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(July 30, 2009 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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I love turning something basic into something truly fun. Ribbon is a perfect example. You can take a roll of ribbon from a craft store and make it into something truly special – with little more than a pair of scissors and maybe a hot glue gun.

Make a Hair Bow

So the obvious use of ribbon is to make yourself a hair bow. Cut about eighteen inches of ribbon – possibly longer if you want to make a long bow. Pull your hair up into a ponytail and secure it with an elastic band. Then, place your ribbon under your ponytail and pull the two ends up making sure the pattern is facing out. Then you only need to tie the two ends together like your shoelaces and pull the bow tightly to hold it in place at the top of the pony tail. The hardest things will be keeping the dangling ends of the bow about the same length, but you can always trim a bit if you need to.

Make a Headband

Ribbon makes a great headband as well. Cut a length of ribbon about two feet in length. This works best with a medium or thick ribbon as well. Place the center of the ribbon at the top of your forehead and let the ends dangle freely. When you have the ribbon centered, grab the two ends and pull the ribbon tight to hold it in place as you flip your head over.

With your head now upside down and your hair dangling, tie the ends of the ribbon together being sure that the ribbon is pulled tightly. Use a bow or a knot to hold the ends of the ribbon together under your hair. You’ll probably have to pull the ribbon out of your hair and then put it back on again after getting your hair back in place to complete your look.

Decorate a Bulletin Board

Memo boards and bulletin boards are great to have in your room. Fill them up with pictures and note from friends. Your favorite cartoons and doodles from science class all compete for space and you can easily make your own, or at least personalize one using ribbon. Buy an inexpensive bulletin board and a roll of ribbon. I prefer thick ribbon just because it shows up better. Heat up your hot glue gun and get to work. Cut a length of ribbon to go along each edge of the bulletin board and then use those as templates to cut a bunch more.

If you want to use two colors – one for vertical and one for horizontal, you’ll really be in business. Once you have lots of ribbon, start threading it together. Put all your vertical pieces on first and glue them at the top and bottom. Then thread a horizontal stripe through all your vertical stripes to make a pattern.

Get the horizontal stripe positioned correctly and then glue those down as well. Add as much hot glue as you think is necessary to secure the ribbons and allow it to cool completely. When you’re finished, you’ll have a totally custom bulletin board that matches your room perfectly with a fun plain design.


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LancasterPrinc

26/Female
Nashville, TN
Posted On: November 20, 2009
http://z3.invisionfree.com/Dollsters/ind ex.php?act=idx

Join! This is the Rescue Forums in the case that the site shuts down.

If the link doesn't work then check to make sure there were no spaces added when it was copy and pasted. I don't know why it adds spaces, but it does. The link should have NO spaces. The most common place to delete a space is in the word 'index' between the D and the E.
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Lovegoonie

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: August 15, 2009
I don't really like doing any of those. o.O. I must be really freaky.
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LancasterPrinc

26/Female
Nashville, TN
Posted On: August 8, 2009
Ugh, sorry for the triple post, but for some reason there are added spaces in that url I posted, just delete them and you'll be able to see the ribbon-related image.
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LancasterPrinc

26/Female
Nashville, TN
Posted On: August 8, 2009
I saw this and had to share:

http://i36.photobucket.com/alb ums/e20/Kimberly8312/5600_1134074883678_ 1581498203_32670.jpg
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LancasterPrinc

26/Female
Nashville, TN
Posted On: August 6, 2009
You know another cute thing to do? Excange the chain off of a pendant necklace with ribbon. Or just tie a ribbon with a cute bow around your neck, lol.

I just made some invites for my up-comming 21st birthday a little while ago, and the part I duved mostest was the ribbon. I'd never seen anything like it before, it was sheer black ribbon, but it also had rows of black sequins sewn onto it! It was very hard to tie, but the end results were fabulous!
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never_more

21/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: August 4, 2009
I too love ribbons. I use them as a cute border on skirts or loose shirts, and occasionally as watch bands, beading mediums, and to tie up the back of the corset I made for my friend who was in some play and needed one.
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LancasterPrinc

26/Female
Nashville, TN
Posted On: August 4, 2009
You could tie a ton to your flip flops. It's really cute!

I love ribbon! I'm a major lover of wrapping presents so I have a ton of ribbon, both plastic and cloth.
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xXLush_RoseXx

24/Female
Grangerland, TX
Posted On: August 4, 2009
You can tie a black ribbon around a rose and surprise your mom...

Eh, there's your Phantom of the Opera reference for the day. ;D

Actually, I did do that once. My mom was shocked I got her roses (She thought it my dad at first...) and laughed at the black ribbon. But that's not really the point of this entire article, so you can go on and pretend I didn't say anything.
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