DIY Wedding Wednesday: White Box + Satin Ribbon = Endless Possibilities

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Wednesday has official become my favorite day of the week. It’s the day I get to have a bit of creative fun DIY’ing and making little pretties. And boy am I having fun today! If you visited the blog this past Monday you would have learned how far a little ribbon can get you in your quest to accessorize your wedding. Today I decided to test the limits by seeing how different I could make a plain white favor box look with just the varied use of ribbon. No additional trims allowed. Long story short, I had to stop at five to avoid a never ending post!

As you’ll see, the possibilities really are endless, and all with a super sweet finish.

Box 1 – Something Blue

favor box - blue ribbon accents

The Supplies

ribbon diy - blue box supplies

white favor box + satin ribbon {two shades of blue and white} + scissors + glue gun

The Step by Step

blue ribbon favor box - how to part 1

Step 1: cross wrap your darkest shade of blue ribbon, finishing it off at the bottom of the box for a seamless top finish.

Step 2: loop your darkest shade of ribbon two or three times. Make sure the length of your formation is in proportion to your favor box.

Step 3: repeat step 2 on your lighter shade of blue ribbon.

Step 4: overlap your two looped formations, darkest on bottom, and tie together with white ribbon. Snip off any access white ribbon so that only a wrap remains.

blue ribbon favor box - how to part 2

Steps 5 & 6: tie a strip of white ribbon into a double bow, keeping size in proportion to your blue ribbons and your favor box.

Step 7: glue your layered blue ribbons vertically to the middle of your box.

Step 8: glue your white double bow horizontally to the middle point of your blue ribbons.

The Finished Look

something blue favor box

Box 2 – Lovely Rosettes

favor box - peach ribbon rosettes

The Supplies

ribbon diy - peach rosette box supplies

white favor box + satin ribbon {two shades of peach} + scissors + glue gun

The Step by Step

peach ribbon rosette favor box - how to part 1

Step 1: cross your two shades of ribbon at the top left corner of your box,  finishing the wrap off on the bottom of the box for a seamless top finish.

Step 2: cut a strip of your darker ribbon, approximately 20 inches in length, and twist it.

Step 3: tie the ends to hold the twist.

peach ribbon rosette favor box - how to part 2

Steps 4 – 6: twist the ribbon around itself to create a rosette and glue at the finish point.

Step 7 (not shown): repeat steps 2 – 6 on your lighter shade of ribbon, using a shorter length for a smaller finish, approximately half of what was used for the larger rosette.

Step 8: glue rosettes onto your box, larger one over the point where your two wraps join and the smaller one just below that point, slightly to the right.

The Finished Look

rosette favor box

Box 3 – Satin Button Charm

favor box - purple satin buttons

 The Supplies

ribbon diy - satin buttons supplies

white favor box + satin ribbon  {two shades of purple and white} + scissors + glue gun

The Step by Step

satin button favor box how to

Step 1: wrap all three shades of ribbon around your box vertically, from darkest to lightest, overlapping each slightly. Finish wrap up on the bottom of the box for a seamless finish on top.

Step 2: cut your darkest ribbon into a strip that is approximately 70 inches long and roll into a button shape. This will be your largest button.

Step 3 & 4 (not shown): repeat step 2 on your other two ribbons. Make your lighter shade of purple button smaller than your darkest and make your white the smallest.

Step 5: glue all three satin buttons to your box, positioning as shown in the image above.

The Finished Look

satin-button-favor-box

Box 4 – Pretty in Ombre Pink

favor box - pink ombre bow

The Supplies

ribbon diy - pink ombre bow supplies

white favor box + satin ribbon {three shades of pink} + scissors + glue gun

The Step by Step

pink ombre bow how to - part 1

Step 1: wrap your box vertically, down the middle, with your lightest shade of pink ribbon. Finish wrap up on the bottom of the box for a seamless finish on top.

Step 2: loop your darkest ribbon twice. Keep the size in proportion to your box.

Step 3: form your ‘in between’ shade of ribbon into a simple bow. Keep size in proportion to your looped ribbon and your box.

pink ombre bow how to - part 2

Step 4: layer your two ribbon formations, dark loop on bottom, lighter bow on top, and tie together with your lightest shade of pink ribbon.

Step 5: glue the bow to your box, about a quarter of the way down from the top.

