How to Decorate a Jar Using Ribbon
Start by gathering all the items that you will need. The process will go much more smoothly if everything is readily accessible.
Adding a decorative band of ribbon to a container is a fantastic way to add interest without adding much expense. There are many different alternatives available in ribbons. Burlap, lace, grosgrain, tulle, and satin are a few of the materials the ribbon could be made of, not to mention the endless colors available. Ribbon can be added alone or a small embellishment can be added to help hide the seam. The possibilities are endless!
Start by gathering your supplies to make sure everything is readily accessible.
Wrap the ribbon around the container and cut it to the proper length. It can overlap slightly or perfectly line up with the other end. Note: For this container we cut the plaid ribbon to 13" long & 4" wide.
Use a dot of hot glue to adhere the edge of the ribbon to the container. If you are using a wide ribbon, use several small dots or a line to make sure it holds properly. Center it if you would like, but the placement of the ribbon can be wherever you choose. Press & hold until the glue is cool so it adheres completely.
Note: Be careful not to burn your finger when placing the ribbon. Use the tip of an unsharpened pencil, a skewer or toothpick to keep your skin out of harms way.
Wrap the ribbon around the container and cut it to the proper length. You will need extra length to create the bow. Note: For this container we cut the red tulle to 25" long.
Next - Fold tulle in half and wrap around the container.
Make your first knot to your bow & add embelishment to secure it.
Note: If you don't have an embellishment continue to make your bow.
Adjust & trim your bow as needed and to your liking!
Congrats! You now have a cute Christmas container to decorate with however you choose!
NOTE: Make sure to keep any flammable materials, like fabric or artificial flowers, on the outside of the container. Having these items too close to the wick can be a fire hazard.
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