Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mother's Day Prize Ribbon - DIY

Here is a quick gift for mom to wear to her Mother's Day Celebration...out of a coffee filter!


By dying the natural filter in red food coloring, I was able to layer up a prize ribbon, by adding a few embellishments.


STEPS TO CREATE THE "FLOWER"


First, flatten then soak the filters in red food coloring (some more than others)
I created the "flower" portion of my ribbon my layering one flat dark pink, one lighter pink with curled edges, one natural flower created with a running stitch and decorative running stitch border.
Next layer is a yo-yo with the folds outward and finally a centre button with the folds facing inward.
Sew all the layers together when you add the button.



Once I created the flower I added a special banner for mom.  To create the hanging ribbon portion I used strips of tissue and some hot pink fringe I had hanging around(lower left)
the tissue ribbon was cut in a dove tail (lower right)
 
I used a brooch backing in cardboard to the back of the assembly but you could just as easily use a safety pin.



I basically used the model of prize ribbons I have made for my etsy shop and the one I created in a detailed tutorial for amy power's inspired ideas birthday issue.

It's a fun last minute project to add a little something special to maybe a brunch or tea and you could customize it for a birthday or bridal shower.

I'll see if the girls let me wear it this Sunday ...  I'll probably embarrass them ... as usual

4 comments:

  1. Such cute and sweet ribbons for mom! :) Happy Thursday! xo Holly

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    1. Thanks Holly!!! And thank you for stopping by :)

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  2. Darling! I'm watching my friends' kids tonight and may have to stop by the store to get these supplies. Always so creative you are ;)

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    1. Thanks Marit! Love seeing all your pics for your pinterest board - you must be having so much fun planning the wedding! You have a great eye - I'm sure it is going to be amazing :)

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