They would also be super for Christmas, with different colors, of course!
In this example I used 3 strips of ribbon about 6 inches long.
Using the same technique I described in my tutorial for the Ribbon Bow (see sidebar to the right), loop the 3 ribbon strips and sew in place with a few stitches of thread. When all three loops are secure, tie off and snip thread.
Using double-sided tape, on one side of the bow attach a large paper circle. Attach the small circle either with a tiny piece of tape or a dot of glue.
Flip the ornament over. Attach another piece of double-sided tape to the other side, and place an 8-inch strip of skinny ribbon onto the tape as shown. Put another piece of double-sided tape on top and
place the other 2 circles in the center to cover the skinny ribbon ends. That's it! In about 5 minutes or less, you have a darling little decoration.
If you have ribbon that is the same on both sides (as opposed to a design printed on one side like the example above), an alternative way of making them is to use short strips (these are 3 inches long) of ribbon, notch them as shown, and
stitch them together in a similar fashion as the first example. With ribbon that is notched (instead of having the raw edges hidden), I like to treat the cut edges with a liquid stop-fray product to prevent the edges from fraying.
Happy ornament making...and watch out - they're addictive!
This tutorial was approved and paid for by Mr. Owl, whose tree is now bedecked with cheery spots, stripes, and circles.