‘Fleurs Coeur’

Ok, you may as well know, I save bits of beautiful ribbon, especially the French kind with the wire. It’s so gorgeous I cannot bear to toss it after unwrapping a gift. I have been saving French ribbon for eons….well, at least 10 years anyway. I save it because I know I can wrap another gift with it, but using it to create something wonderful would more appealing to my sensibilities!

Heartfire

I recently made a French ribbon rose pin and gave it away to a friend living in Denmark. My friend was very happy with the ribbon rose, especially since it attached to her coat via a darling button, which I decided was ever more clever than pinning it.

Since making that first French ribbon rose, I have been wanting to make more things using the French ribbon because:

  1. I need to create some new product to list for the Hide A Heart Etsy Shop
  2. Of dual benefit I could begin to whittle down the French ribbon collection, which I might point out is something that will make my husband giddy with delight because there’s a fair amount of ribbon drapped about in various locations for safe-keeping

After a lot of ‘brain-wracking’ and fits and starts, today I discovered I can make darling ‘Fleurs Coeur’ bookmarks using:

  • French ribbon
  • 3″ metal clip
  • 1″ glass heart

Before I list them I am paying a lot of attention to the video tutorials by Tim and Kim, however, I am seeking input from all who would care to leave a comment because I’m NOT planning to list them as a new product until the holidays!

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11 thoughts on “‘Fleurs Coeur’

  1. LOVE THEM!
    Is there any way to cover the paper clip, or maybe use colored ones? That would be my only suggestion.
    ~Michele

  2. I too, think they are very pretty…..but will only appeal to a small group of people who still read books. The paper clip is a little tacky.

    • I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment and for your good consul. While I know lots of people who use Kindles these days, the book market is still pretty strong. Maybe a colored paper clip would be the remedy to ‘tacky’.

      • Hair clips instead of bookmarks? I like the flowers and see kids particularly sporting them as hairclips!

      • Hey Judy! Thanks so much for leaving a comment….love the idea of hair clips! Additionally, I’m thinking that by attaching an apparel pin, the ‘Fleurs’ would make a lovely corsage

  3. I think they look groovy,would definitely look good as a hair clip and as far as I can tell there are still millions of us reading good old fashioned books! :o) xx

  4. I’m not sure the bookmark idea is going to be a big seller, but it’s certainly novel and different. I’m thinking the pin on a jacket might draw more attention to your product. When I read a book, I read at home so not a lot of people would see a bookmark and subsequently ask about it. If I wore a pin on my jacket, however, it’s right out there for everyone to see.

  5. I’m not really excited about bookmarks. I seem to lose them or forget to use them. However, the hair clips do catch my eye. Also the idea of having a necklace of flowers with the heart in the center might be a winner.

    The flower glued to a straight pin and used as decoration for a jacket lapel pin also might be nice. Hope this helps, B.

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