- Mrs. Taffy
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: May 2009 - University of Michigan Union
Things are getting crazy in the Taffy household. I have been hosting one Craft-O-Rama after another, and will try to bust out as many posts as I can these last few, um… days. Eek!
A while back, I posted about my flower indecision. I am happy to report that I have chosen white tulips for our centerpieces, Today’s tutorial is regarding the vases, which are wrapped in black ribbon.
My centerpiece mock up from March.
For this tutorial, you will need:
- Ribbon. I used 5/8″ black single face satin ribbon–two spools for 20 vases
- Xyron machine. I used the 1.5″ one, which can take two ribbons at once and is the least expensive Xyron model
- Paper, pencil, tape & ruler
- Adhesive photo squares
- Craft glue
- Plastic wrap
I found my vases for a great price at a store called Garden Ridge. Here they are in all their pre-wrapped glory:
The first thing we did was measure the top of a vase. Then we cut 20 strips of ribbon, a little longer than the measurement, so they would overlap. Then I made a 1″ long paper strip the same size, and wrapped it around the top of the vase, keeping it level. This will serve as a guide for the ribbon.
We fed the ribbon through the Xyron machine, then wrapped it around the bottom edge of the paper.
This is seriously easy, and with the paper guide, they look perfect!!!
Next, I mocked up a flat bow similar to the ones I used for our invitations, using adhesive photo squares to hold it into place. Then I glued the bow on to the vase, right over where the ribbon overlaps. Don’t mind the crazy wrinkled tablecloth!!! Here is Mrs. Emerald’s bow tutorial.
I then dissected the bow for measurements and cut all of the pieces of ribbon. Miss K and my Taffette of honor made the bows while I worked on another project. Thanks, ladies!!!
After they had glued all the bows on, we let them dry for a day. Later, I wrapped each vase in plastic wrap to protect the ribbon and bow while the florist works on them. Since the bow is flat, it was easy to wrap.
They all fit into one box!
I dropped these off at the florist today, and won’t see them until the wedding! I am so excited to see it all come together!!! And to have more floor space for crafting.
More crafty goodness is on its way!
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