How to Make a Simple Ruffled Wrist Band

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Today we’ll be making a simple wrist band using some satin edge organdy ribbon and a ruffled lace.

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• Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s DIY webseries.
• Today we’ll make a simple wrist band out of lace and some organdy ribbon.
• We’ll be using a glue gun, scissors and some Velcro to tie the ends of the band together.
• We’ll also be using a gathered lace to give a ruffled look to the band,
• And a satin edge organdy ribbon as the base.
• We begin by measuring some organza ribbon around the wrist and cutting it to length.
• We then take the lace and align it next to the organza ribbon and cut it to match its length.
• We do this twice to get two pieces of lace the same length.
• Next we put some hot glue along the length of one piece of lace,
• And place one side of the ribbon on top of the glue, pressing it in place.
• We then glue together the other side in the same way.
• Then once both sides are glued together, the ends can be trimmed flush to get rid of excess.
• We then cut small pieces of Velcro, matching the length of both sides of the tape.
• Next, we dab a little hot glue on one piece of Velcro and press it to one end of the band.
• And then do the same thing to the other piece, taking care that the sides will stick to each other when the band is rolled together.
• And we’re done! If you liked this video, don’t forget to click like and subscribe as there’s a lot more coming your way. See you next time!

How to Make a Multilayered, Houndstooth Patterened Bow with Tail

Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly web series that features how to make a variety of bows and other creatives.

In our second episode, we create a multilayered bow with a small loop in its center and a traditional-cut tail. It features an inner layer of four smaller loops and an outer layer of six larger loops. We use some scissors, 2-1/2″ wired houndstooth ribbon and floral wire to tie it in place.

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• Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly webseries on how to make bows!
• In this episode, we use a wired taffeta houndstooth-patterned ribbon to make a multi-layered bow.
• Just like last week, we need some florist wires to tie the bow, scissors to cut the ribbon, and a ruler to craft the bow to the desired size.
• We begin by measuring and cutting a yard of the ribbon to make the bow’s tail.
• Next, fold the ribbon in half length-wise and then half again width-wise.
• And then cut the ribbon diagonally as shown, to get the classic look for a bow’s tail.
• We can start crafting the bow’s loops by rolling a small amount of ribbon for the bow’s center.
• In our last episode, we showed this technique where our crafter turns the ribbon 180 degrees after each loop.
• To be honest, it wasn’t really necessary for that ribbon because it looked the same on both sides.
• But the importance of twisting the ribbon becomes apparent with this ribbon, because the houndstooth pattern is more visible on one side as compared to the other.
• So after each loop of the bow, we twist it to the opposite side so that the side we actually want to show is on the outside of each loop in the bow.
• Now that we’ve made the four smaller loops in the inner layer, we can move on to the six larger loops that will make up the outer layer.
• And as we speed this up, you can see how she tries her best to keep all these loops roughly the same length.
• We then cut the ribbon,
• And bring together the tail and the bow in one hand as shown.
• Then taking two florist wires, we run them through the center loop and wrap them around the bow and tail until taught, twisting until secure.
• Now, we take the flattened bow and, starting with the inner layer, we pull apart the smaller loops in four directions around the center loop.
• We then continue with the outer layer by pulling apart the larger loops in a symmetric fashion so that it all fits together.
• We’ll speed this up as our crafter finishes aligning all the loops and using the wire in the houndstooth ribbon’s edge to fluff up and given shape to the bow.
• 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 an 8 Loop Bow with Tail

Welcome to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly web series that features how to make a variety of bows and other creatives.

In this first episode, we create a classic 8-looped bow with a small loop in its center and a traditional-cut tail. We use some scissors, 1-1/2″ multicolored wired taffeta ribbon and floral wire to tie the ribbon in place.

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• Welcome to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly webseries on how to make bows!
• In this first episode, we show you how to make a classic 8 looped plus one bow with tail.
• As you can see, we have some florist wires to tie the bow with and, of course, scissors to cut the ribbon with.
• We start by unrolling some ribbon to make the tail of the bow. We do this first since we will need both hands to make the bow.
• Next, we cut the ribbon to 18 inches but you may adjust it to how long you want the tail.
• Now, line up the tail section together to fold it in half.
• Then take the ends of the tail and fold them together as shown.
• We can now finish off the tail of the bow by cutting diagonally to get the classic ribbon look.
• Now, for the bow, start by unrolling a bit of ribbon, and make a small loop that can be crimped together with your thumb and forefinger as shown.
• This will make the small loop at the center of the bow.
• Next, we enter a series of repeating steps of twisting the ribbon 180°, flattening it on one side, twisting another 180°, flattening it on the opposite side, and keep repeating until you have four flattened loops on each side.
• Let’s have a look at two more loops to get a better feel for it.
• In fact, let’s speed things up a bit here.
• Now that the flattened bow is complete, hold the center of the tail underneath the center of the bow and crimp it in place.
• Holding the bow plus tail in one hand, grab two florist wires with the other and run them through the center loop.
• Then bring it down across the folded tail, tying everything together.
• Finish off by twisting the wires until it’s all taut.
• Finally, separate each loop of the bow until it forms a circle.
• And taking advantage of the ribbon’s wire, go through each loop to puff up and give shape to the bow’s loops.
• We’ll speed things up for you here but you get the idea.
• And there you have it!
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How to be the Kind of Person Who Wraps Gifts With Double-Sided Satin Ribbon

