4th of July is my favorite holiday, and it's the perfect time of year to host a party with friends, whether you're indoors or outdoors. What does every party need? A photo backdrop! Make a simple patriotic ribbon photo backdrop that looks like an American flag to celebrate the 4th of July and take memorable photos!
Why hello there, wedding season! If you're currently planning or have planned a wedding before, you know that there are a million little details to consider. Centerpieces, wedding favors, planning a menu that is considerate of everyone's dietary needs, seating arrangements that keep peace in the family - the list could go on forever. Flowers are a huge part of weddings, but fresh flowers generally need to be picked up day of, adding to your already huge to-do list. If you're DIY-ing your upcoming nuptials, making a faux bouquet ahead of time can help you tackle your checklist in a timely fashion. Plus you'll be able to keep the bouquet forever as a memento of the special occasion.
Don't you love the feeling when you wrap a present just right? All the corners fold in perfectly, the tape isn't wrinkled, and you successfully tie a bow without it being lopsided. It basically feels like a Christmas miracle. On the flip side, sometimes the gift you're trying to wrap is just too awkward or too weirdly shaped, and trying to wrap it turns into an existential crisis of tape and paper cuts. Sometimes it's best just to throw everything in a bag and call it a day.
This week I'm sharing a series of DIY projects using ribbon from the nice folks at Midori Ribbon. You can check out the first three projects here. A today, I'm embellishing a chevron pillow cover with beautiful pink ribbon!
All this week I'm doing a series of DIY projects with colorful ribbon. Today I'm sharing an easy DIY I made for my daughter's closet. Read on to find out how to make this fun, colorful pendant lamp!
The lights in all our closets consist of bare exposed bulbs, with nothing more; they're plain-jane. I wanted to create something with a touch of whimsy for Ayla's closet, because even at 3-years-old, she spends quite a bit of time in there,...
There's something exquisite about spools of ribbon. They are the final touch on gifts, the last detail at the end of Pippi Longstocking's braids, and the very magic of a may pole. When the people at Midori Ribbon got in touch with us about doing a series of DIY ribbon projects, I jumped. And, when we looked at their web site and the lovely of these ribbons, I jumped a little higher. Read on for the first in a series of step-by-step tutorials.
This mini wreath ornament requires few supplies: Yarn. Ribbon. And a bathroom decor staple?
The season of gift-giving is fast approaching, and if your family is anything like mine, we like to make sure all the out-of-towners get their Christmas gifts while they are visiting for Thanksgiving. And since a drive/flight home usually results in crushed boxes and torn gift tags, I thought I'd make some that were a little more suitcase friendly while being easy enough for any gift-giving occasion.
The most simple things really are the most genius. In this case, Halsey took one of those hole-y bins, ran a
Last week, we showed you how to give a thrift store lamp base a quick and easy update but what if it's not the base that needs help? If you have a lamp with a shade that's seen better days consider treating it to this easy no-sew makeover!
Super simple but also a great way to recycle. A jar (or can) rescued from the recycle bin tarted up with leftover embroidered ribbon sewn into a sleeve to fashion a
The holidays are over. Have you left your wrapping supplies in disarray? Did you stock up on paper and ribbon for next year and have no where to put it? Have no fear, Centsational Girl is here with a sensational diy wrapping paper and ribbon organizer. These are the supplies she used, all found at Lowes:
This week is Pillow Talk over on my newly remodeled blog
Sometimes nothing else will do but a rosette. Now add a fancy button or vintage piece of costume jewelry and WOW!
If you save gift bows like I do, you probably have a sack of them, all of which are looking a little crunched up by now. Here’s a great–and EASY–way to remake them into bow mums.
What you need:
- A scissors
- Bows! Large or small, it doesn’t matter, but they must be made of paper ribbon like the cheap sack o’ bows you can buy just about everywhere these days.
What you do:
First, cut the loops down the center, longways. You don’t have to...
I heart wreaths on doors. Combine wreaths and ribbons and you've made my day. So thanks clever folks at The Long Thread for this bit O' lovely:
Yup, it is in black, cause this one was made as a Halloween decoration, but you can make it in the colours of your choice. Candy-striped cheerfulness maybe or swish red and silver, or maybe even multi-coloured with random bits from your monstrous and ever growing ribbon collection. Here's what...
Ribbons. I like them. A LOT (a 12-steps-in-my-near-future lot). Things with ribbons on or in them are just better. Like this:
A bulletin board with ribbons AND buttons. Be still my heart.
To make one, maybe for the weird space behind your desk, or you know, wherever, you'll need:
- Cork board
- RIBBON lovely lovely ribbon
- buttons, beads or other additional embellishments
Realsimple has a cute way to use up the squillion meters of ribbon that you might happen to have tucked away. (Compulsive ribbon buyer? Moi?)
Whip your old shower curtain hooks off and replace them with lengths of ribbon, tie them off and snip the ends at an angle. Practical? Maybe, maybe not, but it's cheap, has big impact and it's super easy to change when you get bored.
A spot of the same ribbon sewn onto the bottom of a few hand towels...
If you battle the comforter scrunch night after night, help is here. This is a quick and permanent solution to keep your comforter evenly distributed inside your beautiful duvet. Everyone will be warm and toasty and happy.
What you need:
8 pieces of 10" pieces of non-satin ribbon or twill tape (shoestring with ends cut off)
What you do:
1. Turn duvet inside out
2. Fold ends of ribbon or tape over...