Use Your Stash Blog Hop – Ribbon Galore

Welcome to this month’s Use Your Stash Blog Hop where we are using up a bunch of that stashed RIBBON!!  This hop is a circle; if you have just started simply continue until you make your way back here; if you have already started, you should be coming from Marie Flayer.

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I have wanted to start making wreaths and this hop provided the perfect opportunity.  The style I chose was also a great way to use up lots of ribbons!  I simply started with a foam ring/wreath form.  I pulled out various ribbons from my stash (some CTMH, others not) and cut them into lengths that would fit around the ring.  Because I was using up ribbons, they are not all the same length but if you want a more uniform look you could cut them all the same.  Next I sealed all the edges of the ribbons so they wouldn’t fray.  After all the prep work was done, I sat down in front of the TV and started tying all the ribbons onto the ring.  If I had a bunch of the same kind I spaced them around it.  Once I had a bunch on, I pushed the ribbons together, then added more until it was full.  Originally, I had planned to cover the ring completely with one type of ribbon but I didn’t have enough.  If you do this, then you won’t have to push them together quite as much to cover the base.  I finished the wreath by adding a FALL title using CTMH Jute Ribbon (retired).

I am also not a big fan of the colors I used on this project.  They are great fall colors but not ones that I pull out when scrapbooking so this was a great way to use up a bunch of those colors and ribbons that would otherwise remain unused for a long time.

Now hop on over to Shirley!

List of participants:

Shirley
Marilee
Anna
Marie Flayer
Wendy

1 Comment

  1. Shirley Says:

    Love it!! I have wanted to make a ribbon wreath like forever, you have inspired me!! Great job

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