Monday, 12 December 2011

Ribbon Bauble for The Ribbon Reel TRR17

Hello blogging friends!!


Well it's time for another fantastic challenge brought to you by The Ribbon Reel. It's the lovely Debbie's turn to host the challenge this fortnight and she has provided us with this beautiful picture for inspiration. The theme this time is 'Shabby Holiday Wonder' - create a card/project inspired by the photo and use CREAM or WHITE, AQUA or BLUE and SILVER.

I decided to create a simple little ornament for our Christmas tree using some of the beautiful ribbon and trims from The Ribbon Reel. This was pretty easy to create - i simply started with some of the stunning silver pleated ribbon, wrapped it around the circumference of the bauble and secured it at the top using plain short dressmakers pins. I used more of these small pins to which i added a small pearl bead, tiny fabric star and pushed them into the bauble at intervals to secure the pleated ribbon. I then went ahead and wrapped some of the May Arts silver velvet around the bauble twice to create four distinct sections and then added tile blue seam binding with some ivory pearl lace trim over the top to create another "stripe" around the belly of my little bauble.

trr lace trim view

Each section of ribbon is secured with a small pin at the very top, which is covered by the embellishments and the bottom part is secured by a single pearl headed pin which i think gives it a slightly more vintage feel and finishes it all off quite nicely.

Here's a close-up of the top of the ornament - the cherry blossom flowers have been glittered to add extra sparkle although it doesn't show up very well in this photo.


The grey and white seam binding is from the Ribbon Reel and was tied in a simple bow and pinned at the very top to secure it. The little beads on wire and the teeny tiny larch cones covered with silver paint are from my mum. My extremely talented mum has been making the most amazing Christmas decorations for years and used these bits and pieces to decorate the top of her most exquisite silver walnut decorations. I used some yummy ivory natural button twine to make a loop and simply glued it into the embellishments at the top to create my hanging ornament!!

That's all from me for now, don't forget to pop on over to see what the rest of the TRR design team have created for you to enjoy! You won't be disappointed.

Can't wait to see what you create!!


Helen xxx

Supplies: Ribbon, twine, pearl lace trim and flowers all from The Ribbon Reel
(You can click on any of the links included in my post to be taken directly to that particular product)


Pauline said...

This is beautiful Helen! A lovely Victorian feel to this bauble, love the pin at the bottom, and the clever use of those yummy ribbons and lace.

Keilly said...

Oh my, this is beautiful, what a wonderful idea! I love the pearl pin at the base of your bauble and the creative use of the ribbons.x