Monthly Archives: October 2011

Happy Halloween Card

For a quick, fun way to use up my Halloween fabric scraps I thought I’d add them to a card. I’ve mentioned before that I love sending out card for different holidays, or for no reason at all even. It’s always fun to get a card in the mail! I had extra 2″ squares after […]

Posted in Cards, Halloween, Holiday Craft Tutorials, Home Crafts | 4 Responses

Pumpkin Ribbon Sculpture

The only thing more fun than a bow is a good ol’ ribbon sculpture. This little pumpkin is really easy to make! Girls (and ladies) of all ages will love it! –Supplies– Orange 3/8″ Solid Grosgrain Ribbon Brown 3/8″ Solid Grosgrain Ribbon Green 3/8″ Solid Grosgrain Ribbon Single prong clip Hot Glue Gun I bet […]

Posted in Halloween, Halloween, Holiday, Holiday Craft Tutorials, Homemade Hair Bows and Sculptures, How-To, Ribbon Sculptures, Thanksgiving | 4 Responses

Jack Sparrow and his Girly Pirate Crew

Yo ho! Yo ho! A pirate’s life for me! I am so excited to share my little pirates with you! I love that my kids wanted to be pirates for Halloween this year. If I had suggested a theme to them I would have been shut down immediately, but since they came up with it […]

Posted in Boys, Clothing Tutorials, Girls, Halloween, Holiday Craft Tutorials | 6 Responses

Ragamuffin Garland

I love decorating my home with garlands, banners and buntings. They’re such a fun and simple way to liven up a room. I call this one a “Ragamuffin Garland” not only because I used up my fabric scrap “rags” to make it, but because my little ragamuffins helped me make it! Don’t turn me in […]

Posted in Halloween, Holiday Craft Tutorials, Home Crafts, Home Decor | 4 Responses

Fabric Tutu

I love tutus!  Who doesn’t?  As some have mentioned however; they can be itchy and the little ones don’t want to wear them. I made a tutu using fabric left over from my Scented Fabric Decorative Balls. Because the tutu is made of fabric it is very soft and a completely different look. The fabric […]

Posted in Clothing Tutorials, Girls, Kids Craft Tutorials | 7 Responses

Make Your Own Animal Ears

These are my “Mama Bear” ears. Here’s the story: I found a costume for my 5 month old in a box that someone had given me. It was a dog costume and I thought it would be so cute to be a cat to match Brady. Well, when I was telling my husband about it, […]

Posted in Hair Accesories, Halloween, Holiday Craft Tutorials, Homemade Accessories, Kids Craft Tutorials | 5 Responses

Ric Rac Rose

I love these easy-to-make Ric Rac Roses! Isn’t it beautiful? You can make these and use them in hair, on jewelry, on clothing, as embellishments on anything! And with The Ribbon Retreat’s large selection of Ric Rac, your possibilities are endless! They are also sold at an awesome price for $.65 a yard! – Supplies […]

Posted in Homemade Accessories, Homemade Flowers, Homemade Gift Ideas, Jewelry, Ric Rac Flowers | 85 Responses

How to Cover a Travel Wipes Case

Very soon I’m going to be an aunt again! My sister is having a baby boy! I just love boys! There are a lot of fun things to do for them as well. Something every mom needs in her diaper bag is wipes! It is so fun to have a covered wipes case to pull […]

Posted in Baby Craft Ideas, Homemade Gift Ideas | Tagged | 7 Responses

Ribbon Circle Halloween Bow

With Halloween getting closer I thought I’d better get crackalackin’ and whip up some cute festive bows for my girls! Every day is a day to celebrate with little girls, but the holidays are especially fun to dress them up. The Ribbon Retreat offers a variety of cute Halloween ribbons. There are so many fun […]

Posted in Examples: How We Layer Bows, Halloween, Halloween, Holiday, Holiday Craft Tutorials, Homemade Hair Bows and Sculptures | 16 Responses

Wired Ribbon Rose

There is something to be said about easy quick projects!  Who doesn’t love them? This rose is no sew and could be made in about a minute!!   Would you think it could be that easy when you look at it? –Supplies– Wired Ribbon Felt Circle Bar pin Single Prong Clip Hot Glue Gun I […]

Posted in "Add a clip or headband" Flowers, Home Crafts, Homemade Flowers, Ribbon Flowers, Wreaths | Tagged | 12 Responses