Saturday, June 23, 2012

Nicolette's Red, White & Blue Blog Hop | Day 1

Happy Saturday!! Today I am delighted to be hopping along with Nicolette and friends as we celebrate the Red-White-Blue Season in her 2Day Red, White and Blue Blog Hop! I say season as for me Red-White-Blue denotes not only the United States of America Independence Day but also Memorial Day in May, Flay Day in June and America in general.

If you happened upon my blog on in the middle of the hop and would like to start at the top, Go to Nicolette's blog Beyond Scrapin. If you came from Cheryl's Blog Cards By CG then you are in the right place!

I have been making a TON of Red-White-Blue themed projects since before memorial day and I wanted to bring you something different than a card. Today I made ribbon medallions that can be used for a variety of embellishments--from a card to a hairbow to a dress or purse or shoes!!

The Ribbon Medallion--method

  1. Begin by punching a 1" circle for this size medallion out of card stock. 
  2. make a running stitch [either by hand or by machine--or you can wing it if you are particularly good at gathering by hand. 
  3. Gather enough ribbon to go all the way around your 1" circle. If you are using ribbon that's wider than 1" you may want a bigger base. 
  4. with a hot glue gun, attach the gathered side to the perimeter of the circle and finish off the end of ribbon that shows on the top by folding under the edge and tacking with glue. 
  5. Make a second ruffled circle in the same manner with a thinner ribbon--the 2nd ribbon in this example was about ½" wide.
  6. Finally affix a button to the top of the gathered circles. Your medallion is now ready for a project!
Continue on...

The next hop on the stop is Jamie at JME Creations. Hop on over and check out her fabulous creations. Come back tomorrow when I will feature another Ribbon project with a much-anticipated how-to video on the construction of the "Mickey Hairbow." 

My son with his troop-mate lowering the flag
at summer camp family night.


  1. Thank you for the lesson on creating that!! It is so wonderful!! I love it!


  2. These would make great pins to wear on the 4th. Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a great idea. Would be so cute in a little girl's hair or as a pin. TFS!--Pat N.

  4. SUPER CUTE IDEA....thanks for sharing


  5. Your ribbon medallion is beautiful!I love it! it could be used for all kinds of things. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  6. So cute great item to use as an embellishment!

  7. Very pretty! could be used on tables too.


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  8. What an awesome method to learn~ Thanks for sharing!


  9. Super cute ribbon project. What a versitile embelishment.


  10. Love your embellishment and the instructions! Just in time for a project I need to make.


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