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How to Tie the Perfect Ribbon

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How to Tie the Perfect Ribbon

2 Comments 30 January 2011

by Nina Dweck

Here’s an easy way to take gift wrapping to the next level when topped with a glamorous ribbon. Get creative - mix and match ribbons to coordinate with your event, or choose your recipients favorite color. Have fun by embellishing your bow with rhinestones, pom poms or even feathers!

Shown in the picture is a Sephardic bridal “Swanee“, in which the groom’s parents send over gifts for the Jewish bride.  Gifts usually include candlesticks for Shabbat, a tray, perfumes, and a purse with money enclosed for the bride to attend the mikveh. This swanee is “closed”, meaning that the gifts are wrapped and will be opened during a private time for the bride and her close friends and relatives.

For this project, you’ll need a  glue gun, scissors, and ribbon in your desired width and color. Keep in mind that a larger gift will look better with a wider ribbon, while a smaller one will look fine with a thinner one. It is very important that you use wire edged ribbon to make the bow. It will look stiffer and prettier. I buy my ribbon from Cosco- they sell beautiful wide wired edge ribbons in varying colors, and are very inexpensive. They especially have a wide selection around holiday time so stock up for future projects!

Not in the mood to go buy ribbon? Watch the video above and learn how to make a bow out of recycled wrapping paper or any paper that you have laying around the house. Its a great eco-friendly wrapping idea!

  1. Step one: lie your box or gift on a flat surface. Glue a piece of ribbon horizontally and then cross another piece of ribbon over vertically. Take care to place the vertical ribbon under the horizontal one to hide the seams for a more perfect finish. Use your hot glue gun to stick the pieces together.

2. Step two: Cut a long piece of ribbon for the bow. The longer the piece, the larger the bow will be.

3. Step three: Take one end of the ribbon and fold about an inch in, gluing to creating a small circle. You can place your index finger in the circle to make a rounder piece.

4. Step four: Fold another circle in, this one a bit larger than the first. Glue this one under to the left of the first small circle. Follow this step and make another circle on the right.

5. Step five: Continue, each set becoming larger than the last. Keep on going until you have the desired bow size. When your done, fold the edge of the remaining ribbon and cut on an angle across the closed side. This will create two triangle edges for a beautiful, professional finish.

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Pretty in Pink – Birthday Dinner for Friends

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Pretty in Pink – Birthday Dinner for Friends

4 Comments 25 December 2010

“For my best friends birthday, I went all out in MY favorite color with my pink placemats, drinking glasses and my rhinestone glitzy bow napkin rings wrapped in not one- but two napkins. I folded both a white and a pink napkin together to get that perfect shape to fit beautifully into my bows. For her special day , I served spaggheti squash baked ziti, a big hearty salad (every girls favorite) , artichoke bottoms, bruchetta, parmesan truffle french fries and last noodles with pesto. A deliciouse meal brings a smile to everyone :)

Recipe by Gladys Bawabeh

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Spring Table Settings

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Spring Table Settings

2 Comments 24 March 2010

Your spring table should be awash with flowers, colors and little delights…

Use a colorful placemat or tablecloth.

Adorn each place setting with a small flower.

Your centerpiece doesn’t have to be flowers! Here the cakes carry the coral theme and are beautiful on cake stands of varying heights.

A little whimsy goes a long way.

Pink is a perfect color for a spring table. These centerpieces have butterflies added to their bouquets. Each place setting also has a little moss with a flower! How charming!

These blooming branches are very romantic. I also love how they rolled the napkin horizontally across the plate.

Colorful accents like napkin rings and a table runner pick up on the colors of the flowers.

I love how these placemats look with the plates! Orange and turquoise is one of my favorite color combinations!

These are painted paint cans in different sizes and colors. They are so elegant here. The flowers look like they were plucked right from the garden!

This photo makes me dream of summer! I wish I were at that party… Fruits like strawberries look great when displayed in small bowls scattered on the table.


The little bit of burlap gives this table a rustic but refined beauty.

Have a lovely spring!

Pictures Via Country Living.

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