Friday, February 20, 2009

It's Get-Oh Fabulous Friday!

TGIF everyone! I won't hold you for very long, I know it's the kickoff to a great weekend, but I wanted to show you all what I have been doing with these little end scraps of ribbon. A couple of weeks ago I noticed that I had accumulated quite a few little pieces. I hate throwing them away but didn't know exactly what to do with them. Most of these are ends of spools, trimmed pieces that I thought I would use, or cut offs at the end of a project. The answer was on my head! Well, actually, more like in my hair...






I started tying them around an extra ponytail holder that I keep at my craft desk. The ones that I prefer are thicker elastic ones that don't tug at the hair and won't get flmsy with the weight of the ribbon.
By simply knotting the scrap pieces of ribbon around it, they make these fun little hair ties. Of course I won't be the one using these (so I claim - teehee!) but I do have 3 daughters that will. This would also make fun little favors, and if they are age appropriate, why not have the girls do these themselves for a party activity? You'll be able to put your scraps to use and keep them busy while you cut the pizza. ;)

If you have several elastic bands you could easily categorize them into different color families or patterns. Of course this is quite an eclectic mix of ribbon on mine, just the way I like it! Hope you all have a wonderful Friday! Don't forget that tomorrow is the last day for Gabby's heart template challenge, upload your pics under BLOGC3 in SCS' gallery. *Love and Aloha*

12 comments:

Melissa Craig said...

Super cute Joni! You could always get pony beads and tie them to a few of the ends - added interest and added time. Now you have time to pour the Kool-Aid. heehee

Gabby said...

Joni...you are a savior! So glad this came from your head...OR hair...lol. LV is having a sleepover for her birthday...it's a combo of the JB 3D movie and her birthday...YIKES...so I'll be having 9 crazy girls over and I could have them do that! I have TONS of ribbon scraps I don't wanna throw away either...lol. Oh...you know what would be fun too? I saw a video on YouTube where a lady made these with bells on the edges of the ribbon! How cute is that...they'll be all jingly! (like we ned anymore noise huh?) LOL!

the whimsical butterfly said...

These are SOO cute! My Dd's would love these, I gotta remember this!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

VERY clever idea and they look so cute!!

laos348 said...

I love doing this with my daughter and its a great way of using up all the extras!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

clever idea!

Anita Hovey said...

That's a great idea...I've actually been throwing away my small scraps {SCREAM} This WOULD be a great activity for a birthday party...I will be keeping them for sure...along with the coffee tins I'm now collecting for marker storage LOL

By the way...I left you a little somethin' on my blog today :)

www.hoveyhut.blogspot.com

Tammy said...

Such a great idea! I'll have to make these for my little cousins. They will love them.

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a creative idea! Your Blog is just great (:

Tracy.H said...

OMG! What an absolute brilliant idea! Thank you! :0)

Cindy said...

What a cute idea...I hate throwing out scraps too!

PaperCrafty said...

Very creative idea! I bet the girls are loving their new hair bands!!!