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Big Bold Ribbon & A Teeny Tiny Cottage

A bold ribbon can help make your project unforgettable. When choosing ribbons for my crafts, I often look for textiles that will really have a fun and colorful impact. My favorite color combination at this moment is aqua and red, so when I decided that the main color of the cottage was going to be aqua, it was just a matter of choosing which red ribbon from May Arts. Well, I guess I am a wee bit predictable and I chose from my favorite line that May Arts makes…the Grosgrain Ivory Stripe…Red RG14. I also used the Burlap String SM10.

Once I attached all of the pretty patterned papers to the house, I wrapped the red ribbon around the base and secured it with a fast drying craft glue. I made the bow separately. For the bow, I made two loops…

Crossed the loops…

And pulled one loop through the opening. Of course I had to play round with the bow and pull and tighten it to get it just right!
To cut the ends, I folded the ribbon in half and made a snip at an angle. Sharp scissors are a must have!

To finish of my bow, I added a button tied on with the Burlap String SM10.

I attached my bow to the corner of the house with craft glue.

This sweet little cottage has a little secret. The roof comes off and inside sits a tiny album. I filled the album with photos of my favorite things around the house and the story behind each one.
Choose your ribbon…Boldly!


Blog Posted By: Samantha Sibbet

  1. Katherine

    Just adorable.
    Can you let us know where to buy the mini house?

  2. Kimberly Jones

    I just love this sweet little house and album! Aqua and red together are so cheery and bright!

  3. jen shears

    this is so adorably sweet!! Love the color combo to bits- and what a fun little album!!! 🙂

  4. steph

    awesome project, sam! i loooove the little house and the trim you added is amazing~love the texture and color! love the button and twine too! what an adorable little mini inside :)! thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful weekend! *hugs* steph 🙂

  5. Suzanne Sergi

    This is gorgeous!!!!


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