Monday, June 28, 2010

Tip: sealing the ends of ribbon

When you use ribbon in a hair bow or on a dress it is a good idea to seal the ends.  This keeps the ribbon from fraying and helps it look great.  Here's how:  Cut the ends of the ribbon (straight or diagonally), move the end quickly across the side of  a flame (try using a candle the first time so you don't have to hold the lighter and the ribbon).  You don't need to put the ribbon right in the flame.  You will be able to tell when you're close enough because you will see the ribbon end melting just a bit.

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