We are sharing more projects today, on the Bella Blvd blog, using the new birthday collections. I thought I would share another one of my altered projects with you, using the Birthday Girl collection.
These fun little paper ribbons can serve two purposes at birthday parties. First, they make for a great tabletop decor item. This would look cute on the cake table or food table, or even set out by the presents. Second, you can hand them out to the party guests, either during or after the party. This is a great project to make with your scraps of patterned paper, since they are all assembled using bits and pieces of papers.
I used my Silhouette die cut machine to cut all of the pieces needed for these paper ribbons.
The shape that I choose (called "Ribbon Pinwheel", from Lori Whitlock) actually came with every piece you see layered on here, including the ribbon tails. I arranged all of the individual pieces so that I could cut two sets at once. I just covered my cutting mat with 2 different pieces of pattern paper (4x12 for each, since I have the Silhouette SD), side by side. So I cut a full set from 8 different pattern papers, and then mixed all of the pieces together.
However, these would be simple to create even without a die cut machine. You could achieve the same look using a variety of circle punches, scalloped circle punches, or even certain flower punches, in varying sizes. The ribbon tails are just strips of paper, with notches cut at one end.
I layered the pieces together, using pop dots on a few of the layers. In between two of the layers, i added a piece of Designer Tape, adding small staples to each end to help secure it.
I finished off each paper ribbon with either a threaded button, a crochet flower, or a sticker added to the center.
I cut 4 long pieces of curling ribbon for each paper ribbon, and curled them with my scissors. I tied them onto a wooden stick, and then I hot glued the paper ribbon to the top of the stick. I created all of these assembly line style, doing each step for all 8 at the same time. So they really did come together very quickly.
To display these, I found a long (but small) metal tin, and added some styrofoam and filler grass inside. Then I just shoved the wooden sticks into the styrofoam to hold the paper ribbons in place.