Monthly Archives: October 2010

Tips and Tidbits

DIY Download: Ribbon Wands

October 29, 2010

If you’ve ever checked out Becca’s blog lavender’s blue, then you already know she creates the cutest DIY projects. As part of her internship, Becca will be sharing a few DIY projects here on Flights of Fancy as well and here’s the first. Happy crafting!

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Add a whimsical touch to your next celebration with ribbon wands!  These ribbon wands are so easy to make and can be used for weddings, bridal showers, engagement parties, birthday parties…the possibilities are endless.  Instead of rice, bird seed, or sparklers, think about using these for your next send-off.  Use ribbons that coordinate with your event colors to tie everything together and to add that perfect splash of color.

Here’s how to make them!

Tools: Shown above: (A) Cutting mat  (B) Ruler  (C) X-acto knife or box cutter  (D) Scissors  (E) Glue stick  (F) Ribbon  (G) Extra long lollipop sticks (can be found at Michaels in the baking section) (H) Fray Check (found at Joann or other fabric/sewing store) (I) Hot glue gun  (J) DIY Ribbon Wand Template

Step 1: Download free DIY ribbon template (see the download link at the end of this post), print out, and trim tags following the solid lines.

Step 2: Measure and cut ribbons to 19″ lengths.

Step 3: Place a dot of hot glue on the edge of a ribbon and attach to the end of a lollipop stick.

Step 4: Place another dot of hot glue on the inner edge of ribbon to completely wrap the lollipop stick.

Step 5: Place glue onto ribbon tag.

Step 6: Center and wrap tag onto lollipop stick, about 1/2″ from the ribbon.  Be sure the tag is facing the same direction as the ribbon.

Step 7: Press tag firmly around stick to prevent tag from sliding down.

Step 8: To prevent ribbons from fraying, add a small line of Fray Check to the end of the ribbon.

Display ribbon wands in a jar or vase and enjoy!

If you’re feeling like getting a little fancier, you can also add multiple ribbons to a stick in varying colors, widths, or even lengths.  If you’re using multiple ribbons, it’s fun to alternate the sides that the ribbons face to add a little extra interest.

I’ve created a downloadable template in three different colorways, each with 3 different well-wishes.   Pick your favorite color and happy crafting!

– Becca

Click below to download… enjoy!

Download Ribbon Wands

Fashion Fix

Fashion Fix: Silver Peony

October 28, 2010

Thanks to the release of Pantone’s famous color report, I am excited to introduce one of Spring/Summer 2011 colors: Silver Peony.

Silver Peony is a very pale shade of pink that is infused with a few gray tones. This is one of the new “nude hues” which when paired with this season’s new palette, will make everyone’s jaw drop. Pairing this with another neutral or a vivid hue will be really beautiful.

Enjoy this pink!

-Samantha

Photo Credits:
row 1: Blushing in Pink dress by ouma
row 2: Randee heels by Badgley Mischka via Slightly Obsessed Bride | Chanel Necklace via Bag, Borrow or Steal
row 3: Miley Cyrus via Forever Wedding | Monique Lhuillier sketch via Pantone | Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2011 via Red Heart Lipstick

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Inspired Intern: Eyelet

October 26, 2010

I have a soft spot for sweet, simple details, so it’s no surprise that I love the look of eyelet.  Whether used as inspiration for a cake, as a candle holder motif, or rolled to create a flower girl corsage, eyelet adds just that perfect touch of sweetness and charm!

– Becca

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For more from Becca, be sure to check out her delightful blog lavender’s blue.

Photo Credits:
row 1: Wedding gown and bouquet from PerfectBound | Eyelet Candles from Craft Smitten | Wedding cake by Collete Foley via Bridal Guide
row 2: Handkerchiefs via Fabulously Wed | Eyelet corsage by Martha Stewart Weddings
row 3: Boutonniere from PerfectBound | Eyelet trim from WarmBiscuit