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1  Make your own Ribbon Christmas Bow! in Winter Holidays by Crafty247 on: December 19, 2016 10:59:27 AM
This tutorial will show you how to make your own Ribbon Christmas Bow!

To start, you will need the following Items:

Cut 9 strips of ribbon, following the lengths shown, or if you want to try new sizes, change lengths.

Begin by folding the first strip in half, make crease to find center, and drop glue in center

Fold one end to the middle, creating a loop.

Repeat this step for the other end. You will have two loops glued to the center at this point.

You will do this for 8 of the longer strips of ribbon.

Now you will begin gluing the 4 large ribbon loops together, starting by making a cross through the center

Glue the next two strips, rotating to fill in the gaps.

Do this same step with the four smaller strips.

When this is done, you will glue the smaller stack on top of the larger.

Last you will glue the smallest remaining strip to form a loop, then place and glue on top.

In the end, you will have a beautiful ribbon bow that can be used for any occasion! Full video here: https://www.theribbonretreat.com/Catalog/how-to-make-a-christmas-ribbon-gift-bow.aspx
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2  How To Make A Ribbon Turkey in Thanksgiving by Crafty247 on: November 21, 2016 10:26:05 AM
This tutorial will show you how to make a ribbon turkey, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday!

Start by gathering the following supplies:

Cut your ribbon to the following lengths

Starting with the 5" brown ribbon, create a tear drop shape by gluing the ends together.

Repeat with the 4" and 3", stacking and gluing them together to form the body.

Next you will take the second 4" brown ribbon, and create an "awareness" shaped ribbon, gluing in place.

You will then turn the ribbon over, make a crease, and glue in creases to create the head and wings.

The next step is to create the colorful tail. You will create tear drops like you did to make the body, only this time you will make them narrower. Repeat with all the colored 4" ribbons.

Next, you will take a 1/8" ribbon, create a tear drop shape for the wattle.

After that you will cut out a beak shape from the extra orange ribbon. Ensure you seal the edges with a flame.

At this point you should have all the pieces needed to start putting the turkey together.

Glue the head and wings to the body.

You will then glue the wattle and beak to the head. (We cut out the wattle from a red ribbon using a wood burning tool)

Next you will glue on the eyes.

Begin gluing the feathers of the tail to the back of the body, ensuring you have the spacing you want. (We also added a head bow to make it a girl turkey)

Now that the turkey sculpture is complete, you can either leave as is, or add some flair. We chose to add brown marabou puff, and turn it into a head band.

Start by gluing the turkey to the marabou

Adding felt circles, glue a head band to the back of the marabou, with the white felt to sandwhich the band in place.

The end result is a super fun and festive ribbon turkey, that you can use for headbands, decoration, and countless other options.

Enjoy, and happy holidays!
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3  How To Make A Tutu Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Crafty247 on: October 20, 2016 02:11:01 PM
How To Make a Tutu Dress Tutorial!

First, make sure you start with all the necessary supplies!

Take a piece of crochet by the yard, and measure according to the person you are making it for.

You will then sew the ends together to form the body of the dress.

If you don't already have one, I suggest using a mannequin for a simpler process.  

The next step is cutting Tulle for the length you would like the dress. I am doing a 22" dress. When cutting, ensure you double the desired amont x2, then add 2".

Once the Tulle is cut, starting at the middle of the tulle, loop the end through the crochet and fasten.

You will go all the way around the first row until complete.

Next you will do the second row (above row 1)

Straps will be needed for the shoulders to hold the dress on. Measure the subject and cut ribbon accordingly

Sew the ribbon to the crochet, both front and back.

The shoulder straps will end up looking like this

Next you will hot glue flowers around the base of the tulle, then stitch to secure.

In the end you will have a beautiful dress, any young girl will love!

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4  How to make a ribbon Christmas tree! in Completed Projects by Crafty247 on: December 04, 2014 11:50:46 AM
Tis' the season for crafting, and this is a very simple and fun way to enjoy the holiday season. This project can be completed in about ten minutes, and is easy for kids (with supervision).

What you will need:

Start with your ribbon, and fold over. Gluing each fold.

Continue folding the ribbon to make the tree shape, then glue to seal.

The tree trunk is simply made by gluing brown ribbon to the back of the tree.
Next you will make the bow. (Directions in full tutorial video attached)

Glue a gem or desired decoration to the bow.

When finished, grab more ribbon, and make another!

