Monthly Archives: October 2011

Framed Fabric & How to Make a Wall Collage

I’m still pluggin’ away on my bedroom makeover.  I am making progress little by little. I made a couple Button Frames a while ago.  (Click on the link if you missed it). I’m so glad I finally got them up! I also framed some fabric from the Sanctuary line by Michael Miller. I had to […]

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October Link Party – Voting!

Yay to all our amazing customers and your talent!!! I am so impressed with every. single. link! Linking up has now closed and the voting is on! Whoever has the most votes gets a $50 Gift Certificate to The Ribbon Retreat! Share the October Link Party link and tell your family, friends, customers, whoever! to […]

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Zipper Flower Embellishment

Guess what? The Ribbon Retreat now carries ZIPPERS! Yay! I’m so excited! There are so many fun things you can do with zippers. Today I’m going to show you how to make a zipper flower embellishment. Now, this may come as a shock to you. But, sometimes I make mistakes. I’m not gonna lie, sometimes […]

Posted in Hair Accesories, Homemade Accessories, Homemade Flowers, Jewelry, Zipper Flowers | 3 Responses

Scented Fabric Decorative Balls

I’ve wanted to make fabric decorative balls for a while now, but Styrofoam balls are more expensive than I think they need to be. I went to the dollar store to see if there were any balls there that I could cover. I found a four pack of wiffle balls for a dollar. Perfect! After […]

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Inside Out Halloween Bow

The Inside Out Bow Technique is so fun and easy to do! It is a great bow to use for the bottom layer of big stacked bows. Click the link to see the instructions. I used 1 1/2″ Black Striped Ribbon for my bottom layer. I made two two-loop Inside Out bows and then sewed […]

Posted in Examples: How We Layer Bows, Halloween, Halloween, Holiday, Holiday Craft Tutorials, Homemade Hair Bows and Sculptures, How-To | 6 Responses

October Link Party

Welcome to our October Link Party! This month we are celebrating Halloween! Link up your crafts, whether it’s bows or clothes, anything! Show us what you’ve made with product from The Ribbon Retreat. To make things a little more interesting this month, we are trying out the voting feature! The person with the most votes […]

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Tulle Halloween Wreath

Only 30 more days until Halloween!! It’s one of my favorite holidays. And just so everyone in my neighborhood knows it’s one of my favorites, I made this spooky Tulle Halloween Wreath. I was torn between making this one and putting up the Ribbon Wreath I made last year, which I love! But this one […]

Posted in Halloween, Holiday Craft Tutorials, Home Crafts, Wreaths | 11 Responses

Ribbon Tied Wire Numbers

This is the last birthday post, I promise! Until December anyway, when my Mancub turns 9. I wanted to make something exciting for Daisey to wake up to on her birthday, something that said, “Yay! You’re 10! How exciting!” This is what I came up with. Ribbon Covered Wire Numbers Supplies The lid to a […]

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