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December 12, 2019

Beautiful Ribbon Gift Topper - ready to wrap a giftYou can make this gorgeous ruffly gift topper with a few folds and stitches using wide ribbon. If you want the loops to be bigger, just use a longer piece of ribbon and make the folded segments longer.

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You will need 32 inches of ribbon for the topper then extra for wrapping around the gift.

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 1 topper

Supplies:

  • 2" wide wire-edged or sturdy ribbon
  • scissors
  • needle
  • thread to match ribbon
Beautiful Ribbon Gift Topper - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Take a segment of ribbon about 32 inches long. Fold in half once.
  2. Beautiful Ribbon Gift Topper - fold ribbon in half
     
  3. Now repeat folding so you have 8 equal segments.
  4. Beautiful Ribbon Gift Topper - continue folding to create 8 equal segments
     
  5. Unfold. The ribbon should look like this.
  6. Beautiful Ribbon Gift Topper - ribbon unfolded
     
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  7. Accordion fold each segment so it's zig-zagging. Thread your needle, knot the end, then begin stitching the lower corner of every fold so it stays intact. You now have 4 large ribbon loops.
  8. Beautiful Ribbon Gift Topper - accordion fold the ribbon and sew the corners - 4 loops
     
  9. Stitch your way across the base.
  10. Beautiful Ribbon Gift Topper - stitch across the base
     
  11. Make a knot at the other base corner and cut.
  12. Beautiful Ribbon Gift Topper - knot at other side and cut off excess thread
     
  13. Now, for each fold you've created, at the upper fold, push it down to create a heart shape for every loop.
  14. Beautiful Ribbon Gift Topper - fold each loop down toward the center
     
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  15. Now you will have turned the 4 large loops into 8 smaller ones.
  16. Beautiful Ribbon Gift Topper - 4 loops become 8
     
  17. Make a small knot stitch in the base corners.
  18. Beautiful Ribbon Gift Topper - make a small knot stitch in the base corners
     
  19. Now, use your fingers to fluff each of the 8 loops so they are puffy.
  20. Beautiful Ribbon Gift Topper - fluff up the 8 loops
     
  21. Use more ribbon to criss-cross tie your gift, then stitch on the topper.
  22. Beautiful Ribbon Gift Topper - cut other ribbon lengths for the gift and stitch the topper in place
     
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