Category Archives: Tutorials

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Easter Egg Hair Clip Tutorial – No Chocolate Easter Gift

Easter Egg Hair Clip kit

Each Easter I like to give gifts that do not involve chocolate. Chocolate is a great gift but an Easter Egg Hair Clip will make a lovely addition to the chocolate haul. They would also look great on an Easter Card. What you will need to make the Easter Egg Hair Clip 6 different colours […]

Ballet Bun Wrap with Shabby Flowers

Ballet Bun Wrap instructions final

Make a Ballet Bun Wrap for the little girl who loves to have their long hair groomed into a bun. Whether they are trying to look like a ballerina or just to keep their long hair out of the way. Shabby flowers are a delight to use as they are soft and pliable when stitching […]

Lace Gathered Flower Tutorial

Lace Gathered Flower - Sarah Lauren

Our Lace Gathered Flower Tutorial makes the cutest little flowers. There is just something about lace that makes any project radiate prettiness. Metallic lace is an attractive addition to any project and lends itself wonderfully to these Gathered Lace Flowers. Instructions to make a Lace Gathered Flower This project is simple enough for someone with […]

Ribbon Gathered Carnation Tutorial

Ribbon Gathered Carnation Tutorial

Sometimes you need a quick and easy Ribbon Gathered Carnation to add to a project. Ribbon gathered flowers are quick to whip up when you don’t have a lot of time. Materials needed to make a Ribbon Gathered Carnation 1 m x 22mm ribbon satin or grosgrain felt circle needle thread scissors hot glue gun […]

How to make a Ribbon Sculpture Christmas Wreath

Ribbon Sculpture Christmas Wreath instructions

A Ribbon Sculpture Christmas Wreath is a lovely item to craft to add to your Christmas decorations and Christmas gifts. Materials needed for Ribbon Sculpture Christmas Wreath 1.2m x 6mm wide emerald grosgrain ribbon 10cm x 6mm wide red grosgrain ribbon 12cm x 9mm wide emerald grosgrain ribbon alligator clip or brooch back 6mm Double sided […]