Friday, November 22, 2013

Easy Woven Ribbon Headband Video Tutorial

Hi everyone!  I have a new woven ribbon headband for you today and you’re going to LOVE this one because it’s the easiest one yet!  

If you’ve wanted to make a fun decorative headband for a special little girl and you were intimidated with the tutorials up until now, this is the one for you!!

All of the necessary supplies can be found at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I saw a couple of tutorials on this headband on YouTube and I decided to add mine to the mix because I have a little bit different way of finishing off the ends which looks a bit neater and more professional (if I do say so myself! – lol)

Here is a photo of the finished headband I will be teaching you in my video tutorial.  I made the bow with my Bow-it-All Tool and attached it to an alligator clip.  That way you can wear the headband with or without the bow. You simply have to slide the bottom of the alligator clip under the weave to add the bow to your headband. You can view our Bow-it-All Tutorials on our reasonableribbon YouTube Channel.
What I love about this Easy Woven Ribbon Headband is that is works beautifully with both 3/8″ and 5/8″ width ribbons.  I’ve been wanting to try our Really Reasonable Ribbon’s beautiful textured 5/8″ Satin Ribbons on headbands and now I can.

Here are are some more samples with this weave:

The first headband was made with two of the ribbon styles in our November Ribbon Club assortment.  It’s the third ribbon (grape satin) from the left and the silver satin printed ribbon all the way on the right.  It’s not too late to sign up for our fun monthly Ribbon Club and receive a fun new themed assortment of ribbon automatically each month.  
This is 3/8″ Satin Ribbons on a 1″ White Plastic Headband.
The next headband also uses a ribbon from the November Ribbon Club assortment (the Hyacinth Satin Swirl) along with our 5/8″ White Checkerboard Satin on a 3/4″ White Plastic Headband.
This headband is made with 3/8″ Shocking Pink Grosgrain Ribbon and 3/8″ Mixed Pink Confetti Dots Grosgrain on a 1/2″ White Plastic Headband.
The next headband is made with 5/8″ Diamond Satin on a 3/4″ White Plastic Headband.
This headband is made with 5/8″ Checkerboard Satin on a 1/2″ White Plastic Headband.
The next headband is made with 5/8″ Shimmer Satin on a 1/2″ White Plastic Headband.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  
I hope you’ll give this headband a try.
If you liked our video, it would be great if you could click the YouTube link below the video to go to YouTube.  Then click the like button and leave us a comment there.  Also, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you don’t miss any future videos.  
~ Bonnie ~
Saturday, November 16, 2013

Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge #74 Tags & Boxes Theme

Hi everyone.  I’m honored to have been selected as a guest designer for the Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge Blog for November. 
The theme for this challenge is Tags & Boxes.
Sugar Creek Hollow is a Vintage and Shabby Chic Challenge Blog, so if that’s your style, head on over and play along!
My tag is made with a collage sheet designed by Heather Hudson.  
You can find it in her Etsy shop My Artistic Adventures HERE.
The sheet is called Shabby Vintage Chic Victorian Christmas Blue Birds Music Tags Digital Collage.
I was able to play with my Donna Salazar Rose Creations Spellbinder dies for the paper roses.  I inked the edges of the petals with Stormy Sky Ranger Distress Ink.
I distressed the edges of all the layers with my Zutter Distrezz-it-All Tool.
I added a crinkly bow and ties with Seam Binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Thanks so much for stopping by. 
I hope you will play along with this fun challenge.
~ Bonnie ~
Friday, November 15, 2013

RRR Challenge #84 – Gift Packaging & Ribbon Theme

Hi there.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog.  

This time we have a Gift Packaging Theme, and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

You’re going to love this project because it’s really not difficult and it has the added bonus of dazzling the recipient before they open it and therefore disguising a possibly mediocre gift…..  lol

I will admit that my gift wrapping does NOT usually look like this and you don’t want to wait until 2 minutes before you leave for the party to try to pull this off, but if you allow yourself 10-15 extra minutes, you can really jazz up that gift for a special occasion!
I used a piece of decorative art paper, but any sophisticated looking gift wrap will do.  I took the extra step of using double sided tape so no ugly tape pieces would show.  I used 3/8″ Silver Metallic Edge Satin to wrap around my gift and I did a simple little weaving patter in the bottom corner.  I used double stick tape to join the ribbon also and I repeated the weaving pattern on the back.  I adjusted the pieces so the seams would be under the weave.
I made a layered bow with the pretty 5/8″ Hyacinth Satin Swirl on my Bow-it-All Tool.  If you have not seen our video tutorials for the Bow-it-All, you can find them on the reasonableribbon YouTube channel HERE.
I added a Mulberry Rose to the center of my bow and I glued a silver glitter jingle bell underneath it. 
My tag was made with my Silhouette Cameo which I love and don’t play with nearly enough.  They have oodles of tag designs in the Silhouette store.  I had a hard time selecting one!
I hope you’ll head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog and play along with our challenge.  Any type of project is welcome.
If you don’t want to play along, you may just want to hop over to get some gift packaging ideas for the upcoming holidays.
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Bonnie ~