So when I stumbled upon these purdee ribbons in TKMaxx I knew I could do something with them. Although to be honest I spent the first few days just rearranging them into pleasing piles of colour of my desk before deciding I I should actually use them for something.
I've got a few little craft projects in mind for the ribbons, but the first one was a nice simple one.
I'd been looking for some guest soaps - not exactly an essential, but the novelty of our new guest room hasn't worn off yet and I'm still adding finishing touches to it. But after looking for something that a) looked nice, and b) didn't cost an arm and a leg (£3.99 for a guest soap in fancy packaging? I don't think so) I thought I could come up with an alternative.
I bought a pack of fairly basic but sweet smelling almond soap, and used some wrapping and tissue paper to wrap the soaps and make them look a bit more special. What do you think?
For this one I used plain brown paper and to make sure it looked good I actually ironed it first. Yes folks, I ironed a piece of paper! Just place the soap in the middle of a small piece of the paper, wrap like a parcel but without using sticky tape (I wanted it to be easy to open) and then place the ribbon underneath before wrapping around and tying in a bow to finish.
I already have another project lined up for the ribbons, and I'll be showing you my efforts at making a faux roman blind very soon. Get me!