Commemorating Our Exhibition at the 2015 Event Planner Expo!

Preparations are finally done, and we are ready to exhibit at The Event Planner Expo at the Metropolitan Pavilion. And to mark the event, we have a couple of sure-to-please announcements.

First off, to commemorate our place at the Expo, we will be offering a 15% discount on all our products through this Sunday, the 10th. Just enter 2015EXPO on the “Customer Code” box when checking out.

Also, we’ve finally decided to add volume discountsR at RB! That means orders over $300 will get 5% off, and those over $500 will get 10% off the entire order.

Wish us luck!

Here's a shot of the pre-show setup.
Here’s a shot of the pre-show setup.

How to Make a Bridal Bouquet – Part 3

Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly DIY web series.

In this three-part episode we will make an elegant bridal bouquet completely using our 1-1/2″ double faced satin ribbon. It can also be made using our deluxe line of satin ribbons. In this last of three parts, we show how to make the stem, arrange the satin flowers that we made in last two episodes, and finish off the bouquet with some jewels and pearls.

Here are the items we will use to make the bridal bouquet arrangement. We will be working on its stem, tulle accent and its decoration.
Here are the items we will use to make the bridal bouquet arrangement. We will be working on its stem, tulle accent and its decoration.
Here is the finished stem and the tulle accent. We are now ready to arrange the flowers.
Here is the finished stem and the tulle accent. We are now ready to arrange the flowers.
This is the finished floral arrangement.
This is the finished floral arrangement.
This is the finished bouquet from a different angle.
This is the finished bouquet from a different angle.
This is a picture of two bouquets in different colors. The one we made in the video was tornado blue and white, and the other one was baby maize and light pink in color.
This is a picture of two bouquets in different colors. The one we made in the video was tornado blue and white, and the other one was baby maize and light pink in color.

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• Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly DIY webseries.
• In this last of our three part episode showing how to make a satin bridal bouquet, we’ll make the handle, a tulle accent, and bring all the remaining pieces together.
• Starting with the handle, we’ll take some white satin ribbon and wrap it around a tube in a spiral fashion, using some hot glue to hold it in place.
• We then wrap the ribbon around the edges of the tube with some more hot glue.
• Next, we wrap some five eights inch tornado blue satin ribbon around the tube as shown.
• And then wrap some more of it around the tube’s edges.
• And then we complete the handle by gluing to one side a ball that will serve as the base for all the flowers we’ve made in the last two videos.
• Now we can start work on a lovely tulle accent that will wrap around the top of the handle.
• We start by taking a 1 and a half yard piece of 6 inch white tulle, and fold it in half length-wise.
• We then do a bit of needling to give it a ruffled appearance and to add some volume, and then wrap the finished accent around the handle as shown.
• Finally, we go around the ball, hot gluing all the little satin flowers in alternating lines of white and tornado blue.
• We use hot glue pretty liberally here to make sure it sticks.
• And we’re done!
• If you liked this episode then please like, share and subscribe to our channel.
• And check out the description below for links to products shown in this video.
• See you next time!

How to Make a Bridal Bouquet – Part 2

Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly DIY web series.

In this three-part episode we will make an elegant bridal bouquet completely using our 1-1/2″ double faced satin ribbon. It can also be made using our deluxe line of satin ribbons. In this second of three parts, we show how to accent the flowers we made in the last episode with buds and stamens before the final work on building the bouquet.

A mixed group of finished satin flowers with buds and yellow & white stamens.
A mixed group of finished satin flowers with buds and yellow & white stamens.
Another view of the finished satin flowers.
Another view of the finished satin flowers.
A photo showing the group of flowers with their satin "flower buds".
A photo showing the group of flowers with their satin “flower buds”.

