Swerving Ring Pillow
For the ring bearer, consider this 6-inch-square linen ring cushion, adorably decorated with yellow ribbon of doubled-faced satin that swerves and curves down its center.
Create a beautiful, handmade wrap for your bouquet.
In the Fold
To create blooms in a variety of textures, sizes, and shapes, use ribbons and rickrack in different widths and weaves. The folds of each flower are clustered around artificial stamens; stems are individually wrapped in floral tape before all are bundled together and bound in wide white grosgrain.
Ribbon Flower Corsage
Give your bridesmaids a fashionable floral accessory that will look fresh long after the wedding day: wrist corsages made with silk ribbon flowers. They can even be tied around a ponytail or worn as brooches. These corsages are easy to make: Tie elastic ribbon around your wrist in a big bow, then pin the bloom to the knot.
Flower Girl Basket
Complete the flower girl's outfit with a basic Nantucket basket that's spruced up with a ribbon fringe and handle -- perfect for holding her petals.
Instead of the traditional tiered cake, try serving a mini confection to each guest. These buttercream-coated petits fours, by Wendy Kromer, sport sashes of "grosgrain" made from embossed fondant; on top, narrower strips of gum paste are looped into fanciful bows that resemble ribbon right down to their notched ends.
Lengths of paper and ribbon coiled into airy circles and raindrops dangle at different heights above a table decorated with similar shapes. Both springy and springlike, these suspended curlicues in yellow and white call to mind the season's mix of sun and showers. To create the striped strips, glue ribbon onto wider pieces of artist's paper.
Wrap each small box with a belt of layered ribbons or a strip of woven fabric, and cap it off with a single fabric blossom. Then line the boxes up under an arrangement of branches wrapped in seam binding and bedecked with more blooms for a minimalist look that holds maximum appeal.
With little or no sewing, ribbons are transformed into miniature sacks for sugar candies.
Love knots in blue silk-taffeta moire ribbon decorate elegant wedding stationery. The knot symbolizes commitment, and blue has long been associated with fidelity.
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