Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Torn Christmas Ribbons

Torn Christmas ribbons are beautiful to use for decorating, wrapping, or just looking festive.

I usually wrap the completed ribbons around vintage Christmas postcards.

I tucked them into gift bags or tie them on goodie jars.

 When I dyed all those bottle brush trees with the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, I used a sheet of natural cotton as a drop cloth.  This a great way to make sure to use all the Glimmer mist instead of letting it blow away. Bottle Brush Trees here.

Here are the results using the pinks and reds of the mists.

I had previously washed the cloth and after the dye dried, I tore the cloth into two-inch strips of two yards each.

 On some I stamped in brown Staz-On ink the word JOY and on some NOEL.

Can't you just see these tied around packages wrapped in brown kraft paper?

 I wrapped the ribbons around vintage postcards and tied with a piece of jute twine.

Ready for someone's gift or I have a basket of these sitting next to the Christmas tree along with some bottle brush trees for last minute gifts!

We have a tradition that every guest to visit during December gets a small surcie.  

I keep fudge in small bags and add some handmade something for a visitor.

Well, I have finished shopping except for Chucks who is hard to buy for.  I still have to move some boxes up to the attic and put out all my nativity scenes.  When I was young, we never started until December 16.  How in the world did we get all that stuff done?

See y'all!

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  1. This is a beautiful and very charming idea. Your name is entered in my Give-Away. Thank you for entering and thank you for following. I came over to follow you back, and then remembered that I already do follow you . . . my old age brain gets a little bit slower very day, LOL
    Have a great day.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  2. I used mine to wrap up two ornaments to another blogger. I passed on the Joy of your awesome package!

  3. The torn ribbon is a great idea for wrapping presents and tying books together too.

  4. Love how you took advantage of the over-spray on the drop cloth from spraying the trees. Very clever.
    Happy Christmas.
    Audrey Z.

  5. Simply lovely and pretty wrap. Love your idea of using jute around. A touch of love.

  6. I found you through 'A Cottage Market'. Your greeting cards are sooo pretty!

  7. I've always loved vintage paper ephemera...I love your collected look of the cards with the ribbons!

  8. I really like that Noel stamp on it. Oh and I think time went slower when we were younger, so the last 10 days before Christmas now was more like 30 days before Christmas when were younger.


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