To tie a ribbon, a double-faced satin ribbon, is to put a mark of elegance and adornment around whatever it is you are using the double-faced satin ribbon to tie. It could be a present for your niece’s graduation, it could be a wreath for the holidays, it could even be a sign telling us to slow down and smell the ribbons, proverbially speaking, of course. Everyone who values niceties should have a spool of double sided satin ribbon. To own a spool of this kind of ribbon suggests that you have enough leisure and money at your disposal to make sure that when you give a present, which you do fairly often, not just at frosty times of year, you present it in such a manner that makes the recipient of your gift want to keep the gift as it is, wrapped, to take a picture of it and wind up glorifying the wrapping job, which is to say, glorifying you, the wrapper, for taking the time to not only properly wrap the gift that you bought them, but to buy the appropriate wrapping paraphernalia, namely, wrapping paper and double-sided satin ribbon, you are the kind of person who has these things, who knows how to wrap a gift, who gives gifts that people actually want, who is well-bred enough to have people over when you entertain and offer them two different kinds of wine, not because you want them to do the same if they ever have you over, of course, but because you understand what life is about, which we will not go into here since we have already adumbrated just how that essence can be communicated through the proper gifting of a present, with the proper wrapping of said present with the proper paraphernalia, in this case, wrapping paper and double-sided satin ribbon. You can be that person we all want to be, simply by buying a spool today.

Cheerleading Ribbon By The Yard!

Enjoy getting all dressed up and putting on a show? Don’t forget the finishing touches to your outfit: the ultimate cheerleading bow! The best made cheerleading bows are those made from grosgrain ribbon as it is sturdy and easy to use. If you are in the market for Grosgrain ribbon, you can even find the not so common wider widths (in particular the 3″ size) to buy for all your bow needs! Not only do we offer the larger widths, we offer two ordering options: 1. you can buy by the spool or 2. you can buy by the yard. This means that you can order 50 yard spools or buy individual yards, whichever is your preference or need. If you need to outfit the whole team or just your own child, size does not matter. RibbonBazaar can deliver!

Wide Grosgrain Ribbon
We have a large selection of grosgrain ribbon in wide widths, including 3″.

However, grosgrain ribbon is not just for cheerleaders. Did you know that many people use this ribbon to do scrapbooking, holiday decorations like Christmas tree decorations or Easter bows. Grosgrain ribbon can also be curled and made to decorate gift boxes. Grosgrain ribbons can be used in the school classroom as art projects with students. Other interesting craft ideas are gift cards, curtain hooks, small flowers or bows for girl dresses. The possibilities are endless! So what are you waiting for?

Wide Grosgrain Ribbon

How to Use Wholesale Satin Ribbon For Your DIY Wedding

Double sided satin ribbon is the perfect accessory for any DIY wedding. It’s great when you buy it wholesale because you’ll be able to afford a number of different colors, instead of spending money on all the stuff that’s overpriced when you pay someone to do it for you.

DIY Wedding Uses for Double Sided Satin Ribbon to Save You Money

If you’re thinking of a DIY wedding, first choose your color palate. Once you decide what colors to use for your wedding, you can invest in a few spools of wholesale satin ribbon to do your invitations, your favors, decorations, and even to wrap your bouquet. By adding a piece of wholesale satin ribbon to your favors, you make them look fancy, and when you write out guests’ names it shows that you’ve given your favors a personal touch. Adding satin ribbon to your decor and hair are quick ways to add some color and to save money on pieces of a wedding that are normally much more expensive.

…So You Can Spend a Little More On

You definitely want to capture the moment in a professional way. Spend some of the money you saved by using wholesale satin ribbon on a great photographer. Cake too. Even if you’re a pro baker, you may want to rethink baking a cake for your entire party. The food and drink are the same way; if you think you can have a great wedding without an open bar, think again. And as far as making sure everything’s perfect for the day, you may want to hire a wedding coordinator so you can relax a little and savor your perfect day.

Wholesale satin ribbon can definitely save you money for your DIY wedding, but let’s face it, you’re only getting married once (we hope!), so you might as well enjoy it and spend what you save on the stuff that counts!

