New This Month

Paper Ribbons

Lengths of paper and ribbon coiled into airy circles and raindrops in yellow and white call to mind the spring’s mix of sun and showers.

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The Tools

  • White artist’s paper (at most art stores)
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • 2-inch-wide ribbon
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Photography by: Johnny Miller

How To Make the Circle Ribbons

  1. Cut white artist’s paper into 3-inch strips.
  2. Make a tight circle at one end, and secure with double-sided tape; don’t cut remainder of strip.
  3. Continue to wrap the strip loosely, securing it at the top each time with double-sided tape, until the strip runs out; trim off any loose end.
  4. Use double-sided tape to secure a 2-inch-wide yellow ribbon to outside of outermost layer.
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Photography by: Johnny Miller

How To Make the Teardrop Ribbons

  1. Cut white artist’s paper into 3-inch strips.
  2. Cut a strip for the inner-most shape.
  3. Bring the ends together, and tape across the joint with regular (not double-sided) tape.
  4. Place double-sided tape on both sides of the point, and add the next, slightly longer, piece of paper; continue until teardrop is the size you like (many of ours used strips 9, 11, and 13 inches long.)
  5. Attach ribbon to teardrop with double-sided tape.
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