Saturday, 8 March 2008

Using ribbon - Part 4

Another quick and easy way to use short pieces of ribbon is the "charity ribbon". Simply fold your ribbon in a loop and attach with a staple or, in this case, a brad. Trim the ends as desired.

And another ribbon tip which my Mum used to do back in the olden days when little girls wore ribbons in their hair: if your ribbon is creased, hold it over the steam from a boiling kettle. After a few seconds, "iron" your ribbon on the hot, curved side of the kettle. And that's the nearest I'll get to ironing if I can help it!

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  1. Great tip - especially for those tiny pieces of ribbon you don't know what to do with. LOVE your Mum's tip with the kettle - wonder if that will work with clothes?! CC

  2. Great tips Helen. Another way to "iron" out wrinkles in ribbons is to run the ribbon over the top of a light bulb that has been on eg from a lamp. Works a treat and easy to do without setting up the iron.

  3. I have so many little pieces of ribbon. (I can't throw anything away)I will definitely remember your ribbon tip! Thanks!

  4. What a great tip. This might get kind of thick, could you make a few of them and attach them in the center with a brad and make a flower. Humm... will have to try.

  5. Excellent ribbon & iron tips!

  6. Pretty! I love your cards!!!


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