Saturday, November 19, 2011

Creating Vintage "Ribbons"

You know me and vintage sheets....we're BFF's just like peanut butter and jelly!  
{yeah that didn't make a lot of sense. I've been trying to catch up on things around here and on Facebook and blogworld and so my brain is melting a bit}

Anyways my point is, I adore vintage sheets for the oh so many uses!

Most recently I have been cutting them into strips, fraying the edges and hand stamping them with these fabulous stamps I got from Michaels $1 bins.

I looooooove them. It's a bit time consuming but oh so worth it!
I also made a few more Christmas ornaments.

These ones have vintage sheet music inside and if you look closely at the last one they also have little music notes. 
{also another amazing thing from Michael's $1 bins...teeny tiny music note craft punches. Pinch me, I'm in heaven!}
 Then there is this, I'm not sure if I've shared it already. My ruffled garland as tree trimming and a ruffled crinoline as a tree skirt. 

White Christmas here I come, and I shall be there will bells on! 

Some of these goodies will be for purchase at Horton's December 3rd Artisan Market. Mark your calenders! Hope to see you there!

We still have not brought the big tree in from the garage. So I am curious, do you have your tree up already?? 

Linking to:
Singing Three Little Birds 
Boogieboard Cottage 
Making the World Cuter 
The DIY Show Off 
Sew Can Do 
Between Naps on the Porch 
Craft O Maniac 
Dittle Dattle 
Faded Charm 


  1. I love your stamped ribbon, what a great way to put vintage sheets to use! And your ornaments are so cute, sounds like we are on the same wave length! Love, love, love all of that ruffly white! It's oh so feminine!!!

  2. Hi Nicki,
    I got several of those stamps too. Thanks for the heads up! I got the very last REJOICE stamp. woo hoo!
    Can't you rip the sheets so you don't have to cut and then fray them? I rip fabic all the time. Just a thought. :)
    Sandi@Wayside Treasures

  3. love the stamped ribbon too....i bought some stamps from michael's $1 bin and have a lot of stamps i don't remember buying...sigh...

    tree is NOT up. i do like to wait until after thanksgiving and let it shine on its own before christmas takes over.

    thinking of a white christmas too....with bright red berries and greenery.... all that will have to be faux of course, since we live in the

    love your blog...keep going ....

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  5. Love all the pretty Christmas ornaments and ribbon!! I can't wait to get started, and thanks for the head up on Michaels... I love their dollar bins too :-)

  6. OH these are just darling! Love the pics of your home too!

  7. Love the music note ornaments and your sweet tree.


  8. We are putting out trees up today!

    I love your ruffle tree! Gorgeous!


  9. What a great idea for the stamped ribbons!

    No tree yet. We'll have a houseful of chaos until Saturday, then let the decorating begin!

  10. I have to start paying more attention to those $1 bins. I love all of these ideas. The torn and stamped sheets would be perfect for gifts wrapping.
    No tree yet. It probably won't happen until after the 1st weekend in December.
    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  11. Ooh La La, I love it all. That tree is gorgeous and your French style chair is beautiful!

  12. Hi Nicki...LOVE that stamped sheet ribbon!

  13. Very pretty ornaments and very sweet place you have here. I have enjoyed perusing several of your posts! So many lovely things to see here. Sorry about the smelly Christmas tree! yuck!

    So nice meeting you!

    Kindly, Lorraine

  14. Oh I'm pinning this -- so many great uses for this idea! Love your ornaments -- very clever!

  15. I'm your newest follower! Love the pretty stamped sheet ribbon. I'm enjoying looking around your blog. Love to have you visit me as well :)

  16. Amazing! What a talent! Love those pretty ribbons.Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  17. Sooo creative.. I absolutely love this.. I am officially your newest follwer.. I have a linky party happening for Christmas ornaments and I will LOVE for you to please share this lovely feature with me and my friends please : )) --lovely blog you have here.. Wishing you a great start to your week.. TY

  18. That’s so great! I’d love it for you to add this to my linky party at {}.

  19. Isn't it wonderful how a little bit of time can change something plain to wonderful? The ornaments are beautiful.

    It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising

  20. i love the ribbons, and those music sheet decorations are lovely i have some clear balls and was wondering what to do with them , now im inspired thankyou for sharing xxx

  21. The ribbons are lovely and so many great ways to showcase them! Well done.


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