DIY: Ribbon Embellishments & Monograms

>> Friday, June 4, 2010

So you may remember the Fabric Covered Kraft Letter project I did for the baby shower a couple months ago...well, this is another spin on those! I am obsessed with these Kraft letters from Paper Source, and think there are SO many creative ways to decorate and use them! I LOVE giving them as gifts, and these two were recent presents for my flower girl, Sophia, and her new baby brother Carlo! (Ok, I know the C is slightly girlie for a little boy - what can I say, I love yellow and I tried to make it boyish with the brown, OK?). You can use whatever paper, fabric, and ribbon you have in your craft cupboard and create the ultimate personalized monogram present! I covered these in gift wrap sheets from Paper Source, and did the edges with chocolate brown grosgrain ribbon (and a hot glue gun). Now lets get to the embellishments...

Cut four strips each of a wider ribbon and coordinating thinner ribbon in the same lengths.

Trim the edges if you'd like...

Start layering them on top of each other in a cross pattern...

Use a dab of hot glue in the center between each ribbon layer.

After the 4 layers are cris-crossed and glued together, find a button to affix to the center.

Then cut two longer strips of the wider ribbon to make the hanging ribbon pieces (is there a name for those?) and attach to your letter. These are also GREAT package toppers, pins, or would be adorable affixed to a homemade greeting card.

For a super easy and more feminine embellishment, just find a bunch of coordinating ribbon in different colors, textures, and widths (I used some tulle ribbon, the same chocolate gingham, mint green vintage seam binding ribbon and some hand dyed pink silk ribbon) to create a fabulous layered ribbon.

Tie them all together in a lovely bow and use a dab of hot glue to affix to your letter!

Seriously, these would be adorable hanging on bedroom doors, above a bed, or on a bookshelf.

2 comments: June 4, 2010 at 8:43 AM  

This is great..I did a similar thing with cardboard letter from a craft store! Great idea!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar June 4, 2010 at 8:45 AM  

What a totally ace idea! Thanks for posting. Will

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