Ribbon is so abundant, inexpensive and a great accessory in decorating. You can make just about anything for the holidays using ribbon. Like a snowflake ornament for your Christmas tree!
Cut five - 2" pieces of ribbon.
Make a loop for each strip and seal ends together with a bit of glue.
Glue two loops together for two pairs + one loop.
Glue the one loop between the two loops.
And then glue the three glued loops between the two glued loops for what I'll call a snowflake loop arm!
Repeat the steps, making five more for a total of six loopy snowflake arms.
Next, cut six - 12" pieces of ribbon.
Fold each piece in half, gluing together.
Fold the glued piece in half again, creasing the fold, making sure the ribbon is straight. Add a bit of glue, a half inch from fold and seal.
Place a decorative filler ball in center, gluing one side of ball and close. Add a bit of glue to other side of ball and seal.
Add a bit of glue 1/2" from edge of ribbon and seal, as pictured.
Repeat for the five remaining strips for six, straight snowflake arms.
To assemble the snowflake: Cut out a quarter size circle from cardstock or felt and glue on a loopy snowflake arm.
Next, add a straight snowflake arm and continue alternating around in a clockwise pattern . . .
until the snowflake if formed. Glue on a ribbon hanger in back.
Looking at the finished snowflake, you really don't see the beauty of the glittered ribbon - just the edges, so I painted mod podge all over the edges and sprinkled on glitter to enhance the snowflake and let dry. It's so much better!
Here's a video for the tutorial.
Take a little time to
Happy Holiday Crafting!