Monday, January 28, 2013

Ribbon Scrap Candles~Super quick, easy and cute tute!

Simple + cute tute I whipped up that was just featured on I'm With Cupcake.

Got a hot mess of ribbon scraps? Here is a super cute, quick and easy idea to use the scraps for packaging presentation. This is perfect if you are short on time to wrap a gift and would also make for an adorable favor presentation.

The quantity of candles you create can be used to reflect the recipient's age, or you can just fill the entire area with colorful candles. Another cute variation would be to glue the ribbon on in the shape of a letter or number.

Junk you need:
Ribbon scraps of any shape, size color
Double stick tape (or purple glue gun if you prefer)
Gold or yellow glitter (you could yellow felt or tissue paper if you prefer not to glitz)
Any bag, box or wrapped gift you have ready to dazzle (I used a small kraft favor box and a straight up brown paper lunch bag)

Exhibit A:
 hot mess of scrap craft ribbon we all seem to have 

gather up ribbon, bags, boxes, tape, glue and glitta

choose your ribbon scraps for project
lay them out before you adhere to make sure they will fit
I prefer to use all the same widths of ribbon for each project, I  just vary the candle heights

cut candles straight across bottom and then angle cut up top 
for this sample, I chose a plain old brown paper lunch bag

adhere candles to bag or box
free style glue "flames," then glitter
if you do not have glitter or hate it, you can glue a felt or tissue paper flame instead

 if you have fancy scalloped scissors-put them to use and create a jazzy top

the brown paper lunch bag-elevated 

thinner ribbon on a cute little box 

and..there you go:)

make a wish

Hope you can find a little "flame" of inspiration in this tute. Come on, funny:)


Birds Party said...

I have a stash of ribbon, and this is sooo cute and easy!! The box is my fave! Great a s b-day gift :)

MarieThomasDesigns said...

Super cute! would be cute for Hanukkah gifts/favor bags too!

Bellenza Bistro said...

Love anything that can use old scraps in a creative way! Great idea. :-)