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Christmas Craft Challenge Inspiration – Treasure Pouch

If you haven’t heard, we just announced our Christmas Craft Challenge – All That Glitters!  We will be providing 20 participants with a selection of these ribbons:

to create a craft project with!  So, all week long a different Ribbonista will be creating a Glittery Inspiration project.  Today we have Prima Ribbonista, Gini Williams Cagle, with this Glittery Treasure Pouch!

If you are interested in participating, go ahead & email me!!

Are you ready to get your bling on? I think the holidays are everyone’s free pass to glitter, sparkle and shine – so to inspire you for this month’s May Arts Challenge, I have a very festive treasure pouch – that would be the perfect spot to hide your wish list for Santa! (And I’m sure that list would have lots of May Arts Ribbon on it, right?)

Now, I know that it seems gorgeous sparkly ribbon has nothing in common with a lowly toilet paper roll, but I am going to show you how to weave a small pouch in the round using this (or any other cardboard tube).

Cut your tube a little bit longer than you would like your finished project and add Scor-tape along the top and bottom.

Cut lengths of ribbon to use as your warp – and make them 1-2 inches longer on each end than the tube.  Also make sure to use an odd number .  Use the Scor-tape to temporarily hold the ribbon in place.  My silver ribbon was the same on the front and back – but if you are using a one-sided ribbon, place the ribbon with the right side towards the tube.

Begin weaving the Red Glitter Velvet Ribbon over and under the silver.  The velvet ribbon will need to be woven with the right side down.  Since you have an odd number of warps, you will not have to end each row, but will just continue weaving until you reach the bottom.

Add dots of Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive as you weave, to keep the ribbon in place.

Flatten the cardboard tube, and leave in place for now.  Machine stitch a seam along the bottom of the bag, and trim the ribbon ends.  Remove the tube, and turn the pouch right side out.

Thread the green cord onto a large needle (This will be much easier if you dab a little bit of the Helmar glue on the end of the cord to help stiffen it).  Stick the needle from the outside edge to the inside, and pull just a small amount of cord through the fabric.  Tie a knot on the inside.  Repeat on the other side to form the necklace strap.  (This will keep you from pulling the length of the metallic cord through the ribbon – and will keep it from fraying).

Use a Bowdabra to tie a pretty, fluffy bow for the front of the pouch and add a star or jingle bell to the center.

I hope you enjoyed this very sparkly project! – And this one won’t even leave you with glitter all over the house!

Blog post by: Gini Williams Cagle


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  1. Joann

    This is the neatest thing!!! So cool and so very pretty! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Kristie Maynard

    Great idea!  Love that weaving!  TFS!

  3. Sue D

    Very sparkly and pretty!

  4. Janj

    Awesome!  What a fabulous sparkling bag.  Thanks for sharing the details.

  5. Nicole

    Oh wow, this is amazing!

  6. Cheryl Wage



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