come in handy . They are fast, fun and easy to make and add a pretty texture
and color to centerpieces, wreaths and corsages.
1. Cut a length of ribbon and
double the size of the loop you want to make. Fold it over and glue the ends
2. To make a cluster of loops,
start with three of four pieces of ribbon the same length. Fold and glue
all the loops. Place a dab of glue on the outside at the bottom of the first
loop to hold the second loop in place. Then place a dab of glue on the back of
the second loop to hold the third loop in place and so on.
You will need to get wooden wired picks
to make wired loops. They look like a fat toothpick with a couple of inches of
wire attached to the top. You can attach ribbons and floral material to the
wire attached to the pick. The pick can easily be pushed into a
To form a plain loop cut a piece of ribbon and bring the cut ends together,
right side out. Secure with the wire on the pick.
form a loop with a tail use a longer ribbon. Cut the tail end into a
3. To make a loop with two tails
cut a length of ribbon twice as long as the first ribbon. Fold the ribbon in
half with right sides out. Fold the doubled ribbons over again forming two
tails. Pinch the ribbon together at these last folds and secure with wire to a
floral pick. Trim ends as desired.
4. Loops can also be made
without wooden floral picks. Make as many loops as you like with the right
side of the ribbon facing out and tie the loops at the loose ends with floral
wire or floral tape. Depending on the thickness of the ribbon loops, you can
even staple them together. Hot glue them into arrangements, on wreaths, swags
and into garlands.