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March 2012

DIY of The Month – Just Ribbons

Think you’re a hands-on kind of bride and want to make something really special for your wedding? It doesn’t have to be something elaborate; think small, simple yet significant. It could be a personalised Save-The-Date card, or a memorable wedding favour. You don’t even have to be very good at arts and crafts to make these wonderful mementos. SingaporeBrides shows you how to Do-It-Yourself.

Last month, you accessorised the girls in your wedding party with a simple do-it-yourself jewellery set. This month, it’s time to accessorise your flower girls. Capture their youth and naivety by customising a flower girl hairband and watch as they strut down the isle in unison – in both their dressing, steps and hair accessories!

While they might not hold as important a role as your bridesmaids do, flower girls are a necessary element of your wedding entourage, especially since they look so adorably cute in their mini flouncy dresses and shiny dress shoes. Keep their hair tidy and in place by providing them with similar hairbands to dress their hair up. SingaporeBrides shows you the simple and quick step-by-step method of creating a ribbon hairband for your flowergirls.

Here’s what you need:

  • Black hairband
  • Pink ribbon roll
  • Pink sequined ribbon add-on
  • Superglue
  • Faux diamonte in silver

Time taken for each: 20 minutes
Average cost for each: $5.50

1. You’ll need approximately two metres of pink ribbon for the hairband. Measure and cut the desired length of ribbon.

2. With the underside of the hairband facing upwards towards you, apply a dab of superglue at the tip. Place and hold one end of the ribbon down until the glue dries.

Here’s a tip: use the cap of the superglue to press down on the ribbon while the glue dries to prevent your hands from coming into contact with the glue.

3. When the glue has dried, turn the hairband with the right side up. Apply a dab of glue on the tip of this side before winding the ribbon round. Once again, hold until the glue dries.

5. Once the second application of glue dries, proceed to wind the rest of the ribbon around the hairband. The ribbon should overlap at a slanted angle to ensure all parts of the hairband will be covered.

6. When you reach the opposite end of the hairband, cut off any excess ribbon. Do remember to leave an extra 5cm of ribbon to cover the tip of the hairband.

8. Once at the tip of the hairband, repeat Steps 2 and 3 to secure the ribbon around the tip. Trim off any excess length of ribbon.

9. When dry, position the sequined ribbon about ¼ length away from the tip. Attach the sequined ribbon by applying superglue to its underside. Hold until it dries.

10. Flip the hairband around and proceed to glue the flaps shut.

10. Using super glue, attach a faux silver diamanté a distance away from the sequined ribbon. Hold down and wait until it secures itself.

11. Repeat Step 10 and attach two more silver diamanté – one further down from the first diamanté and the other one on the opposite end of the hairband.

Now all that is left is to bring it out on your big day and thrill your flower girls with the pink and bling hairband. Give them something more tangible to bring home from your wedding than just memories and photos. Make it even sweeter by using a lighter shade of pink or any other colour to suit your wedding theme. Swop the sequined ribbon with an oversized flower for a garden look, or a netted mini veil for an avant-garde look. Since it takes less than a jiffy to make, you’d be tempted to make one or more for your own little girl someday too!

Chocolate-scented Macaron Candle, $19.25, from NBC Stationery and Gifts

Perfect for Flower girl accessories, Flower girl keepsake, Pink and silver themed weddings