Handmade Ribbon

Strips of torn cotton make beautiful, rustic ribbon for gifts or flowers.

Strips of torn cotton make beautiful, rustic ribbon for gifts or flowers.

When our office date stamp reached the end of years (2014) it was headed for the trash bin. But I saw a new opportunity.

When our office date stamp reached the end of years (2014) it was headed for the trash bin. But I saw a new opportunity.

By removing the year altogether, I had a stamp that can be used to personalized hand-made ribbon for any day of the year.

By removing the year altogether, I had a stamp that can be used to personalized hand-made ribbon for any day of the year.

For Valentine's Day I tore long strips of cotton and hand stamped Feb 14 from one end to the other. I wanted a handmade, irregular look so I just eyeballed rather than measuring the spacing.

For Valentine’s Day I tore long strips of cotton and hand stamped Feb 14 from one end to the other. I wanted a handmade, irregular look so I just eyeballed rather than measuring the spacing.

On one of the strips I left it in the simple black date, but on a second strip I employed a heart-shaped stamp I picked up at a thrift store.

On one of the strips I left it in the simple black date, but on a second strip I employed a heart-shaped stamp I picked up at a thrift store.

In addition to days like Valentine's Day, handmade ribbon can be stamped with dates of family and friends' birthdates, weddings, etc.

In addition to days like Valentine’s Day, handmade ribbon can be stamped with dates of family and friends’ birthdates, weddings, etc.

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