The Finished Look

pink ombre bow favor box

Box 5 – Satin in Bloom

favor box - yellow ribbon bouquet

The Supplies

ribbon diy - satin bloom supplies

white favor box + satin ribbon {white – 1 cm width and yellow – 1.6 cm width} + crinkle cut craft scissors + regular scissors + glue gun

The Step by Step

yellow satin bouquet how to - part 1

Step 1: overlay your white ribbon onto your wider yellow ribbon and wrap both vertically around your box, about a quarter in from the left side. Finish wrap up on the bottom of the box for a seamless finish on top.

Step 2: cut approximately 4 strips of your wide yellow ribbon, about 8 inches in length, and then use your crinkle cut scissors to cut each strip into two.

Step 3: finish off the strips you just cut with crinkle cut ends.

yellow satin bouquet how to - part 2

Step 4: bend your crinkle cut ribbons over and arrange them into a bouquet like shape. Make sure to alternate the direction the crinkle cuts face.

Step 5: tie off your bouquet with the white ribbon, just slightly above the middle point.

Step 6: glue your bouquet to your box at an angle, pointing slightly downward to the bottom left corner of your box.

The Finished Look

mini yellow satin bouquet favor box

xoxo.

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Inspiration Boards: The Perfect Purple Wedding Theme

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Requests for inspiration boards have been pouring in over the last few months, and I’ve noticed one really popular, reoccurring color scheme: purple! Deep purple, plum purple, lilac…purple with black, purple with silver, purple with lime green…

So, I just couldn’t resist doing a blog post all about purple! Here are three inspiration boards packed full of décor ideas, color combinations, accessories and florals I hope will help inspire your perfect purple wedding theme.

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Online Promotion: Save 15% on Your Order This Weekend!!

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Hey Brides, great news: from Friday Oct. 14 through Sunday Oct. 16, you will receive 15% off your online orders of $50 or more! Check out all of our great products online at Weddingstar.com and make your dream wedding a reality! Continue reading

DIY Tips: The Many Uses of the Mighty Ribbon

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This one’s for all you DIY brides out there! Whether it’s unique and creative guest favors, centerpieces, chair decor or other miscellaneous wedding accessories you’re after, you can complete almost any look with the beloved — and always classic — ribbon!

Here are a few ways to creatively incorporate ribbon into your wedding, and add that little something extra to top off your perfect day.

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Wedding Themes from Around the World

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As you begin to figure out what you want your wedding to be like, consider these inspirational wedding traditions and themes from across the globe. There sure are some amazing colors, patterns and rituals out there that just may help you put the finishing touches on your dream wedding.

While researching this topic, my eye continuously wandered over to three worldly influences: Indian, Celtic and Asian. They are colorful, unique and packed full of longstanding cultural tradition.

So, here’s the color palette:

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By no means do you have to incorporate all five colors into your wedding theme, but just take a look at what happens when you do…

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Style Theme: Incorporating Stripes, Tastefully

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Oh, stripes — you either love ‘em or you hate ‘em. They can be a tad frightening, especially if you’re not 100% sure how to pull them off. But let’s face it, when done right stripes can add a ton of interest, dimension and character to your wedding.

So don’t be afraid. If you’re a lover of all things stripey, then I say, ‘stripe away!’

I’ve put together some stripe-themed looks I think will really help you incorporate your favorite stripes into your wedding, without being too overpowering or cheesy.

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Theme: Tiffany’s and Diamonds…on a Budget

Have you always dreamed of an extravagant Tiffany & Co.-inspired wedding but never thought you could pull it off on a limited budget?

Well, here some of my favorite Tiffany & Co.-esque guest favors, stationery, accessories and wedding decor that won’t break the bank no matter how grandiose or modest your budget.

The Inspiration

Everybody knows a Tiffany & Co. gift box when they see it. The Tiffany Blue color (and yes, it’s an actual color!) is just so charming, especially accompanied by a pretty white bow.

Pair it with faux diamonds and you’ve got yourself a glamorous, elegant wedding theme.

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Alexandra and Joe: Playful and Pink

Bright, cheerful, trendy and…pink! Check out how this couple turned traditional into fabulous in this stunning wedding photo collection submitted by the talented Photography by Verdi.

Alexandra Nee and Joe Donaldson were married on September 12, 2009 in Riverhead, New York.

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How To: Tie Ribbons (Videos Included)

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Tying a ribbon isn’t quite as simple as tying your shoe. Sure, you could do it the exact same way, but if you do the end result isn’t going to be the one that you are hoping for.

Wedding ribbons can look smart and classy just as long as you take a little extra time to tie them. Unfortunately every ribbon type requires a slightly different method to achieve that polished look, and of course it depends what you are tying the ribbon to!

For this post we are going to focus on favor ribbons, but keep in mind that the basics behind them can be applied to many other ribbon types.

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