Ribbon Chain Garland
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Do you remember making paper chains for the Christmas tree or mantel when you were a child? I do! It was so much fun. My sisters, brothers and I would sit and cut strips of construction paper, always red and green, and glue them all together. We’d compare to see whose was the longest. Sometimes we joined them all together to see if we had made “the biggest chain in the world” before they went on the tree.
I thought of those fun times when I was thinking of what I could do with some wonderful May Arts ribbon scraps I had left over from wreath making.
How fun is this? A ribbon chain! Just like the paper chains but you can keep this one year after year, adding wonderful new May Arts ribbons and memories as you create. No tearing or fading to worry about.
Thanks to the wonderful selections in the May Arts Ribbon Store, you can create these in any style to match your décor. I can see shimmery silvers and gold, rich burgundy and greens, fresh blue and white, deep lush purple and cream…the choices are endless!
Let’s get onto the details so you can get started. This is simple enough that little hands will be able to help too. Firm ribbons in widths of 1 inch to 1 ½ inches work best.
Gather your supplies:
- May Arts ribbons to make the length of chain desired. Quantity will vary depending on the finished length you desire.
- Rotary Cutter or scissors (I found that a rotary cutter gives a cleaner cut edge.)
Cut May Arts Ribbon to 7” lengths.
To form first loop, place chosen ribbon right side up. Place Glue Arts ribbon adhesive on one end.
Bring ribbon ends together and press right sides together. Staple the end close to the edge.
Flip the ribbon over. Place another strip of Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive over the prongs of the staple. Remove the plastic strip. Press the adhesive onto the ribbon base.
Turn the ribbon right side out.
To add additional loops, insert your next ribbon choice through the loop. Repeat steps 3-6 until desired length is reached.
Blog Posted By: Charlene Driggs