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transcript:
• Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly DIY webseries.
• This is the second of a three-part episode in which we’ll be making a satin bridal bouquet.
• Continuing from where we left off, we’ll now work on two types of accents, starting with making the flower buds.
• We do this by taking a 5 inch piece of the satin, folding it half, twisting it around as shown and knotting it in the center.
• We then wrap the tail with the thin wire so that it holds its shape.
• Now we just push the tail end through the opening in the flower, cut the excess and fuse them both together with a lighter.
• Here’s a look at some of the flowers with their buds in place.
• Next we’ll work on the other half of the flowers that will have either white or yellow stamens.
• We just grab a few, wrap some wire around their two ends and cut through the center.
• And as before we just push these through the opening in the remaining flowers.
• And we’re done.
• If you liked this episode then please like, share and subscribe to our channel.
• And check out the description below for links to products shown in this video.
• See you next time!

How to Make a Bridal Bouquet – Part 1

Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly DIY web series.

In this three-part episode we will make an elegant bridal bouquet completely using our 1-1/2″ double faced satin ribbon. It can also be made using our deluxe line of satin ribbons. In this first of three parts, we show how to make the lovely little satin flowers that will decorate the bouquet using some White and Tornado Blue 1-1/2″ satin.

Here we see all the items we used to make the satin flowers for the bouquet.
Here we see all the items we used to make the satin flowers for the bouquet.
Here are the finished satin squares with corsage pins in each corner.
Here are the finished satin squares with corsage pins in each corner.
And here are the finished satin flowers ready for some stamens!
And here are the finished satin flowers ready for some stamens!

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• Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly DIY webseries.
• In this first episode of a three-part series showing how to make a bridal bouquet totally decked out with satin flowers and tulle accents, we’ll work on making the little satin flowers that will decorate the bouquet.
• We’ll be making use of White and Tornado Blue inch and a half satin ribbon, some corsage pins, a lighter to fuse the ribbon ends, a ruler to measure out and cut 12 and a half inch strips of the satin, and a needle with blue thread.
• We’ll start by taking one of the strips of satin ribbon, folding it and pushing through a corsage pin diagonally as shown to hold the fold in place.
• We then continue folding and setting corsage pins in place, once for each corner, forming a square.
• Once complete, we cut the excess and fuse the edges closed using the lighter.
• We now do a bit of needling around the outside edge as shown and take off the pins as we go around each corner.
• Once complete, we pull on the thread until the square is scrunched into a small ball and knot the beginning and end of the thread as shown, cutting the excess.
• We can now open it up to see the lovely little flower we’ve just crafted!
• If you liked this episode then please like, share and subscribe to our channel.
• And check out the description below for links to products shown in this video.
• See you next time!

How to Make a Zebra Patterned Cheer Bow

Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly DIY web series.

In this episode we will make a black and white hair bow featuring zebra-patterned grosgrain, some solid black 3 inch grosgrain, and a hair clip to tie it in place. A bit of jewel ribbon adds the flair it needs to double as a cheer bow.

Hair bow supplies
Here are the the supplies that will be used to make the hair bow.
Finshed cheer bow and grosgrain ribbon
A side view of the finished cheer bow next to the grosgrain ribbons used.
Another view of the cheer bow.
Another view of the hair bow wrapped in a bejeweled piece of grosgrain ribbon.

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transcript:
• Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly DIY webseries.
• This week we’re going to make another lovely hair bow that can double as a cheer bow.
• We’re going to use some 3 inch solid black grosgrain ribbon and some black and white 2 and a quarter inch grosgrain ribbon with a zebra pattern for the bow’s body.
• A bit of jewel ribbon will help add flair to the bow.
• We’ll start by putting two lines of hot glue to the solid grosgrain ribbon.
• We then take the zebra-patterned grosgrain and place it on top, pressing it in place.
• Once set, we turn each end of the ribbon in so that it forms a loop as shown, gluing it together.
• Now, like last time, we simply scrunch together the center and tie it in place with a bit of 1/8″ double faced satin ribbon, cutting the excess.
• Next, we cut two lines of jewel ribbon as shown, and place two lines of hot glue on each edge of a bit of solid black grosgrain ribbon.
• We then press the lines of jewels onto each edge, letting them set in place.
• Once complete, we put some more hot glue on the center of the bow and then roll the bejeweled grosgrain around the center, finishing off with some more hot glue.
• Finally, we put a bunch of glue on the back and press the hair clip in place as shown.
• And there you have it!
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• And check out the description below for links to products shown in this video.
• See you next time!

