Thursday, October 17, 2013

May Arts Halloween Hop!

Welcome to the May Arts Ribbonista Halloween Blog Hop!
I've been amazed by the projects so will wrap things up, so if you
missed Monday through Thursday, visit the May Arts' blog...
will be given away to a really-lucky commentor!

Today's hop includes the following designers (in order):
I wanted to do something a little different for my design today. 
I love holiday bunting...I have a couple of different things for 4th of July and
Christmas, but I really wanted a piece that would go along with my Halloween decor.
From lengths of wired ribbon, I fashioned my own unique bunting!

This is how I went about making the bunting:
5- 18" lengths of 1.5" Solid/Pom Pom Edged Wired Ribbon 
6 Yards of 1.5" Solid Checkered Wired Ribbon
Sewing machine and/or fabric glue

First, cut your pom pom ribbon into the 18" lengths.
Gently pull one of the wires from either side; leave the other wire in place.
Form each piece into a "U" shape as shown above

Next, decide how wide you would like for the piece to be.  
Taking 3 yards (more/less if desired) of the check ribbon, begin gluing the loops to the
front of the check ribbon.  Make sure that you leave about 24" of check ribbon at each end
so that it can be tied into a large bow.  
Once all of the loops have been glued to the front of the check ribbon, attach
the second section (3 yards) on top by matching up the two pieces.  
You may use fabric glue for this or machine stitch the two checkered ribbons together:

Add a small piece of wire to each side (behind the bow) so that it can be attached to 
a railing or hung from a hanger.

The cute pom pom ribbon also comes in a black ribbon with orange pom poms...and
a huge variety of other colors, especially if you're thinking ahead to Christmas :)

May Arts Products Used:
KB38- 1.5" Solid Checkered Ribbon
XA38- 1.5" Solid/Pom Pom Wired Edged Ribbon

Thanks for hopping along with us at May Arts Ribbon!
I hope that you've found a couple of projects that you'd like to give a try...there are 
several cute wreaths and countdown calendars that I'd like to try myself :)
Whatever it is...have fun!

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At October 18, 2013 at 4:35 AM , Anonymous TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL bunting - LOVE IT!!!
I like to decorate our dresser too and this is a wonderful idea, THANK YOU for the inspiration and sharing your tutorial too :)

At October 18, 2013 at 4:37 AM , Anonymous Sue D said...

Love this--looks great on your hutch.

At October 18, 2013 at 5:35 AM , Anonymous Tarnished Rose said...

Cool! And thanks for telling us how you did it.


At October 18, 2013 at 6:52 AM , Anonymous Ravengirl said...

This is very clever! I love the look of this fun Halloween decor!

At October 18, 2013 at 7:27 AM , Anonymous Julie A. Shearer said...

So Spooktacular !! This looks amazing on your hutch !! TFS .

At October 18, 2013 at 1:16 PM , Anonymous Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

I love it. It looks so neat with that cabinet too. Very fun for Halloween.

At October 18, 2013 at 1:24 PM , Anonymous Mendi said...

Such a clever use of the ribbon! Love that it's something you can pull out and put on that cabinet to decorate year after year! :)

At October 18, 2013 at 3:11 PM , Anonymous cghundley said...

This is a cute bunting.
Would be so easy to
make for all holidays!
Carla from Utah

At October 18, 2013 at 4:06 PM , Anonymous marylouh said...

Clever idea to decorate a piece of furniture. thanks for sharing. The hutch looks great.

At October 18, 2013 at 5:48 PM , Anonymous Lucy said...

This is so festive! Great directions.

At October 18, 2013 at 7:16 PM , Anonymous Loly Borda-Towery said...

I love it! So elegant and festive! TFS

At October 19, 2013 at 12:58 PM , Anonymous Iris said...

So clever and very pretty.

At October 21, 2013 at 5:12 AM , Anonymous by belle said...

I love this ribbon banner! What a great idea!!


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