I'm not sure yet what I'm going to do with this, I might make a few for the tree, or just hang them from doorknobs around the apartment.
The idea was inspired by some store displays I saw at Ikea. They used much larger ones to display the holiday ornaments throughout the store. So another idea would be to hang small ornaments from them and suspend them over open doorways.
Thin chipboard - e.g. from a cereal box or other packaging (great way to reuse recyclables!)
Ribbon in two widths
Embroidery floss and needle
Cut a strip of chipboard about 1" wide. I used a length about 14" long. You can vary the length depending on the size circle you want. Form into circle by stapling ends together
Stick end of wider ribbon to inside of circle over the staples
Wrap ribbon diagonally around circle until covered
Cut three pieces of ribbon about 6"-7" and staple to circle at regular intervals
Wrap second ribbon around ring
Bring ends of three ribbon strips together and stitch on a button to hold them together. I folded the ends together into a point.
To cover up the stitching at the back, stick on another button using a strong adhesive such as KI Gloo, Glossy Accents or a hot glue gun
Add floss and glitter (if desired) to three medium to large buttons
Stick on buttons to cover up where ribbon is stapled to circle
I'd love to see your version of this, and how you use it! Once I get my decorating done I'll post a pic of what I used mine for.
I'd like to thank everyone who had joined me for the last two weeks of Holiday Crafts. I've had a blast putting these tutorials together. Plus it really helped me get my own crafting done. :)
I've started a group on here on flickr where everyone can share the creations made using the tutorials. Please do spread the word and let everyone know about the tutorials. Starting Tuesday December 2nd I will go back to my regular bi-monthly posting schedule.