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!
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:
- I need to create some new product to list for the Hide A Heart Etsy Shop
- 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!