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A couple weeks ago, Sue brought over a whole bin o ribbon. “My aunt gave this to me- we should do stuff with it.”

So these last two weeks, I’ve been thinking on it… and when I saw a cool flower necklace in the SCAD catalog, I had the idea of trying to make something like it… with our endless supply of ribbon!

Here's a less intense example of the necklace I saw in SCAD. If could have found it on their website, I would have been able to post my original inspiration!

Here’s a less intense example of the necklace I saw in SCAD. If could have found it on their website, I would have been able to post my original inspiration!

Sam was able to come as was Sue and her mom and aunt (the one that gave the ribbon!). Turns out Aunt Andrea is hilarious, and Spaz and Arlo (Sam and Jen’s dogs) get along with each after a getting-to-sniff-you period.



Materials
Ribbon
Needle and thread
Scissors
Glue gun (optional)

Cocktail of the Night: Barefoot Mouscato

To make roses, we suggest starting with the ‘easy’ roses. (Here’s the link: http://blisstree.com/live/easy-ribbon-roses-114/?utm_source=blisstree) You can do these with 1 yard of ribbon or less but watch out for the ribbon accordion-ing out on you! These easy ones went alright and we were able to make each one in about five minutes.

If you make a few and are feeling confident, try one of the more advanced techniques (like this: http://www.girlythingsbows.com/ribbon_roses.html).

We used a few small stitches to hold the flowers together but you can also do the glue gun bit. One website enthusiastically suggested that we hot glue the flowers all over everything but I preferred trying to make my necklace by attaching the flowers to a piece of ribbon. Came out alright I think!

Aren’t you crafty…and slowly putting a dent in your collection of ribbon!