How to Make a Tutu

Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly DIY web series.

Today we’ll be making a tutu using strips of 6″ shocking pink tulle ribbon, head band, and flower. The head band makes for a lovely elastic waist to attach the flower to!

Everything needed to make the tutu: shocking pink tulle ribbon, head band, and floral piece.
Everything needed to make the tutu: shocking pink tulle ribbon, head band, and floral piece.
Here is the finished tutu with the flower glued on to the waist.
Here is the finished tutu with the flower glued on to the waist.

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transcript:
• Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly DIY webseries.
• This week we’ll show how to make a cute little tutu.
• We’ll be using strips of 6 inch shocking pink tulle ribbon, a head band, and a lovely floral piece to bring it all together.
• And as usual, we will make use of a hot glue gun and scissors as well.
• We start by cutting a 13-15 inch piece of cardboard and use it to roll the tulle around 60 times, making a total of 30 long strips. You can adjust the numbers to your liking.
• Then we take two pieces at a time and fold them in half, pinching the fold.
• We then expand the head band and push the folded point through a hole, pulling it out into a loop.
• Next, we take one end of the tulle and knot it through the loop, tying it in place.
• We then go over one hole of the band and do the same thing with another two pieces.
• And then repeat until you’ve knotted all the pieces into one side of the head band.
• Finally, we put some hot glue on the back side of the flower and press it onto the head band.
• And there you have it!
• If you liked this episode then please like, share and subscribe to our channel.
• And check out the description below for links to products shown in this video.
• See you next time!

How to Make a Red & White Cheer Bow

Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly DIY web series.

Today we’ll be making a cheer bow using a 3″ red grosgrain ribbon and 2-1/4″ red & white grosgrain mono stripes ribbon. We’ll also be using a strip of silver jewel ribbon to wrap around the center of the bow.

This is how the bow should look like right after it's been folded.
This is how the bow should look like right after it’s been folded.
Here's the finished cheer bow in front of the grosgrain ribbons used in this video.
Here’s the finished cheer bow in front of the grosgrain ribbons used in this video.

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transcript:
• Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly DIY webseries.
• This week we have a quick video on how to make a cheer bow.
• We’ll be using some 3 inch solid red grosgrain and 2 and a quarter inch red & white grosgrain mono stripes ribbon.
• We’ll also make use of a hot glue gun, scissors, 1/8 inch double faced satin ribbon, hair clip and a bit of silver jewel ribbon.
• We start by cutting 18 inch pieces of the grosgrain ribbons.
• We put some hot glue on the striped grosgrain in two lines as shown and press it against the solid grosgrain ribbon.
• Once joined, we fold the ribbon as shown and scrunch together the center to give it the correct look.
• We then string some of the 1/8 inch satin ribbon around it, knotting it in place and cutting the excess.
• We can now take a small strip of jewel ribbon and cut out to three rows of jewels.
• This will wrap around the center of the bow with the help of some more hot glue.
• Finally we take a hair clip and glue it to the opposite side of the cheer bow.
• And there you have it!
• If you liked this episode then please like, share and subscribe to our channel.
• And check out the description below for links to products shown in this video.
• See you next time!

How to Make a Pew Bow

Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly DIY web series.

Today we’ll be making a pew bow using 2-1/2″ wired double faced satin and 54″ tulle ribbons, both white.

The finished pew bow.
The finished 6-loop pew bow with satin and tulle tails.
Ribbons used to make the pew bow.
Ribbons used to make the pew bow include a double-sided wired 2-1/2″ wide satin and 54″ tulle ribbon.

