Monthly Archives: June 2011

Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered our giveaway!! It was so much fun, I think that we will do this more often, so watch for more chances to win! The winner of a Little Fatty and three Ribbon Mixes of your choice is… Michelle Robson! Congratulations Michelle!! Contact me at shirley@theribbonretreat.com to claim your prize!

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Stars and Stripes Bow

I almost wonder if the Red Stripes Ribbon was made just for the 4th of July. It goes perfectly with the Royal with White Stars Ribbon. I am still working on perfecting my Twisted Boutique Bow Technique. Click the link for the instructions. This is a technique that definitely takes practice, but I think I […]

Posted in 4th of July, 4th of July, Examples: How We Layer Bows, Holiday, Holiday Craft Tutorials, Homemade Hair Bows and Sculptures, How-To | Tagged | 12 Responses

Suspender Onesie

I have a friend who just had a baby boy!  I was so excited to give her something handmade.  If you put your mind to it there are MANY fun things to craft for boys!   I have 2 boys and I love it!  I have to admit I love to go to Etsy for inspiration.  I […]

Posted in Baby Craft Ideas, Boys, Clothing Tutorials | Tagged | 5 Responses

Ribbon Flag Wreath

I LOVE the 4th of July. Love it. I am so glad I could squeeze in this little craft while the babies were napping today. This fun wreath took me less than an hour to do! And I really needed a new wreath. About two months ago the wind was so bad, it tore off […]

Posted in 4th of July, Holiday Craft Tutorials, Home Crafts, Home Decor, Homemade Gift Ideas, Wreaths | Tagged | 11 Responses

Double Ruffle Firecracker Bow

  This bow is so much fun to make!  There is not a lot of skill involved.  YAY! This bow could be made in any color scheme and be so cute!  I think this style of bow is so great for the 4th of July though!  It looks just like a little firecracker!  For this bow […]

Posted in 4th of July, 4th of July, Examples: How We Layer Bows, Holiday, Holiday Craft Tutorials, Homemade Hair Bows and Sculptures, How-To | Tagged | 14 Responses

4th of July Placemat & Center Piece

I just LOVE the 4th of July!  During the next month I will show you a few really fun ideas to craft for the 4th of July.  Isn’t it always so fun to have a center piece on your table that 1) makes you excited about the holiday coming up and 2) gives you a little […]

Posted in 4th of July, Holiday Craft Tutorials, Home Crafts, Home Decor, Kitchen | Tagged | 3 Responses

Fairytale Tutu Makeover

The Fairytale Tutus are SO cute just the way they come!  I know they don’t really need a makeover, but if you really want to add some personality, I will show you how to make them even cuter by putting either petals or pom poms in between two layers of the tulle.  Supplies For Tutu […]

Posted in Clothing Tutorials, Girls, Homemade Hair Bows and Sculptures, How-To, Kids Craft Tutorials | Tagged | 12 Responses

Flamingo Toes Bracelet Knockoff

Isn’t this bracelet beautiful!? Bev over at Flamingo Toes is a creative genius. This bracelet is a knock off of an Anthropologie Dutch Wax Collage Bracelet. Her bracelet uses our Jacquard Ribbon, and her tutorials are awesome to follow. Supplies call for fabric and buttons, which you can find at The Ribbon Retreat! I just […]

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Make It and Love It Review

Ashley from Make It And Love It, used our awesome products to create adorable dresses, and I wanted to show them off to you! Ashley made this cute spring dress using our fabric, Scarlet Pom Pom by Del Hi. I love this line of fabric! It just screams summer to me. She includes a tutorial […]

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Interchangeable Flip Flops

I’ve been wanting to show you these flip flops for a while now!  Three things have held me up: 1) It has been very cold and rainy here in Idaho and flip flops are not on my mind, 2) I knew I had to get a pedicure before I could show you my feet :) 3) I […]

Posted in Clothing, Homemade Accessories, Other Fun Crafts | Tagged | 9 Responses