How to make a Tailless Cheer Bow Instructions – Tuxedo Bow

How to make Tailless Cheer Bow Instructions-min

As someone who has been making bows for years I love to watch trends come and go. The Tuxedo bow seems to be making a huge comeback. Both as a fabric bow and ribbon bow. In the larger size it is being called a “Tailless Cheer Bow”. These days the bows are getting larger and […]

Best Ways to Stop Ribbon Fraying – Heat Sealing Ribbon

How to Heat seal ribbon with wood burning tool

How do I stop this ribbon from fraying? This is a question I see all the time from crafters new at using ribbon in their creations. Heat Sealing Ribbon is the answer! Having lovely sharp ends to the ribbon without a hint of fraying is very easy to accomplish. Wood Burning Tool Heat Sealing Ribbon […]

75mm Printed Grosgrain Ribbons – September New Releases

With the increase in popularity of Cheer Bows and Oversized Twisted Boutique Bows (also known as JoJo Bows) we have increased out range of 75mm printed grosgrain ribbons. 75mm Printed Grosgrain Ribbons Unicorn Ribbon We have 2 styles available with pictures of colourful unicorns and 2 styles featuring unicorn colour combinations. Full Body Unicorn Grosgrain […]

How to make a Ribbon Scrap Bookmark

How to make a Ribbon Scrap Bookmark

As crafters we always end up with a pile of unused craft supplies that are just too good to throw away. Wonder what we could do with them. I recently had some short pieces of pretty printed 38mm grosgrain ribbon on my desk. I kept them in view hoping that inspiration would come. It did. […]

Learn how to make a Military Braid Barrette

How to make a Military Braid Barrette Instructions

These cute little grosgrain ribbon barrettes are an easy DIY craft project. All you need is some ribbon, glue and a barrette. We shared our tutorial with Tonya on The Crafty Mummy blog. How to make a Military Braid Barrette Click the link below for the tutorial:- Military Braid Barrette Tutorial Find more Ribbon crafts […]

Different Types of Alligator Clips – Which one to use?

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When making hair accessories sometimes choosing which alligator clips (allagator clips) to use is sometimes the hardest part. What Are Alligator Clips? An alligator clip is primarily used to hold hair back off the face. In the early part of the century they were used by stylists to hold curls in place until set. Pin […]

Craft activities for children can give YOUR child the head start they need at school!

Craft activities for children

We’ve found a strong link between the Early Years Learning Curriculum Framework and craft activities for children. Could this benefit your child too? Laying the foundation blocks for success Picture this – your child having success in a prep classroom. They are confident, capable and eager to explore the learning opportunities offered to them. They […]

Holographic Ribbon – New Release 75mm

Holographic ribbon Rainbow Holographic Print Black Grosgrain Ribbon

Oh I am in Ribbon Heaven! We are now stocking 75mm Holographic Ribbon in a handful of colours and patterns. These prints have been so popular we are arranging more stock. Holographic Ribbon Holographic Printed Ribbon is made by bonding Holographic Foil Sheets to Grosgrain Ribbon. On some prints like the Rainbow Holographic Print Ribbon […]

Ribbon Twisted Box Braid Tutorial Bag Charm

Ribbon Twisted Box Braid Tutorial Title page

After completing the Ribbon Box Braid Tutorial I could not help changing it up a bit. This Ribbon Twisted Box Braid Tutorial is the same difficulty as the other tutorial but there is a twist! This would also make a lovely Hawaiian Lei. Done in 3mm ribbon you could even make a mini Bag charm […]

Ribbon Box Braid Bag Charm Tutorial

Completed Ribbon Box Braid Mini Lei Bag Charm Title

This is such a cute braid. The ribbon box braid bag charm tutorial is great for older children and teens could easily make these with some guidance. I have come across this Box Braid in Hawaiian Lei making. I would dearly love to attend a lesson or two to learn how they make their gorgeous […]

Pointed Loop Bow Tutorial – Free Bow Making Instructions

Pointed Loop Bow Tutorial Model Title

This funky looking pointed loop bow tutorial looks impressive. Finding a tutorial on how to make it was another matter. A picture of this bow has been floating around Pinterest for some time but there does not seem to be any instructions around for it. I called it the Pointed Loop Bow as it seems […]

Ombre Grosgrain Ribbon – Ribbon Crafts

Printed Ombre grosgrain ribbon collage

Grab some of the popular printed Ombre grosgrain ribbon in either 22mm or 38mm widths for your next creation. Ideas for using Ombre Grosgrain Ribbon There are so many ideas running through my mind it was hard to pick some to show you. I love making flowers so that is what we have whipped up […]

FOE Headband with Shabby Flowers Tutorial

FOE headband with Shabby Flowers

Make an adorable FOE headband with Shabby Flowers or any fabric flowers you have one hand. They are a delightful addition to any accessory stash. They are quick and easy to whip up and can be colour matched with many outfits. FOE Headband with Shabby Flowers You will need: 2 x Fabric Flowers Bling button […]

Fold Over Elastic Hair Ties & Headbands

DIY Fold Over Elastic Hair Ties & Headband tutorial

Do you have a stash of fold over elastic (FOE) and not sure what else to make with it? Why not make Fold Over Elastic Hair Ties and Headbands. The lovely Kelly from Be a Fun Mum was generous enough to host our tutorial on how to make DIY Fold Over Elastic Hair Ties A […]

Amelia Flower Ribbon Tutorial

Amelia Flower Ribbon Tutorial

I love flowers made from ribbon. This Amelia Flower Ribbon tutorial can be made with satin or grosgrain ribbon – they simply look stunning. Once made they can be used as hair accessories, decorations on presents or embellishments for cards. Add a clip to the back and it will double as decoration and fashion accessory. […]

Plaited FOE Hair Tie Tutorial

DIY FOE Plaited Hair Tie Tutorial | Fold Over Elastic Tutorial

Fold over elastic is a wonderfully versatile elastic. Making a plaited FOE Hair Tie is only one of it’s many uses. Crafters use it on clothing, making hair accessories or simply putting up their hair with a knotted piece of FOE. These lovely plaited FOE hair ties take simple knotted FOE Hair ties to another […]

How to make a Fabric Covered Headband

Fabric Covered Headband - Final

Fabric Covered Plastic Headbands Fabric covered headbands are a quick and easy project to whip up. There are many hair accessories that can be made from your fabric offcuts. Whether they are unique pieces, to match an outfit or attach to a project there is something for everyone. Fabric covered headbands and a quick and […]

Start a Handmade Business in Australia!

The handmade thrill: sitting down to create an amazing handmade project and getting that little buzz knowing it’s going to be amazing. We get it. It’s how Sarah Lauren ended up being Australia’s largest supplier of grosgrain ribbons – we LOVE handmade. Here are some lessons we learned from the early days creating beautiful hair […]