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• Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly DIY webseries.
• This week we’re going to make a traditional white pew bow using satin to make the bow and adding tulle for its tail.
• Supplies used include a scissor, ruler, some white two and a half inch double faced satin, and 54 inch tulle ribbons.
• We begin by measuring out 24 inches of the satin and 30 inches of the tulle, and doubling them.
• Folded and cut, these pieces will both be used as the bow’s tails.
• We then cut the ends of the satin tail piece diagonally.
• This pew bow will be relatively simple compared to some that we’ve made in the past.
• And since we’re using double-sided ribbon, there’s no need to twist to the opposite face after each loop.
• Once completed, we cut the end of the bow,
• And attach the satin tail piece to its center.
• We then attach the tulle, holding the bow and tails in one hand.
• Wrapping all the pieces together using some florist wires and twisting in place, we then position each loop around a circle.
• To cover up all the knots and florist wires, we then cut and fold in the sides of a small piece of the satin ribbon, keeping it folded with some fabric glue.
• We then wrap this around the center, setting it in place with the same glue.
• Finally, we seal the tail ends of the satin using a lighter.
• And there you have it!
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• And check out the description below for links to products shown in this video.
• See you next time!

How to Make a Two Color Bow

Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly DIY web series.

Today we’ll be making a two color bow of 2-1/2″ green and tangerine shiny taffeta ribbons.

2-1/2" Green and Tangerine Shiny Taffeta Ribbons
We used 2-1/2″ Shiny Taffeta in green and tangerine.
Shiny Taffeta Bow
The finished bow showing the two loops and tails for each color.

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transcript:
• Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly webseries on how to make bows!
• In this episode, we use green and tangerine shiny taffeta ribbons to make a mixed bow.
• As usual, we’ll be using some floral wires, scissors and a ruler for measurement.
• We begin by measuring roughly 20 inches of the green and 18 inches of the tangerine, and then doubling both for the two sides of the tail.
• We then fold the ends and cut diagonally as shown to get the desired look.
• As this bow won’t have a loop in its center, we can just skip right into making the three inner loops.
• This can get a bit tricky while trying to unroll and hold two ribbons at the same time.
• Next, we work on the larger, outer loops of the bow.
• As we continue crafting, you can probably tell why having a ribbon holder would be helpful here.
• Once the outer loops are complete, we position the smaller three loops around an inner circle and then the five larger loops around an outer one.
• With that, we separate the two colors in each loop to ultimately double the number of loops.
• We do it so that the two colors alternate around the bow.
• And once we’ve finished puffing up all the loops, we’re done!
• If you liked this episode then please like, share and subscribe to our channel.
• And check out the description below for links to products shown in this video.
• See you next time!

How to Make a Small Double-Looped Bow

Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly DIY web series.

Today we’ll be making a small double looped bow using our deluxe satin ribbon.

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Deluxe Satin Bows in Three Colors

Supplies
Supplies used for this project: our deluxe double-sided satin ribbon, fabric glue, scissors and a lighter.
Step: Measured & Cut
Two pieces, one 20 inches and the other 2 inches, are measured and cut.
Finished Bow
The finished result!
transcript:
• Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s DIY webseries.
• Today we’ve got a quick little video showing how to make a small, double-looped bow.
• We’ll use some fabric glue, scissors, lighter and our deluxe satin ribbon.
• We measure out and cut two pieces of ribbon, one 20 inches long and the other 2 inches.
• We then take the longer piece and lay it across the palm of one hand,
• looping it between the index and middle fingers as shown,
• And then run the ribbon through the center to tie it in place.
• Next, we take off the bow and start work on the 2 inch piece that will be used to cover up the knots around the bow.
• We simply put some fabric glue on the edge of one side and fold the ribbon over,
• And then do the same to the other side.
• Now we just roll the cover around the center of the bow,
• Gluing and pressing it in place.
• We then hold the tail ends of the bow together, fold them in half and cut diagonally.
• Finally, we take the lighter and singe the ends of the bow so that they don’t fray.
• And there you have it! Please remember to like and subscribe for more!