I have never actually tried ribbon candy, but it is so gorgeous--the bright colors, the swirls, the amazing texture and shine. If you search ribbon candy on Pinterest you will find an almost overwhelming amount of inspiration.
Rather than be overwhelmed, let's be inspired and make a quick and easy ribbon candy ornament!
Start by cutting several strips of patterned paper. I cut about 5 strips size 1"x12".
I then glued the thin edge of each strip together to make one LONG 1" wide strip:
I then rolled that strip over and over, not quite folding it because you want the rolled look:
And stuck a paper piercer in the middle of the whole thing:
I then threaded clear string through the entire rolled ornament and tied brads at either edge and came up with this:
Quick and easy! It was so fast I decided to see how I could duplicate the look on a layout too!
Again I started with several strips of patterned paper, but rather than rolling them on top of each other I made a border rolling and adhering as I moved across the page.
The ribbon candy border gives a ton of dimension to a layout and adds such a festive look that is perfect for the holidays.