Monday, December 6, 2010

Oh No! They Don’t Carry Anymore Of My Ribbon!!

What do you do when the ribbon you planned on using for your tree is no longer available? I purchased enough of the black and white striped ribbon to use in one area of my home, and then decided I needed more for my tree!!
They did not have any more of this…….

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After thinking about it, I  decided I needed something a little bolder  than this particular stripe. I have so many ornaments on my tree this stripe would just disappear, so I put on my thinking cap!

The store did have some of this…….

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Bridesmaid! What does that have to do with Christmas?!!
So I turned it over and did this……..

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I just used some fusible webbing and now I have a nice sharp contrasting ribbon to make my bows for my tree. I used 3in. double faced white satin and an 1in. black grosgrain ribbon fused together to make my loosely tied bows.

If you read my last post,"To Bow or Not To Bow?!" you know I love a nice soft looking bow over a wired ribbon contrived looking bow.

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Here is a little sneak peek of my tree! I promise I will show you more when it is all done. Only a few more bows to make!!

Yay!!! my plan worked perfectly. You can not defeat a die hard decorator at Christmas time!!

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Merry Christmas!!


Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Clever girl!! Can't wait to see!

Mariette said...

Dearest Kathysue,

Very smart to do it this way! Bridesmaid belly up and problem solved... Can't wait to see the end result!

Enjoy your work!

Mariette's Back to Basics

Anonymous said...

Great solution Kathy! I ran into the same problem with my tree - the ornments I wanted? No luck. :-) Plan b.

Hamptontoes said...

Aren't you the best thing since sliced bread? I love your spirit and your attitude! Can't wait to see your tree when you are finished. We just put our tree tonight and will decorate tomorrow night. I love the smell of fresh pine in the home!

ashlina {the decorista} said...

yay! yay! yay! i love ribbon. so much fun to use, and i see you are using the black + white kind...our favorite!

happy holiday decorating. xoxo

Anonymous said...

hahaha! love it! can't wait to see more of your creativity! xoxox

Marcus Design said...

Black and white is so bold and fabulous Kathysue, I love it!! And you are so crafty and creative as usual, great solution :)
Nancy xo

sissie said...

Great idea Kathysue! The ribbon looks lovely on your tree.


Beach House Living said...

I would not have thought to fuse the ribbon together.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Smart solution! BTW, I took the bow off my front door wreath after reading your post about bows. It actually looks better natural.



La Dolfina said...

That was brilliant!!
Sometimes a challenge brings about an even better solution as you've proved with these stunning bows!!
Absolutely gorgeous!!