Ribbon Leaf Tutorial

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Oh how we hoard the craft supplies. I am sooooo guilty. I just know I’ll use up every little thing…if I only keep it long enough.  Let’s see a show of hands if you’re with me…no..keep em up so we can count…yep. Every single one of you lol. 

Need a little inspiration??? Well I can’t help you with the whole stash…but if you’re holding on to silk flower stems with leaves on them….you’ve come to the right place. I’m sharing this tutorial at Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings.

I’ll show you a little sneaky peek of my project….it a lovely shabby chic tag.

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These leaves had a shape I liked….but the colors were not so much shabby chic. I started by pulling the leaves off the stem. The secret ingredient is my favorite Scor-Tape ( Yes I know I use it on everything.)

IMG_1547Use the Scor-Tape to cover the leaves. Don’t be too concerned if it runs over the edge…you’ll be trimming it later. It’s also more interesting to choose different size leaves. For my project I chose the Olive Wrinkle Ribbon and Faux Natural Burlap.

IMG_1551Choose a trim that will coordinate with your project and press it firmly into the tape and trim off excess. The tape will keep the sides from raveling. They are also bulkier and have a nice structure. Some leaves even have a wire in the back…so once you have the trim applied….you can bend them into a perfect shape.

IMG_1553 I used my leaves layered under some pretty paper roses that I swiped from my BFF Heather’s craft room lol. Just kidding. She treated me to lot’s of flowers for helping her organize her ribbon : )

One last look at the finished tag.

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I added some real vintage buttons, crystal headed pins, a metal mailing tag, some Juliet Lace and a sweet little bow of Ivory Wrinkle Ribbon. Last but not least an inked paper doily.

Okay…that used up 4 leaves out of the stash…I guess I better keep my thinkin cap on.

I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

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5 responses »

  1. Hi I like your work .How do you get the paper doily to the tan look ? II’m going to use thined paint .thanks for any help tou can give ne .
    Shirl Dorich

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