I can’t believe that it’s time again for a Makeover Monday post! Where does the time go??? If you are not familiar with my Makeover Monday let me fill you in a bit.
Every first Monday of the month I show you a project or projects showcasing ways to use scraps and things that might otherwise get thrown out, or a found object that has been re-purposed into something beautiful and useful. To see previous Makeover Monday posts just click on the Makeover Monday category link at the bottom of this post and a list of previous Makeover Monday posts should show up.
This week it’s all about using up those little bits of ribbon that might seem too small to be of much use. I keep all my Stampin’ Up! ribbon on the spools they come on and all my non Stampin’ Up! ribbon wrapped on little cards and stored by color. When I get a piece that is just too small to wrap around the spool or card it goes into my vintage Coca-Cola box where I store my bits of ribbon along with a few other embellishments.
Those are jars of buttons on the left and my American Crafts embellishments in the back. Seeing all those pretty pieces of ribbon just makes me want to create something with them! As you can see, it’s getting kind of full and it needs to be emptied out a bit. I have got some fun projects to show you today that will hopefully help you pare down your own stash of ribbon scraps and find new uses for them.
First up I have a fun tutorial for making beautiful ribbon butterflies like the one I used on this scrapbook page. Isn’t it adorable? It’s made using the butterflies Sizzix die from Stampin” Up! LOVE that die!!!
Cut a piece of heavy cardstock or lightweight card board in the size you will need for the die you want to use. I used the lightweight cardboard that comes with the packages of patterned paper from Stampin’ Up!
Next cover your paper/cardboard piece with double sided sticky tape. The sticky sheets from Stampin’ Up! would be great for this. I didn’t have any of them so I used this wide sticky tape I had on hand.
A little about the scrapbook page before I go on. I almost deleted those pictures from my camera when I saw that they didn’t turn out well. I was outside taking a picture of my kids through our patio window. After taking a closer look I realized that I loved those pictures because of all the telling details I can see in them. If you click on the photo you will be able to see the page larger and read the journaling. Then you can see what I mean. These photos were perfect for the word up right now on the One Little Word blog. This week the word is See, so I created this page with that in mind.
Okay, on to the rest of my fab ribbon scraps projects.
You could use this to embellish a scrapbook page or a card, but I made mine into a barrette for my daughter to wear. It would be cute to attach a pin fastener on the back and wear on your lapel as well.
Again, this is a fun little piece you could use to embellish a page or a card or other project.
I plan to use this piece on a scrapbook page, but you could also attach it to the front of a card or even use another ribbon scrap at the top and hang this piece from a gift and write a short message on the back.
Well, there ya go! Tell me what you think. I hope I was able to inspire you to find some new ways to use up those little scraps of ribbon instead of throwing them in the trash can. After all these projects I made my ribbon box is still full, so I guess I better go find some more fun ways to use them up. I think I will make some more barrettes for Chloe with some of them.