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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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transcript:
• 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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• 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.
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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 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!
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• 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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• 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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• 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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• 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!

Using Wholesale Satin Ribbon For A DIY Wedding

If the cost of your wedding is driving you crazy, consider buying satin ribbon wholesale to create decorations on your own. Cut off four inch strips of 1/2 inch satin ribbon and thread a needle, passing it through the strip to get that stretchy elastic look. Bring the two ends of the ribbon together and stitch them, adding seam sealant so they don’t unravel. Now you can add this little flower to tables, bowls, or glue them to fabric bands. Satin ribbons are also ideal gluing onto boxes that contain wedding favors.

Satin Ribbon Everywhere

Use satin ribbon as a decorative element throughout your wedding. Fuschia, turquoise, or peacock satin ribbon bows in flower girl’s or bridesmaids’ hair can be a unifying, cost-effective touch that goes a long way. For the men in the wedding, think about creating satin ribbon flowers for a boutonnieres.

Consider making an entire bouquet of satin ribbon flowers by gluing fake stamens in the middle of each ribbon and adding stems with floral tape. Vary the widths and colors of the satin ribbon and wrap the entire bouquet in white grosgrain ribbon.

Centerpieces and Rosettes

Thicker satin ribbon can work as a centerpiece for the tables at the festivities. Create big tri-loops and glue them into shape before adding thinner ribbon of the same color around napkins or glasses. Ribbons of different widths and materials tend to complement each other well. For example, velvet ribbon works very well with satin ribbon, especially in slightly different hues such as pink and light red, or gold and cream ribbon.

For a rosette bow that you can place anywhere as an accent piece, take a spool of satin ribbon and wrap it around your hand ten times. Cut little notches on either side of the middle and wrap this with a string. Then twist the ribbon so that it spreads and looks like a ball.

With so many different applications, any wedding would be incomplete without some ribbon. Even if you don’t plan on getting too creative, a spool of satin ribbon wholesale is a great investment.

Grosgrain Ribbon: From Weft and Warp to Dead Flowers

Wholesale grosgrain ribbon is a good idea for crafters, scrapbookers, tutu-makers, and more. What makes grosgrain ribbon so versatile? It starts with a weave.

Weft and Warp

All weaves have a weft and a warp. The weft is the snaking part of the weave and the warp is the mat-like part. In grosgrain ribbon, the weft is heavier than the warp, which makes the overall effect on the ribbon raised, or ribbed. Grosgrain is a plain weave, which is basically a balanced form of ends per inch and picks per inch; in other words, a kind of repeated hashtag weave. Grosgrain is heavier than poplin and lighter than twill.

Grosgrain (pronounced grow-grain) gets around. You may find it on the lapels of dinner coats as a more subtle option to satin, on ladies’ hats, and old books. Grosgrain ribbon is commonly used in packaging, and although it’s often seen in black, it comes in colors such as peacock, turquoise, leopard and zebra print, rainbow and neon. Grosgrain ribbon is the primary ribbon used for hair bows, and nylon grosgrain ribbon is often used in the making of watch bands.

Instead of looking for grosgrain ribbons on sale, try buying wholesale grosgrain ribbons from a place like Ribbon Bazaar. Because they sell mostly to people looking to buy a lot of ribbon at once, they sell it at wholesale prices.

Dead Flowers and Grosgrain Ribbon

A quick way to make use of grosgrain ribbon is to take some flowers and wrap them in grosgrain ribbon. Hang them on the wall upside down, for some artistic flavor, and watch them dry over the course of the week. You don’t have to do it to commemorate lost love; dead flowers are pretty on their own. Spray your dead bouquet with hairspray, allow it to dry for a couple of days, spray it again, and then after a couple more days, one more spray. Those flowers—red roses?—accentuated by a black grosgrain ribbon will look great in a kitchen, bedroom wall, or over a toilet.

You can also make potpourri with dead flowers, a string of grosgrain ribbon and some essential oils. Dry the flower petals in a cool area, add spices like cinnamon and star of anise, and wait two weeks. Red cedar is another fragrant ingredient to add to your potpourri bag. After this add Orrisroot, an Iris root, to keep the essential oils smelling vibrant. Wait another few weeks, find a muslin sachet bag for your potpourri, and tie it off with ribbon. And listen to the song below.