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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Bats in the Ribbon Stash... SpOoKy Cute DIY Ribbon Ornaments

Hello creative friends! I'm excited to be part of the Creative Halloween Crafts being shared this week! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays for making goodies. Gather around the kids because this project is super easy and fun for all ages! 

When did Fall arrive?! Here in South Florida SUMMER is pretty much year round – nevertheless Halloween is just around the corner. What do you do with all of your leftovers from Halloween's Past that didn't see the light of day??! You alter them into something fun! 

I'm transforming this fun dollar bin find into some super SpOoky Cute cookie cutter ornaments by wrapping them up in colorful seasonal ribbons. The hardest part is selecting the ribbon! 

For this project you need: ribbons/trim in seasonal colors; an adhesive runner* (or double-sided tape); scissors; a black permanent marker; and some holiday spirit!

*I have used my favorite Herma Dotto adhesive (an old school dry adhesive runner) that I reserve for applying ribbon to things. For this project, you can use whatever adhesive you have on hand: glue dots, double-stick tape... even craft glue works. 

PUMPKIN: For base I'm using a beautiful variegated orange ribbon. I add a stripe of Herma Dotto adhesive to the end to tack in place at the top of stem, then begin winding ribbon around to cover metal. Continue wrapping, slightly overlapping the previous wrap and continue all the way around the cookie cutter. When back at the beginning, add another stripe of Dotto adhesive to secure the end. Easy Peasy!

I select an orange, gold and green check pattern, then wind around outer edge of pumpkin shape to measure and cut to size. I apply adhesive along the entire length and press into place. I leave about a 2" overhang and looped this back over onto itself to form a leaf shape. 

Next step is to add a hanger - for this I'm using a sheer green ribbon. I cut a piece about 10" long and tie to the top of the stem, knotting in place with the two loose ends meeting at the top. Place two ends over each other and tie in a knot closed loop to form hanger. The finishing touch is the stem. For this I cut another small section of green ribbon, add some adhesive to the end and wrap around the entire stem (like the first step). Then I back trimmed and tacked down the loose end to complete. This ornament is so adorable and totally full of Pumpkin Spice! 

Now to embellish the bat cookie cutter. I have chose a two-tone silver/grey ribbon that is lighter on one side and slightly darker on the other. I applied Dotto adhesive down the length of this ribbon and applied around the outer edge of the cookie cutter. 

I repeat by layering a contrasting patterned ribbon centered right on top – a quick and easy transformation! 

This ornament needs a hanger but I don't have anything black on hand... no worries! I grabbed a black Sharpie marker and quickly color a section of natural burlap string. 

These are so fun and great project for the kids! Fill them with wrapped candies and a gift card and these would make a fantastic seasonal teachers' gift with a handmade touch.

I'd love to hear how you are
decorating with cooking utensils!

For more fun Creative Halloween Craft ideas,
pop over HERE to see what my creative friends are making. 

Stay tuned - On FRIDAY I will share what becomes of Frankenstein's head! Thanks for visiting.  Sb :)
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