New This Month

Embellished Ribbons (for a Headband, Necklace, or Sash!)

We’ve seen lots of brides accessorize with bedazzled-ribbon headbands, necklaces, and sashes. Because you can tie them however you want, they make great one-size-fits-all bridesmaids’ gifts, too. Not a seamstress? Never fear! These elegant ideas don’t require sewing—just a few dabs of fabric glue.

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Photography by: Bryan Gardner

BASIC EMBELLISHED RIBBON

The Tools

  • Rhinestone or crystal embellishment
  • Ribbon (any width that fits the embellishment)
  • Fabric glue

How-To

1. Using a toothpick, dab fabric glue onto the rhinestone or crystal embellishment. Let it sit for a few seconds to get tacky. 

2. Press the embellishment onto the ribbon, and let dry overnight.

 

BRAIDED RIBBON

The Tools

  • Rhinestone chain, about 10 inches long
  • Ribbon, about 10 inches long
  • Trim, such as a satin cord, about 10 inches long
  • 2 pieces of half-inch-thick velvet ribbon, about 12 inches long each
  • Fabric glue

HOW-TO

1. Braid rhinestone chain, ribbon, and trim, and finish ends with fabric glue. Let dry. 

2. Attach one end of the braid to one piece of velvet ribbon with a dab of fabric glue. Hide the seam with a loop of velvet ribbon. Secure with fabric glue. Repeat on the other end of the braid.

 

THE DETAILS

Ribbons, mjtrim.com. Trimmings, ejoyce.com; mjtrim.com; Mokuba New York, 212-869-8900; tinseltrading.com; toptrimming.com. Rhinestones, beadsworldusa.com; ejoyce.com.

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