Brown Satin Ribbon for Wreaths

Ribbons are amazingly rich in meaning. Not only are they awarded for excellence, but they are also perfect adornments. Satin ribbons wholesale are an affordable way to decorate, especially at this time of year when buying a spool of brown satin ribbon can be used for basically anything.

Wreaths

First, buy a pinecone wreath, the kind with different sized and colored pinecones. Variation makes it look more natural, like you made it, which you can do by spray painting a styrofoam wreath brown and hot gluing pinecones to it. Add hot glue between the pine cones to make them sturdier and so that none of the brown styrofoam shows—cover the styrofoam entirely in pinecones. Then take your brown satin ribbon and wrap it around the wreath, draping it so that it looks natural. You could also tie a brown satin ribbon bow and hot glue it to the top of the wreath. Or you could hang the wreath from a thick piece of brown satin ribbon and hang the brown satin ribbon to a mantle or hook on the back of a door. This is a more synthesizing effect between nature and man-made effects than the wrapping of the ribbon around the wreath.

An Autumn Wreath Can Transform

After Thanksgiving, (which, I know, sounds so far away but will be here sooner than you think!) you can swap the brown satin ribbon for red or green satin ribbon for a more holiday look. Or, you could spray paint your pine cones white, but if you do that you won’t be able to use the wreath again next fall. You could also hang little Christmas decorations on your pine cones if you want to preserve the fall nature of your wreath and keep it for future seasons too. If you liked this holiday tip, Check back over the next few weeks for more ways to use ribbon around the house!

Custom Satin Bouquets

We love it when we get to see creative people doing new and exciting things with our satin ribbon, so we were thrilled to learn about Anna Coy’s work. After spending years as a florist in Philly only to be prevented from bringing flowers to her own New Orleans wedding, she decided to make her own bouquet, and a new concept was born.
Satin Bouquet
Anna’s business, To Hold & To Have, creates custom bouquets using amazing combinations of satin ribbon, crystals and even paper. While the way she perfectly captures naturally inspired forms with little more than ribbons and lace is already awesome, we were even more stoked to see how she integrates personal keepsakes, printed text and other stylistic elements into her stunning work.

One of the coolest things about Anna’s repertoire is that it’s far more diverse than most of the satin ribbon flowers we’ve seen in the past. It seems that her years as a florist paid off, and we’re definitely proud to be a part of the way she turns high art into something practical, long-lasting and ultimately worth holding onto.
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Satin Bouquet

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Why Buy Satin Ribbons Wholesale?

When you buy satin ribbons wholesale, you’re getting a great value, which is the point of buying anything wholesale really, because wholesalers as opposed to retailers are about moving product, especially to other businesses, which is why they are so inexpensive, typically, and why they sell in bulk.

Wholesale for businesses only

One day I was walking down my street and realized that on the corner is a wholesale store that sells office and home supplies, well, I needed some new paper towels so I walked in and the Chinese lady behind the counter asked me to show my business ID number. I didn’t have a business ID number, so I had to leave, and I realized that they only sell to businesses, which is a shame, because I would have easily bought eighteen rolls of paper towels, especially since they were only about a quarter a roll.

Wholesale for families

Then you have Sam’s Club and Costco, and those places are great, especially for families who eat a lot. When I was a kid, we had a snow day on April 1st, which was a joyous April Fool’s Day, because after I went to Sam’s with mom and we bought a box of full-size candy bars, and came home, the snow was already melting. And every day I brought one of those candy bars to school, boy was I cool, everyone was jealous and I had the glory of eating a full-size candy bar with lunch.

The only reason you might not want to shop at wholesale food stores is if you plan to eat out instead of cook or you are only one person living alone; you don’t want all the food you buy wholesale to spoil. But with ribbons you don’t have to worry about that because ribbons don’t expire, they don’t go bad; ribbons, especially satin ribbons, last, they’re always good, and can be used for wrapping and clothing and hair styling and lots of other things too. So if you have any uses for satin ribbon, why not buy it wholesale, save money, and make good use of your ribbon!

Ribbon by the Yard‏

Ribbon Bazaar is pleased to announce a new service for our customers: ribbon by the yard! We understand that sometimes you just need to trim a single hat or tie up a few gift bags. You don’t always need a whole roll of ribbon. Now we let you buy just what you need, a yard at a time. We offer our two most popular ribbons, grosgrain and double-faced satin, in just the yardage you need. Choose from our broad color palette of wholesale satin ribbon.

Satin By The Yard
Double Faced Satin Ribbon by the Yard

Our business exists to support creative people like you, whether you want to make a few hair bows or a hundred. We still offer full rolls of ribbon, but now you can also get satin by the yard or grosgrain by the yard. You may order only what you need for a single project or order entire rolls of ribbon for your stash. Now the choice is yours.