Happy 4th of July!!!
I've got a tutorial for you- my submission for Round 2 of the May Arts Design Team call! (yes, I was giddy to have made it this far!)
Today I'm showing you how to make those cute corkscrew barrettes that you can pay a fortune for at department stores! Here's my purchased example:
Did you know that if you bake your ribbon on dowels it will hold the corkscrew shape? So fun! Here's my rainbow of ribbon ready to go into the oven! ;)1/4" white/mini dot wrapped & secured with a clothespin.
And here's a fun pile of corkscrew ribbon!
imaginesce i-magicut ribbon cutter to cut the ribbon in 3" segments. You could certainly make them smaller or larger- I was using the Gymboree clip as my guide. I cut 8 segments, varying the colors.
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1/4" solid/check, , 1/4" solid/iridescent.)
mini-dot ribbon is so well suited for these clips! (3/8" grosgrain also used)
I found that the 1/4" ribbon really does hold the corkscrew well- the 3/8" adds some whimsy, as the curl is softer. I love that I can make clips in so many colors!And what else might you use that cute curly ribbon for? I thought it looked darling on a little birthday gift!
And if you made it this far- yay!
I have loved being a Prima Ribbonista for May Arts! The Ribbon Lady is awesome, and I'm constantly inspired by the other members of the design team! So I'll cross my fingers to get to stay...!
And since I've got red, white & blue featured, I'll play in the Ribbon Carousel's Challenge (kind of perfect, as they carry tons of May Arts ribbon!), as well as Simon Says Stamp's ATC or Tag challenge! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think!