Saturday, October 17, 2009

Is Your Ribbon Wrinkled?

I am trying to do the whole reduce, reuse recycle/upcycle. So a lot of the ribbon I acquire looks like the ribbon in this picture.I found out that my flat iron is perfect for bringing this tired, wrinkled ribbon back to life.
Just a few seconds thru the flat iron and ta-da . Refreshed ribbon!!! Just thought I'd pass on this recycling tip.


See my shiny, happy ribbon!!!!! Now to find a project to use them in, hhhmmmm................




5 comments:

phonelady said...

thanks for the tip and good to know that you can recycle wrinkled ribbon . thanks for sharing and posting this .

Tammy said...

You're a true mixed media artist ... recycling and reusing. I also love your travel journal which might be calling for a bit of this salvaged ribbon.

Janet said...

That's a great little tip! Most of the ribbon I have is just like what you've shown....all wrinkled and crinkled.

Elizabeth Golden said...

I knew i have been dragging that flat iron around for years for a reason. What a great idea. It is a duh huh moment for me. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Thanks so much for the kind words on my blog. You asked about the paper I used to cover the journal...I know if this little Japanese Book Store in Palisaides Plaza in NY. Anytime I go there I stop by to see what they have in Japanese papers. I love them because they have a cotton feel to them. You can buy them by the roll.
I just also discovered The Paper Source. I've been buying oversized papers there too.