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Friday, June 25, 2010

.:Feature Friday - Pumpkin Patch Designs:.

Hello everyone!! I'm so excited to be posting here on Sumo's Sweet Stuff! Isn't this the best blog?

Before we get crafty, I thought I would take a quick minute to introduce myself. My name is Sarah and I make my home over at The Pumpkin Patch. I am a stay at home mom to four little pumpkins and do the best I can to make my home a happy place to be. We had all four kids in 4.5 years, so it gets a little crazy at our house, but that's the way we like it.

I would love for you to come on over to The Pumpkin Patch and take a peek. I share kid friendly craft ideas, before and after photos of our home, tutorials on all sorts of things, inspirational quotes, and tasty recipes. I host a Messy Monday and a Transform Tuesday linky party and I also have an etsy store where I sell my wares, so check it out too! There really is something for everyone!

Ribbon Bows

I first saw these made out of paper at a super cute blog called Christy's Creative Chaos. I loved them out of paper, but wondered if I could do it out of ribbon, so I set to work.


  • 2 yards of 1 in. grosgrain ribbon

  • scissors

  • hot glue gun

  • matches or candle

Cut your ribbon so that you have 8 pieces that are 6 in. long, 4 pieces that are 5 in. long, and the remaining piece should be 4 in. long.

Burn both ends of all of your pieces of ribbon. (Be careful not to let any little fingers get in the way.)

Glue all of the ribbon pieces (except the 4 in. one) so they look like this picture.

Glue the 4 in. piece into a circle.

Glue the ribbon together following these pictures.

There you have it. Cute as can be right? You can use other ribbon too, it is just easier to start with grosgrain because it holds its shape well. You can also use thinner ribbon. If you use 1/2 in. ribbon, cut the length of each strip in half. It will make a smaller bow. If you want a bigger bow, use 2 in. ribbon and make each strip double the original length. For big bows, wired ribbon works really well.

These would be so cute on birthday presents, in little girls' hair, as a pin on a dress or jacket, as ornaments on a Christmas tree. There are so many possibilities!

Thanks so much for letting me spend the day with you. I hope to see you over at The Pumpkin Patch soon.



  1. just gave you a double award over at my blog! http://thethriftyba.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-might-need-to-get-fancy-dress.html


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