DIY: Flower Girl Swarvoski Head Band

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By Julissa

Everyone always sees the adorable little girl throwing petals on the floor. Brides also need to worry about what to put on their flower girls. You can create your own head band for your flower girl using ribbon and crystals with these easy steps.

Materials:

Directions:

  • Take the 1/2 yard of satin ribbon and glue it the headband to cover the plastic, cut the the ends to make them shorter, then glue the ends to the inside.
  • Take the 1/2 yard of organza ribbon and glue it straight in the middle of the headband. Cut a little of the ends, leave some left over to glue the ends on the inside of the headband.
  • take the metallic cord, cut 4 pieces even pieces (about 3 1/2 inches long), take the belt and swoop the pieces through, as a belt and glue the the ends on to the headband.
  • take the other pieces of jewels and scatter them as you wish on each side of the head band.

Lightweight Ribbon Tieback

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By Eleah

Now that it’s warm out I like to keep the windows open at home.  I made some curtains for my bathroom and wanted a way to tie them back to let the fresh air in.  Most home décor curtain tiebacks are made from very heavy material that just don’t suit the curtains.  Organdy ribbon is lightweight and the perfect replacement for lightweight fabric. 

 

Supplies:

These are only suggestions.  You may also want to experiment with buckles, buttons, tassels, lace or cord depending on the fabric and room you are working with.

(Pick colors that compliment your curtains or something else in the room that needs to be tied in color-wise.)

 

Making The Tiebacks

  1. Cut both pieces of ribbon in half.  Cut all 8 ends of your 4 pieces of ribbon at an angle for a more finished look. 
  2. Tie a piece of 38mm ribbon in a knot around the gathered curtain
  3. Tie a piece of 10mm ribbon over the 38mm in a knot
  4. Make a bow with both pieces of tied on ribbon. 
  5. Repeat on second window and you are done!

Spring Peaches

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By Kristin

Peach Palette

1. Satin Ribbon
2. Grosgrain Ribbon
3. Polka Dot Ribbon
4. Organza Ribbon
5. Hand dye silk ribbon
6. Double Face Silk Ribbon
7. Double Face Midori Satin Ribbon
8. Organza Ribbon With Satin Edge

Spring time is finally here and all the spring brides are putting the finishing touches on their weddings. While there are many popular colors year round, Spring seems to bring up thoughts of pastel colors. Peach is an excellent color for a spring wedding. Everything from your invitations, programs and favors can be decked out in this beautiful shade.

You could have a peach martini or desert to even tie the food into the color! Try wrapping the favors with delicate peach organdy ribbons and make your flower girl glow with a girly little peach satin bow in her hair. There are so many ways to incorporate this color into your big day, give it a try.

Happy Easter!

By Dara

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In just a couple of days Spring will arrive and before you know it, it’ll be Easter this coming Sunday. This year, Easter falls on March 23rd. Can you believe it’s already the end of March? Where has time gone? Next thing we know, we’re celebrating New Years again. Okay, maybe I’m way ahead of myself.

Since, I won’t be back home in New Mexico this Easter, I’ve decided to dress up this boring basket and brighten it up. I’m definitely using it to send some flowers back home to my Mom. You can get a basket like this at any local dollar store. Also known as the 99-cent store. Sounds like a good deal, right?

Using about 1 ½ yard of wired ribbon, I started wrapping the basket’s handle. With another 1 ½ of the same-wired ribbon, I added it along the basket using crafts’ wire to hold it down every 3 inches. This created the little bubble like form you see. To finish it off, I took the same-wired ribbon and a yellow organza ribbon and tied a bow on top of the handle.

I filled this basket with some silk flowers because that’s what my Mom likes. However, you can fill yours with anything you’d like such as candies. If you were planning on giving it to a child, I’d recommend some items like crayons, coloring books, barrettes or even some educational books. This might take them away from all those sweets that can cause cavities.

If you’re planning on giving this basket to a friend, family, co-worker or partner, you can fill the basket with items they might like. Maybe some CDs, DVDs, reading books, cook books or accessories.

I hope everyone enjoys your Easter!