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This is the place to visit for a little ribbon inspiration.  We aim to share ideas and tips for using ribbons and buttons in your crafting.  All our new and exciting ribbons, kits and goodies will be shown here first.  We will keep you up to date with what is happening with the Crafty Ribbons Team!  Don't miss out - check back regularly for all the latest news.

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FREEBIE Winner is...

Sydney has this weeks Friday FREEBIE winners parcel all wrapped and ready to be posted - but to who?????  It has been raining all day here, so no photo's outside, so Sydney decided to have her photo taken while sitting ontop of one of the work tables in the warehouse! She wouldn't get down.

The lucky winner of this weeks Friday FREEBIE parcel picked from our "Bingo" bag, which is all wrapped up to go under the Christmas Tree is....

10 - Dorothy

Well done Dorothy, you have a great ribbon book and two bags of value ribbon.  Please email us your address using our NEW email and we will get the parcel in the post to you, we do know your address BUT you may want us to send your prezzie to someone else!

Thank you to each and every one of you who left a message, we really do enjoy reading them.

I saw Bev's Christmas Tree over the weekend - Oh its beautiful, tall and elegant in red and green.  She tried to tell me it was from a kit, but I didn't believe her.  The only thing missing was ribbon, she said she had been working so hard at some local warehouse, that she had no time to make bows!!! Cheeky!

So I have made her a box of Tree Bows, all in colours to match her tree - hope she likes them.  Do you want to know how to make them?  It's another tutorial so lots of pic's, hope that is ok.

Get all the bits you need - ribbon, wire edge is best, scissors, pencil, clear nail varnish and our magic cord which can be found HERE.

Cut your ribbon into 50cm lengths and fold in half to mark the centre point.

Fold one end of the ribbon so that it overlaps the centre mark.

Repeat with the other side, it should start to look like a bow!

Thread the magic cord under the bow and tie the first stage of a knot.

Pull the magic cord tightly so that it scrunches the ribbon up in the centre and tie a knot.

Now the "magic" bit - wrap the magic cord around a pencil.  Because there is a wire running through the centre of the magic cord, when you remove the pencil the magic cord with remain in the swirls - MAGIC!! Trim the magic cord with a pair of scissors, it will fray so seal the ends with clear nail varnish or PVA glue.

Fold the ends of ribbons together and cut at an angle to create "dove tails".  Repeat for the other ribbon end.

Play with the bow slightly to give it some shape.

They are called Tree Bows but they do look really good on parcels!  I am building up to the really big pom pom bows later in the week Wilma - you will have to wait a little bit longer!!!

Hope you are enjoying our Christmas Countdown, we still have lots to show you.

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