Friday, November 27, 2015

Budget Friendly Ornaments

We are another Friday closer to Christmas!!  Can you believe it is about one month away??
We are continuing with a Ribbon Resource hop that is all about budget friendly projects.
Here is this weeks line up:

And of course there is a prize so make sure you comment along the way and back at the Ribbon Resource blog and you could win some RIBBON!

These ornaments are made with some plastic craft bulbs I had leftover from a project or two and I used some bits of ribbon that were perfect for the holiday.

Here is what you will need:

May Arts Ribbon
1/4" Gold Sparkly Ribbon
3/8" Solid Two Toned Wired Ribbon Green
3/8" Solid Two Toned Wired Ribbon Red
1/4" glitter Metallic/Silver Wired Ribbon
3/16" Red Beads/Wired Red
1-3/8" Metallic/Irredescent/Wired Light Green 

Other items used:
Jingle Bells
Wood Dowl

Ribbon spirals are the perfect 'filler'.

You can add any kind of accent you have available.  I used bells.

One spiral or more...

And even a big bow to finish it off.

These are perfect to decorate your own tree or as holiday hostess gifts.,,and so fun to make.

Until next time...wrap yourself in ribbon.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Christmas Kissing Ball

Every Friday until Christmas we are hopping, inspiring and giving away prizes.  This hop is all about decorations and the line up is a good one!!  Here it is:
Make sure you stop by each blog, leave some love and visit the Ribbon Resource blog to enter to win!!

My decoration is a Kissing Ball.  This is one of my favorite decorations for the holidays!!  This one is meant for inside decorating.

You will need:
a styrofoam ball
wood dowl
floral pins
greenery and berry picks

May Arts ribbon used (you can find all of these at The Ribbon Resource):

I used a wood dowl to create a hole threw the middle of the styrofoam ball.

I then used the dowl to push the 2 inch sheer ribbon through the ball (doubled and folded in half).  I tied knots at both ends to keep the ribbon from coming out.

Next I covered the enitre ball with my greenery and berry picks.

I created a loop with the striped ribbon and attached with a floral pin then stretched and twisted the ribbon in between loops that I attached randomly all over the ball.

Then I cut pieces of the canvas to create single loops to attach all over the ball.

I folded pieces of the mini bow in half, twisted around the floral pin, created spirals on both pieces by wrapping around the handle of a small paint brush and attached all over the ball.

I used the metallic gold string to add a tassle on the bottom.

Thanks for hopping with us today!!  

Until next time...wrap yourself in ribbon!!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Now Dasher...

November's inspiration challenge at Viva Las VegaStamps! is one of my favorites!!  I love the color!  It makes me feel all wintery inside.

I created a tag to enter. I was inspired by trees, blue, ice, pines, snow, falling snow.

Other items used:  Archival ink-green and black, white pen, Distress spray, May Arts ribbon.

 I had fun with some masking on this one.

Are you inspired??  Then get linked up for a chance to win!!

Friday, November 6, 2015

SNOW Banner

The Ribbon Resource, May Arts Retail Store, and DCWV are partnering up and have been sharing a fun filled week of holiday inpiration.

If you are just tuning in you should check out all the gorgeous projects that were featured all week.  Make sure you leave comments!  You know there will be PRIZES!!


Today's line up:

Michele Kosciolek  <== you are here

I created a fun banner to share with you today.  I used the Frosted Spruce 12x12 premium stack from DCWV and the 1.5 inch White Silky Crush ribbon from May Arts.

I strated with three different patterned papers from the stack.  Cut various sizes and trimmed to shape then layered up banners to attach my painted wood letters to.

Once the letters were glued on I punched holes on both sides of each banner.

Then I ran the ribbon through the holes to create my SNOW banner.
I up cycled a hanging frame I had with checken wire and small clothes pins by adding a layer of white paint to 'white wash' the frame.

I puched these snow flakes to put on top of my clothes pins and to add a few to the frame.
Viola!  Easy peasy and a super fun wall hanging for the winter.

Hope you are INSPIRED!!  

Ribbon used:
1.5 inch White Silky Crush Ribbon