Archive | February, 2008

Jordan almond flower

26 Feb

One of the easiest way to create a bow, or flower or even a wedding or shower favor is by using a pull bow ribbon, it is a ribbon with a sewn in string that you pull to make your creation, this page is dedicated to the Jordan Almond flower, it is a double layered ribbon where you insert your almonds, pull and presto, ready made favor, these ribbons usually come in 10 yard lengths to be cut to the the desired length

  1. almond flower ribbonFirst step is to cut your ribbon to fit 5 almonds, each section is a flower petal, one for the candy and 1 extra for decoration to make the flower fuller, for our purposes I am using 5 almonds with 10 petals
  2. insert candy into petalssecond step is to load you almonds into the ribbon openings, insert 1 jordan almond into the ribbon every other petal
  3. start pulling the flower togetherThird, start gathering the ribbon by pulling both strings at each end tightly by keeping the blank petals toward the bottom the the candy filled ones toward the top
  4. tie the flowerNext, tie the strings securely and cut the excess ribbon
  5. finished almond floweroptional, add a flower of your choice to complete the creation





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Jordan almond star

26 Feb

One of the easiest way to create a bow, or flower or even a wedding or shower favor is by using a pull bow ribbon, it is a ribbon with a sewn in string that you pull to make your creation, this page is dedicated to the Jordan Almond star, it is a double layered ribbon where you insert your almonds, pull and presto, ready made favor, these ribbons usually come in 10 yard lengths to be cut to the the desired length

  1. cut the ribbonFirst step is to cut your ribbon to fit 5, 7 or 11 almonds, each section is a set of 2 points, one for the candy and 1 extra for decoration, for our purposes I am using 5 almonds
  2. add almonds to starsecond step is to load you almonds into the ribbon openings
  3. pull strings to form starThird, start gathering the ribbon by pulling both strings at each end tightly
  4. tie the strings and cutNext, tie the strings securely and cut the excess ribbon
  5. finished staroptional, add a flower of your choice to complete the creation






making a bow

26 Feb

These instructions are to show how to make a bow for a personalized ribbon, the one pictured is a 7/8″ wide ribbon, it is 15 inches long including the printed area,

  1. cut ribbonhold the ribbon with the print upside down toward you,
  2. make a loopcriss cross the ribbon creating a loop,
  3. bring loop to criss crossbring the loop down behind the criss cross
  4. finished bowcrimp slightly with one hand and with a piece of narrow ribbon tie the loop and criss cross together at the gathering,
  5. pull gently on each loop to even out the loops and tug gently on the ends to straighten , now you can tie this ribbon to your favor, for 3/8′ ribbon you will need 13″ total ribbon and for 1.5″ ribbon you will need 20″ ribbon, keep in mind that the longer the print the longer the ribbon has to be.