Basic Bow Tutorial #MinnieinParis

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This post is in support of the release of the new children's book MINNIE IN PARIS. Book details are below. We have all seen a million different varieties of bows made from a million different varieties of ribbon and embellishments, but a lot of you are asking me to show a basic bow tutorial, so that's what I am going to give you all right now! A little background: When I decided to start a bow business in 2001, I couldn't find a tutorial online anywhere. I was lucky enough to have a … [Read more...]

No-Slip Ribbon Lined Alligator Clips

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By request, here is a tutorial for how to make Ribbon Lined Alligator Clips. Materials Needed: Alligator clips: There are different clips you can buy for your basic hairbows, but I buy a box of 2-inch metal clips from Sally's Beauty Supply. You can also buy them from Amazon here. 4 inches of ribbon, about the thickness of your clip. Glue Gun Scissors Match or lighter Velcro *optional Directions: If you have any questions or need clarification on any of these … [Read more...]

Ribbon Frame Bow Holder

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I have two girls who never leave the house without wearing a bow! We have hair bows coming out of our ears, and this ribbon frame bow holder is how we keep them organized. Making one will take you five to ten minutes- max! Here is how: Materials Needed: A Frame Ribbon or Ric Rac Hot glue gun & glue Scrapbook Paper Directions: Turn your fame over and glue your ribbon to the back of your frame. Glue a few ribbons to the bottom that will hang off the frame for more … [Read more...]

Creative Ribbon Organization

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A few weeks ago I was browsing the hardware section at Lowes  and I came across these GIANT nails: They are about 8 inches long and they were only 59 cents each. I don't even know what they are used for in the real world, but in my creative world, I had just the right project for them: Ribbon Organization! I am always looking to better utilize and organize my stacks and stacks of ribbon. I used to have all my spools on a few long wood dowels, but it never failed that I would need to … [Read more...]

Ribbon Boards

Ribbon boards are a fun and easy craft to make. They are easily customizable to fit and match any room of the house! I have made these a million times and they have all been different! Above I used a couple old shelves, a piece of spare particle board and a square piece of cork that all were just laying in my craft closet! I added some batting, material and ribbon along with embellishments on a few (vinyl, rhinestones etc.) and in no time your scraps become useful! Here is a big board hanging … [Read more...]