Flocked Ribbon Ideas

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In the past I have not been a fan of the old fashioned flocked ribbon.  I think it’s because it is only one sided, seamed cheap looking, and is stiff.  I decided to give it another try.  You know what?  I kind of like (love) it now.  I love the look of velvet and flocked ribbon is a close second.  It’s very inexpensive, which is a bonus, and easy to find.

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Here are some ways I have used it to embellish presents.  I love the look of Kraft and red together.  It feels so natural and Kraft paper is so inexpensive and versatile.  For smaller gifts I use painter’s paper found in hardware stores because it’s thinner and easier to use.  I’m also loving the new My Mind’s Eye Joyous line.  I used several items to help embellish my packages.

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 I discovered you can punch through it using a variety of paper punches and dies.

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 I’ve always seen this ribbon tied in bows and had it in my mind that was all I could do with it.  Here’s a feather gift topper I made.  Just cut two pieces of the flocked ribbon into a feather shape.  Glue a piece of wire between the two pieces and then cut a fringe around the edge. 

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How about just cutting pennants out of it to adorn a gift? 

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Here I stuffed a toilet paper roll with goodies, wrapped it and used the flocked ribbon to make pom poms for each side.  Simply cut two pieces of ribbon about 12 inches long.  Run a gathering stitch through the middle of each one.  Cut the edges into a fringe and gather the middle by pulling the running stitch.  Knot each end.  I then scrunched the pom poms and glued them into place.

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There are so many possibilities with this popular holiday ribbon.  I would love to see what you come up with.

Until tomorrow….hope you have an amazing week!

 

 

Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.

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