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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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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

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.

Choosing the Right Color Grosgrain Ribbon For Your Wedding Invitations

Almost as soon as he’s done popping the question, all of your friends will be asking how it happened, where you were, and how big is the ring. But the next thing to consider after that is the colors of your wedding. Whereas a color palette used to be about accenting the classic white of your dress, today you can get away with going all out in whatever color is fitting for your ceremony. But before you settle on your favorite colors, there are a few factors to consider.

Location, location, location

Before you go ordering a reel of fuchsia grosgrain ribbon wholesale, consider where your wedding will be. If it’s in a neo-Gothic church made of wood and stone, you may do better to choose a classic color like gray, pearl, or even black. If your wedding is in a backyard or any outdoor space, however, you can go a little wilder with your color scheme and the grosgrain ribbon you choose for your wedding invitations.

Save the date

Not only does the location dictate the style of your wedding, the season can have a big influence too. How long will your engagement be? Before you choose a color scheme, do you foresee the date of your wedding being pushed back at all before you send out the invitations? A lot of wedding planners choose a variety of complementary colors to accent the season, such as red, orange, yellow and brown for autumn, or green, blue, gray, and violet for the spring.

Other factors to consider

If you have a good idea of what colors you want, but you aren’t certain or you want to separate yourself from the crowd, try perusing a swatch book with different hues. The subtleties in greens can make a big difference, and lend a vernal feel or a dead of winter motif depending on whether you choose evergreen or lime for your grosgrain ribbons.

If you want your wedding to evoke a specific mood, adding another color can convey elegance or conjure a special place. For example, combining orange with yellow and brown lends a sunset/harvest element to an otherwise bumblebee-flavored celebration. An exception to this is in the dresses of the bridesmaids—sometimes variation in the same color palette can make a stronger statement than total uniformity. In fact, setting an entire wedding to different shades of blue, for example, can be just as beautiful as three or four strong colors.

And be careful not to get too matchy-matchy: wedding dresses, cake, favors, invitations are one thing, but using the same color scheme everywhere can be a little much.

Still don’t know where to start? Try taking this quiz: Which Wedding Colors Best Suit Your Style?

4 Ways to Use Grosgrain Ribbons For Bouquets

The history of bouquet tossing

It’s still wedding season and that means lots of bouquets being tossed. Originally, brides used to walk down the aisle with herbs, garlic, and grains to ward evil spirits away. Eventually, this morphed into a tradition of carrying flowers, since flowers are associated with happiness and fertility. Following the cutting of the cake, the bouquet toss represents the married couple’s future happiness and the recipient of the flowers is considered the next to wed.

Today’s bouquets

Typically the bride doesn’t use the same bouquet she walked down the aisle with to toss to her bridesmaids. Some brides are skipping the bouquet toss altogether, though studies show that the same percentage of women from the ’60s participated in the tradition as they did in the ’00s. Here are some ways to make your bouquet stand out from the crowd.

1. Layer your bouquet with ribbon and lace

The type of flowers you choose influences the color of the grosgrain ribbon you use. When layering with lace, you can also use satin ribbon.

2. Combine different textures

Adding brooches to the satin ribbon wrapped around your bouquet will make for a different feel—literally. Other jewelry attached to the bouquet, such as a pearl or a necklace, can raise the stakes for the single ladies, and make the bouquet toss even more fun.

3. Monochrome

One extra wide satin ribbon can be all you need to tie a beautiful bouquet. To enhance this style, sync the color of your bouquet with the color of your dress and the color of the satin ribbon that ties it all together. Of course, you can always add a subtly different colored satin ribbon to make the bouquet pop a little from the bride’s dress.

4. Length matters

The width of your satin ribbon that ties your bouquet together isn’t the only consideration to make. Length too can make a big impact when you walk down the aisle. Flowing satin ribbon can add a dramatic flair that works well with bigger bouquets of wildflowers, camellias and lilies, while shorter grosgrain ribbon works better with lots of leaves and smaller bouquets, for a classic, vintage style.

Overall, think about the tone of your wedding, your dress, and your guests. You want your bouquet to reflect everything, and the ribbon you use to hold it all together should too.

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.