How To Make A Korker Bow, YouTube Thursday

How To Make A Korker Bow, YouTube Thursday - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Korker ribbon AND bows are some of my absolute favorite! I love the girly curl and the fullness you get with adorable bows made from these incredible ribbons. This fun ribbon comes in so many different colors and designs from polka dot to chevron…and who doesn’t love polka dots and chevrons?

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Swimsuit Cover-Up Tutorial

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Hi Ya’ll! It’s Danielle from Blissful and Domestic. I don’t know about you, but I am greatly anticipating summer. BBQ’s, swimming, snow cones, and fireworks come July.

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Looped Ribbon Birthday Photo Wreath

Hey everyone!  It’s Christine from I Dig Pinterest, and I can’t wait to share how to make this oh-so-fun Looped Ribbon Birthday Photo Wreath with you!

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Bright colors just scream birthday to me, so I wanted to incorporate them, using ribbon, into a  “Party” wreath.  What I absolutely adore about this creation, is not only the fabulous mix of patterns and colors, but the fact that it can be personalized with the birthday boy or girl’s precious photos.

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Bows Show-N-Tell Link Party #3

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Welcome all Bow Makers, Bow Lovers, and Everyone to our 3rd Bows Show-N-Tell Link Party! Bow Makers, are you ready to PARTY and to show us your incredible bows? Bow Lovers, are you ready to PARTY and to see some incredible bows? We had so much fun at our last link party…I have been so excited to do it all again and to celebrate more BOWS!

I was totally blown away by the bows linked up at your last party, so I can’t even wait to see what you lovely bow makers have been creating and are going to link up! With Easter right around the corner, I am so excited to see all of your Easter bows and all other bows you have made. Remember, the sky is the limit when it comes to the bows you can link up. They can be holiday or special occasion bows, everyday wear bows, ribbon sculptures, or you can even link up headbands. I literally am so excited to see all of your creativity and pure talent. AND…the most important part, you can link up as many of your handmade bows/headbands as you want!

This is going to be a true party, and you are all invited to participate! In case you haven’t heard, don’t remember, or you are visiting for your first time today…there is even a prize, no 3 top prizes up for grabs. AND to make this party even better, we are going to be featuring the top 5 Honorable Mentions, who of course will be getting a FABulous prize as well. So…with a little bit of Math that makes not one, not two, but 8 prizes to be given away!

How do you win one of these 8 prizes? Here is all you need to know…

1. Make as many bows, headbands, or ribbon sculptures as you can using the The Ribbon Retreat YouTube videos. While you are checking out our awesome videos, subscribe to our Ribbon Retreat Channel so you can receive a notice every time a new video is added.

2. The Show-N-Tell Link Party is open right now and won’t close until Sunday, April 20th at midnight. However, you don’t have to wait until the 2s1t to link up. If your bows are already made and ready to go…go ahead and link those beauties up right now! The party has already started! And, if you decide to make more bows…come back and link those up too!

3. Starting Monday, April 21st until Wednesday, April 23rd at midnight…you can cast your vote for your 8 favorite bows.

3. On Friday, April 25th our Top 3 winners and Honorable Mentions will be announced!

4. First place will win $50.00 to The Ribbon Retreat.
Second place will win $30.00 to The Ribbon Retreat.
Third place will win $20.00 to The Ribbon Retreat.
Honorable Mentions will receive $10.00 to The Ribbon Retreat.

5. Who is ready to PARTY????? Ready, Set, Link up BELOW! :)

Good Luck everyone! Have fun making those bows, headbands and ribbon sculptures. I can’t wait to see even more bows linked up and to see all of the talent coming this way! Our last Link Party was so much fun and there were LOTS and LOTS of fun fun bows linked up. Tell you moms, sisters, friends and neighbors to come join the party!

Oh, and last but not least….you, all of you, whether you have linked up a bow or not, are our judges!!! You get to choose this Bows Show-N-Tell Link Party winners! So, make sure to invite all of your family, friends, coworkers and neighbors to link up their bows and to vote for our winners! I can’t wait to see who you all pick….guess I better go and cast my vote too!

Good Luck, Link Up Now AND don’t forget to come back Monday, April 21st to vote for your 8 favorites!!!


Happy Creating, Happy Bow Making, & Happy Linking!
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Dragonfly Ribbon Sculpture

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Hi Ribbon Retreat Readers! It’s Rebeca, owner of Clips N Things on Facebook, here to share with you an adorable Spring craft. Spring is a wonderful time of the year, and today I’m going to show you how to make a ribbon sculpture inspired by one of my favorite springtime critters, the dragonfly.

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Carrot and Easter Bunny Ribbon Sculptures, YouTube Thursday

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Ribbon sculptures are so much fun! They are fun to wear, fun to make and really fun to give as gifts. Teachers, friends and classmates love them and if you have a little girl of your own or one you love to make things for…she will love them too.

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Easter Basket Totes

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Hi there! I’m Michele from The Scrap Shoppe, and I’m so excited to be visiting The Ribbon Retreat blog to share these Easter basket totes I made for my boys! I have taught myself to sew over the last year and, I have to admit, these totes have been my biggest challenge. I mean, there was geometry involved, you guys! But regardless of my lack of fondness for math, I do have to say these turned out great, and I can’t wait to show you how to make them!

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Mismatched Maxi Skirt

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Oh Hey Ribbon Retreat Friends, I am so excited to share with you this lovely Mismatched Maxi Skirt. I don’t know about you but I sure love to wear a cute skirt and open toed shoes this time of year! So let’s begin….you will need a few things!

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Easter Egg Ribbon Sculpture & A Giveaway!

Easter Egg Ribbon Sculpture - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Are you familiar with our Ribbon Mixes? They are sooooo cute and so much fun to work with! I don’t know about you, but I tend to get a little bit overwhelmed when looking at all of the incredibly cute ribbon we have. I want so badly to mix and match all of the gorgeous colors, patterns and designs and sometimes struggle with getting the exact look I am really wanting.

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Posted in Easter, Easter, Holiday, Holiday Craft Tutorials, Homemade Hair Bows and Sculptures, Ribbon Sculptures | 50 Responses

Ribbon Easter Egg

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Spring…what a gorgeous time of year! It means Easter is almost here and summer is drawing near! It means that gorgeous green blades of grass are beginning to appear and beautiful tulips are starting to creep up through the ground after sleeping the whole winter through.

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