Woven Heart for Valentine’s Day

This woven heart can is very versatile, as it can be made with ribbon as shown here, or even as a craft for kids with construction paper.  Once complete, it can be placed on a hair clip, or a pin or even a badge reel holder. Here we use 3/8″ wide saddle stitch grosgrain in white with red stitch and red with black stitch.

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White with red stitch:
4″ and 4.5″

Red with black stitch:
4″ and 4.5″

For saddle stitch ribbon, I find it easier to stack the layers first before heat sealing the ends.  Take the 4″ piece and place it on top of the 4.5″ piece of the same color and adhere together on one end with a dot of glue. Repeat with other color.  Then heat seal all ends.

Place glued end on one of the sets on top of the other set on the glued end at a 90 degree angle to each other.  Then begin weaving and gluing each step of the way.

I will need to include more detailed pictures later on for these steps.

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BIG Pinwheels

This is an attempt to catalogue and list all the BIG pinwheels I have made lately.  I am always playing with the length of ribbon and sizing to see what I like best, so they are all just slightly different from each other.

Neon Pink & White

  • 22″ of 2 1/4″ white made into no tails pinwheel on 4 1/2″ template
  • 10″ of 2 1/4″ hot pink made into bow tie
  • wrap center with 3/8″ glitter white

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Hot Pink & Yellow

  • 20″ of 2 1/4″ hot pink made into no tails pinwheel on 4 1/4″ template
  • 8″ of 2 1/4″ yellow made into bow tie
  • ribbon lined french clip with 3/8″ hot pink
  • wrap center with 3/8″ hot pink
  • made to match hot pink & yellow animal print bikini

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Black

  • 22″ of 2 1/4″ black made into no tails pinwheel on 4 1/2″ template
  • used to clip watermelon ribbon sculpture onto it
  • (love this simple style to add to my own ponytails)

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Tiana Apple Green & Lilac Purple

  • 20″ of 2″ lilac purple made into no tails pinwheel on 4 1/4″ template (yes, not 2 1/4″)
  • 14 1/2″ of 7/8″ apple green made into no tails pinwheel on 3″ template
  • made to match a darker purple Tiana shirt

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Navy & Neon Pink

  • 20″ of 2 1/4″ navy made into no tails pinwheel on 4 1/4″ template
  • 8″ of 2 1/4″ neon pink made into bow tie
  • made to match “My sister is awesome” t-shirt

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Shocking Pink (unfinished)

  • 22″ of 2 1/4″ shocking pink made into no tails pinwheel on 4 1/2″ template

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 Big Red Pinwheel

  • 20″ of 2 1/4″ red on 4 1/4″ template
  • bow = 4 1/2″ wide
  • 9″ of 1 1/2″ white for bow tie on top, next time try 1/2″-1″ less than measurement of underneath bow or previous layer

I think this is the one I put a cute bottle cap on and Kaylin picked as her favorite bow

 

 

Pinwheels with Spikes and Mustache Bottle Cap

Stacked pinwheels with no tails and a layer of spikes with bottle cap with a mustache

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Pinwheel, 2 stacked no tail pinwheels on spikes with mustache bottle cap

  • 12″ of 7/8″ RABOM aqua to make pinwheel with no tails on 2 3/4″ template
  • 16″ of 1 1/2″ hot pink to make pinwheel with no tails on 3 1/2″ template
  • (2) 5 1/4″ of 1 1/2″ black for spikes
  • Mounted on french clip

Pinwheel with “Mommy Makes My Bows” Bottle Cap

Stacked no tail pinwheels with spikes and bottle cap

 

  • 12″ of 7/8″ black to make no tails pinwheel on 2 3/4″ template
  • 16″ of 1 1/2″ white to make no tails pinwheel on 3 1/2″ template
  • (2) 5″ of 1 1/2″ shocking pink to make 2 spikes
  • Stack bows
  • 4-5″ of 3/8″ ribbon for center
  • Mounted on french clip
  • Top with bottle cap

Minion Ribbon Sculpture

Date Created: 2/26/16
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Time to Complete: 45 minutes
Materials Needed:
  • grosgrain ribbon
  • 7/8″ blue
  • 1/4″ yellow
  • 2 1/4″ yellow
  • 3/8″ and 7/8″ or 1″ black
  • (2) silver buttons for goggles
  • (2) googly eyes
  • several black thin rope for hair
 
Measurements:
  • 1.5″ of 7/8″ blue for pants
  • (2) 1″ of 1/4″ yellow for arms
  • 1.5″ of 2 1/4″ yellow for oval body
  • 0.5″-0.75″ black melted smile
  • (2) 1/2″ wide black gloves from 7/8″ black
  • (2) black feet
  • (1) 1.5″ black headband for under goggles
 
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Stacked Bow Tie for Halloween

Date Created: 8/8/15
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Time to Complete: less than 10 minutes
Materials Needed:
1″ grosgrain ribbon, colors of choice
1/4″ black grosgrain ribbon
 
Measurements:
(1) 5.5″ orange spiderweb
(1) 6.5″ black
 
Instructions:
  • Tied bottom bow first.  Tied top bow second, knotted, then glued and stacked on top of bottom bow.  Keep thread and wrap top bow to bottom bow, then finally knot and cut off.
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