oly fun Award Ribbons

oly fun award ribbons

oly fun award ribbons

 

When I was recently commissioned to create some award ribbons for a project at my day job, the first thing I asked myself was “What type of material can I use?” The obvious answer- oly*fun! Making 50 of ANYTHING is quite a task so if I can find a material that is easy to cut, requires no hemming and super easy to sew- I’m THERE! Here is how I created these simple oly fun award ribbons.

Supplies for oly fun Award Ribbons:

  • oly fun
  • recycled cardboard
  • double sided adhesive
  • rubber stamps of choice and Staz- On ink
  • embellishments of choice
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Scissors

Instructions for oly*fun Award Ribbons:

oly fun award ribbons

 

When I was creating these award ribbons, I immediately realized they were the perfect way to dress up a simple card or wrap a package. oly*fun is very lightweight. In started by cutting 1″ x 1 1/2 yard strips of oly*fun.

oly fun award ribbons

Then I sewed accordion pleats with my sewing machine and matching thread.

oly fun award ribbons

oly fun award ribbons

Next, I cut 3″ circles from recycled cardboard and adhered double sided adhesive strips to the back. You could also use a stapler and staple the inner edges of the strip to the circle.

oly fun award ribbons

I simply placed the strip on the adhesive to create a round award ribbon and cut two 2 1/2″ x 6″ strips of oly* fun with forked ends to complete the base.

I needed a center for my oly*fun award ribbons, so I cut a 5″ square and stamped it using Staz-On ink.

oly fun award ribbon

I cut another cardboard circle out- this time a 2 1/4″ circle and trimmed the stamped fabric so that is was slightly larger than the cardboard circle.

oly fun award ribbons

Again, I used the double-sided adhesive placed on the edges of the backside of the cardboard to adhere the fabric.

oly fun award ribbon

Finally, some embellishments create the finishing touches!

oly fun award ribbons

 

oly*fun is an excellent choice for paper crafts. Although I am working up the energy to complete 50 more of these, I really am glad I discovered that!

Live Life Creatively,

Melony

 

 

One thought on “oly fun Award Ribbons”

  1. Cathy says:

    really neat!

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