Don't you just LOVE wednesday's? Say hello to wednesday  "hello wednesday" It's all downhill from now on to the weekend - yippee!!!

As you know I like to come up with different ideas to use ribbon, something to please everyone - this project may not be for you.  BUT it really really pleased the person I made them for.............

Tony and I were invited to join Rachie and Mollie on holiday in Looe Cornwall over the weekend. I racked my brain trying to think of a suitable "thank you" pressie - a bottle of wine, a box of chocolates, but nothing was right. 

The reason for us joining them was so I could build sandcastles with Mollie.........................that was it..........eureka moment................

........sandcastle flags.

A lolly stick a length of ribbon and a pot of PVA glue and my flags were ready to please.

While the PVA was drying I put some "wind kinks" into the ribbon, so they looked like they were blowing in the wind.  During our reorganising of the warehouse I have found lots (and I really mean tons) of ribbons that I had forgotten about.  This ribbon for the flag was one of the "not seen for a while" ribbons, you can find it here.  It also comes in a peach here and a purple here

I simply cut a length of ribbon, folded it in half, spread PVA glue all over the inside of one half and slightly beyond.  Inserted the lolly stick, folded over the ribbon, matching up the edges.  I flatterened the ribbon to ensure that the glue was totally in contact with both sides of the ribbon, and then gently molded the ribbon with my fingers to create the "wind kinks".  I then left them to dry over night - simples.

Mollie absolutely loved them, she got really upset when a little boy tried to take one!  A simple project that took just minutes to create, made one little girl so happy for hours!!!