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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Messy Bows


Are  you a ribbon hoarder? My kids know that when packages get unwrapped the ribbon always gets saved. But do you have a drawer that looks like this?  
That's the problem, what to do with all of those odds and ends of lovely ribbon?


(In my defense, some of my ribbon is organized.)

The answer is messy bows! I learned this technique a couple of years ago and it changed my life. (Well, at least it cleaned out my ribbony mess.) So here is how to make spectacular ribbon creations for all of your gift giving this holiday season.

Start with a couple of pieces of tissue paper (you know you hoard that as well). Cut it about 4" by 12".

Layer on lengths of random width ribbon anywhere from 4- 12 inches long. You can use both wired and unwired. 

Mix and match your ribbon in like color schemes. 

Next, tie the whole thing in the middle with a bow.

Now scrunch away and fluff up all of those ribbon bits! 

Ta Da! Tie it on your wrapped packaged and you have an impressive presentation. I think this looks especially fun on a small package. 


This is a great idea for getting kids involved in the wrapping process. So easy and fun to do!

Merry Christmas and Happy gift wrapping!

I like to join

Rooted in Time

5 comments :

  1. Good Evening Karee, What a fabulous idea. Like you I cannot resist saving ribbons which come with presents or wrapped around boxes of chocolates... I really cannot bear to throw them away.
    At this time of year I find I use so many of my ribbons to wrap gifts, but I really love this idea you have shared with us.
    Oh yes, my friends and family will be receiving some wonderfully ribboned gifts this Christmas and I just know they will be impressed.
    Thank you so much.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  2. Oohlala! What a beautiful idea. I'm one of the "tie a bow" challenged. This one I totally get. THANKS!!! Best ~ Mickie.

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  3. Oohlala! What a beautiful idea. I'm one of the "tie a bow" challenged. This one I totally get. THANKS!!! Best ~ Mickie.

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  4. Karee, I love this idea! I can't tie a good bow to save my life and this tip might just save Christmas.

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  5. Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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