(Full Tutoral Video HERE)
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5  How to make a Ghost Ribbon Sculpture in Completed Projects by Crafty247 on: September 04, 2014 09:48:12 AM
Hello all crafters!

With summer winding down, and fall being just around the corner, I wanted to share a fun and easy craft idea for Halloween. I know, I know, its a bit soon, but this will give you plenty of time to make them!

What you will need:

Start with 4, 2" pieces of ribbon

Cut the ends at an angle, then seal the cut ends with a flame.

With a hot glue gun, glue the ribbon together, overlapping slightly. Then Round the top for the head

You will then take some ribbon, and glue two points to make the bow. Cut away any excess material.

Next, glue the gem to the bow.

Take the ghost body to the lined clip.

Glue the bow the the head of the ghost.

Last, you will glue the googly eyes to the ghost. You can use hot glue, or a stronger glue of your choice.

Now that you're finished, make some more!

Visit here for the full tutorial video.
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6  How to make a Dragonfly Ribbon Sculpture in Completed Projects by Crafty247 on: August 27, 2014 01:47:02 PM
Greetings fellow crafters!

Today I wanted to share a super fun project called the Dragonfly Ribbon Sculpture. You can get super creative with it, and make it your own. Check out the video at the bottom for a full, in-depth tutorial.

What you'll need:

Start with the proper length of 3/8" ribbon

Turn the ribbon over, and place marks at these lengths

You will then fold the ribbon, as to have all marks align. Thread to secure.

For the Dragonfly body, start with the proper length of 3/8" ribbon.

Next, place a drop of hot glue on the end, and fold down 1/4"

You will then place a thin layer of hot glue along the remaining body, and fold bottom to meet the head.

Next you will glue your antennas to the lined clip

Glue the wings toward the top of the lined clip

Lastly, you will glue the Dragonfly body over the wings

See the full tutorial video here.
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7  Ribbon Cuff Bracelet in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Crafty247 on: August 05, 2014 03:17:25 PM
 Hello All!

I want to share with you a fun project that you can customize in many different ways to make a unique, personalized bracelet. Enjoy!

Step one is to lay the leather/pleather flat, and place the fusible tape (cut to the same width) on top. Place the Ric Rac pieces on the edge of the tape, and cover with any patter of ribbon youd like.

Sew the edges of the bracelet to hold its form, and secure all layers together.

Add your snaps to the ends. (snap-press can be found at most craft stores)

Glue the gem to the center of the bracelet with a hot glue gun.

And there you have the finished product! (Full video tutorial here)

Full tutorial video here
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8  Ribbon Ice Cream Cone in Completed Projects by Crafty247 on: July 08, 2014 10:34:01 AM
Hey crafters!

Here is a super cute Ribbon Ice Cream Cone! Put in on a hair band, backpack, dress, or any creative way to display your work! Enjoy!

What you will need:

Start by rolling the Brown ribbon into a cone shape.

Cut the excess material away, giving a true cone shape.

For the ice cream, start by gluing the start of the Korker Ribbon to the cone.

Wrap the Korker Ribbon around the top of the cone, gluing as needed.

Spiral the Korker Bow to a point, or as you see fit to create the ice cream shape. Glue as needed.

Cut the excess Korker Ribbon and glue to finish the ice cream.

Last, glue the Pearl on top for the cherry on top!

For a more complete tutorial video, view here.
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9  DIY Key Fob in Completed Projects by Crafty247 on: June 20, 2014 02:45:40 PM
Hey guys,

Here is a fun project you can do with your driving teen, or for your own personal use.

Start with sewing the ribbon design to whichever style of key fob material you want.

Next take the Key Fob hardware and ensure it sites flush with the ribbon.

Take an extra ribbon or cloth to cover the hardware when clamping together to keep from marking up the metal.

The finish product is fun and very useful!

Here is the Full Tutorial Video
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10  Tutorial #6: How to make Baby Barefoot Sandals in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by Crafty247 on: June 09, 2014 09:15:28 AM
Hey Guys!

I had a great time making these for my granddaughter, and I hope you will find the tutorial useful!

What you will need:

As a guide, follow these estimates for the fold over elastic:
Newborn - 2.5"
0-3 Mos - 3"
3-6 Mos - 3.5"
6-12 Mos - 4"

Start by gluing the first strip to the flower, with the folds on the inside.

Next you will glue on the second strip for the heel piece.

Then, glue a felt circle to cover the glued folds, and create a comfortable pad.

Repeat the process for the other foot, and you're done!

Visit us for a full tutorial video!
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