Sunday, January 2, 2011

Scrappy Scraps

What to do with all that scrap ribbon?  You know all those little pieces you just can't bare to throw out because you just know you can find a use for them.  How about making your own embellies for some of your Christmas layouts you are bound to be working on by now.  Here is an example of a couple I made last year using scrap ribbon:

The first one was made using small lengths of ribbon glued into loops.  I found the easiest way to attach the loops and to keep them even (you know, so they resemble a tree when you are finished) is to cut a piece of cardstock in a triangle shape the size you want your embellie to be.  I like to start at the bottom of the triangle overlapping each row as I work my way to the top.  A large loop at the bottom serves as the tree's trunk.  Of course, you can top it off with a start or whatever you wish for your tree topper.  I also used this same concept this year only sewing the loops onto a fabric triangle, then sewing the triangle to a tee shirt for my granddaughter.  It turned out really cute.

Now, if you want to go the really easy route, the bottom tree embellie is strips of ribbon glued to a cardstock triangle once again.  When you've gotten to the top, just turn it over and trim off the edges.  Easy, peasy!!

Besides using them on layouts and tees, you could also use them on your cards.

I hope this gives you an idea of what to do with all those scraps you cannot bring yourself to trash.

I don't know who to give credit to for these ideas but I do know I got them from one of  the scrappy groups I belong to. 

Happy Holiday Scrapping my friends.


JenE said...

2 cute!!! great ideas and projects!

Jenn said...

Sharlyn your ribbon trees are so cute!!!! What a great idea!!!

Dee said...

Thanks gals.

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