Nov 24, 2011

Ribbon Candy

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.


  1. Oh wow!! There is so much eye candy on your blog today! That ornament is too stinkin cute and I love your layout! What an awesome picture you got of the kids running down the stairs!

  2. NOw that is way way way cool Rebecca, totally love the ribbon look here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Great idea! I love the effect on the layout! Have to try it one day!

  4. I love your ribbon candy ornament!!! And your layout is just fantastic. I absolutely love the looks on your kids faces. The black and white photos are great with all those bold colors!!

  5. loving and am hoping to make a few to hang (and add some glitter too) this year if I can get my act together!

  6. Thanks so much for the tutorial!! What a great idea!

  7. omg! your LO is awesome, but your photos are unbelievable! what amazing expressions you captured for forever memories! love your ribbon candy :)

  8. Oh my gosh! I love this. The layout is so cute and those photos are precious!

  9. These photos are absolutley priceless, Love that they are in b&w too!!