- Mrs. Yorkie
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
I know it sounds silly, but one of the hardest decisions I had to makeregarding our invitations was how to close the pocketfold. I hemmed andhawwed between square cardstock seals and vellum bellybands for whatseemed like a week! As simple of a decision as it should have been,neither of those two options seemed quite right to me. At the lastminute, I decided on ribbon, which provided just the touch of textureand elegance that I was hoping for!
Here are quick and easy instructions for the double-loop closure that I used.
Here’s what I used to make them:
- Ribbon (sheer, lightweight types work best)
- Adhesive tape runner
Here’s how I made them: 1. Cut a length of ribbon approximately 4 times the width of thepocketfold. (Mine were 5″ wide, so I used a 20″ length of ribbon.)
2. Center the pocketfold over the ribbon on a table. With one hand,make a loop at one end of the ribbon, making sure that the cut end isfacing out.
3. With your other hand, feed the opposite end of the ribbon through the loop that you have created.
4. Pull the cut ends away from each other to form interlocking loops. Pull snugly and hold.
5. Carefully turn the pocketfold over and lay flat on the table.With the adhesive tape runner, apply a ½” strip of tape to one end ofthe ribbon. Secure the ribbon to itself at the back of the pocketfold.Repeat for the other side.
6. Turn the pocketfold over, adjust the positioning of the “knot”… and admire your work!
I told you it was quick and easy!
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