Helllllllllo to you! I am excited today because I get to share a little tutorial I am sharing over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog. I decided to keep things simple here and show you (with many pics) how to create your own rolled shabby bloom. Now many of you may be familiar with how to do these. I am always late to the party but humor me, ok? LOL! I decided to use some of the burlap ribbon in teal. This stuff is great..first it has wire in it and is very forgiving ..and secondly it is just plain gorgeous. I love burlap of any kind..and this is so cool because it has gorgoeus ticking style stripes through it. The other thing main goody I used were the Middy biddy polka dot Kraft bags. Great bags to use to put yummy treats in or create tags like I did to tuck inside.
I started by tying a simple knot in the end of the ribbon...leaving just a snip of it at the end. This makes for a place to hold on to and the base of the actual bloom. Start wrapping the ribbon around the knot and than alternating every so often by twisting the ribbon in a 360. Every so often use some hot glue to keep the ribbon in place. This ribbon is very easy to manipulate so just have fun with it. Just keep repeating the steps till the bloom becomes the size you want. You can create small ones or larger ones. Mine is medium because I decided to add texture to mine by adding some vintage hankie fabric and a crochet doily. As you can see from the pics I simply just layered each piece on top of eachother.....using hot glue. I attached my bloom to my bag and than added all the fun toppings! I had to use some lace and used both the Allison lace and the Penelope lace combining both together.
I topped it off with some of the new two tone texture ribbon from May Arts . I used some of the same ribbons on my tags and also used some of the sweet jute in blue that I tied onto the tags and in my buttons. I tucked my tags into the bag..leaving some room for a sweet treat and I was done! Hope you have enjoyed ...and uhhh hope I made sense. Don't look to close at my nails....I am not a manicure chick...at all...I would rather spend my mad money on paper! Hugs, cherry