Thought I would post a real easy project. I did this project when I was creating my Craft Studio. I got the idea from an overhead banner in the ribbon department at Michael’s. I happened to notice it is still up when I went the other day.
I had a can that some word graphics came in; however, a Pringle can would work equally well. I painted the cylinder black and then wrapped it in 3 styles/colors of ribbon, tying the ribbon in a knot to secure it to the cylinder. You are not limited to the number of colors or patterns. I just have a tendency to work in odd numbers (3, 5, 7 etc.).
Since my craft studio is in yellow, white and black I chose ribbon to match the decorating theme. By the way this is $1 ribbon from Michael’s. Yes, some of the ribbon has a little glitter on it. We need the bling!
The length of ribbon you will need will vary depending on how big the cylinder is you are wrapping the ribbon around.
Tip: Once you have figured out the length of ribbon you need to wrap around the cylinder and tie it off with a knot, cut 1 each of the different styles/colors of ribbons to the correct length and then lay them out in the pattern you want to achieve. This will show you how much ribbon you need to cut and keep the pattern in tact as you start tying it around the cyclinder. It also gives you a chance to play around with the ribbon to figure out a pattern before you cut more than you need.
I worked from the bottom up. I then folded each strip of ribbon in half to find the center of the ribbon and attached a glue dot. Press the ribbon (which has the glue dot) to the center back of the cyclinder and wrap the ribbon around to the front and tie the knot. The glue dot keeps the ribbon in line and secure as you tie the knot and move up the cyclinder. I also put a glue dot under the knot to hold it in place.
Here it is sitting on my workstation holding all my rulers. It’s pretty, has a great form, recylced and functional. What more could you ask for?
There is something about this piece that makes me smile everytime I see it. It’s probably because I did something good for the environment….or it could just be I like getting to look at the ribbon!
The flower at the beginning of the post is an orange Day Lily on the Southeast side of my flowerbed. They are so beautiful but you have to catch them early because their flowers are only here for one day.
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