Saturday, August 15, 2009

Homemade Ribbon rings

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Shayla's Ribbon Rings- I decided to make my own ribbon rings out of old water bottles. It's a great way to save money and recycle. I started with a one gallon water bottle. I cut it into pieces skipping the handle and bottom (these you can actually recycle in your plastic bin) this is what they look like all cut up..

2.I then cut smaller strips (you can make them any size you want) and used my corner rounder to smooth the edges.. You don't want anything to be rough. At the top Middle position punch a large hole. remember these will need to fit on a 2" ring.
3. Using a hand punch with two lines I punched out lines in the middle of the plastic.. you can make them as long as you want but do not go to close to the edges. I then made a third line so I could tuck the ribbon under. Make sure you line up the lines evenly for best results. 4. I then laced my ribbon through, for most two ribbons will fit however on the thick ones only one will fit.
5. I then add them to my ring and continue with the next set. this pic shows two on a ring.

I am making this as I go so you don't have to wait till I am done. I plan on making 70, so I will update with a finished pic. Feel free to ask any questions or leave a comment. TFL! Shayla~