Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Celebrate Friendship with Cream City Ribbon

August 1 is friendship day. Make friendship bands and bracelets for your dear friends. Let the whole month of August be all about friends and the special bond you have with them. Cream City Ribbon offers ribbons made of 100% natural cotton, responsibly grown and dyed in the US with water based dyes. This biodegradable ribbon is non-woven, and bound with non-toxic adhesive.

We also have custom ribbons that may be printed on using inks that are soy based and non-toxic. You can choose what you want us to print on your ribbons, or you may write on the ribbons yourself using gel pens and sharpies, or stamp pads and ink. You may even rub on letters and use your inkjet printer for your own personalized ribbons.

Because of the unique and natural properties of Cream City Ribbon, you can curl it, tie it, shred it, fold it, cut it, quill it, or do anything you want with them. These ribbons are very strong, and have been used in various industries to tie things together for a number of years. Go ahead. Grab either end and see if you can break it.

Cream City Ribbon, given these properties, is ideal for making friendship bracelets during the month of August. Show your friends that they are special. Give them a small token of appreciation by making hand made crafts, with your own design based on how much they mean to you, or how you know them. All you need is a few yards of your Cream City Ribbon, a couple hours of your time, and voila! You’ve made your friend a bracelet to show that their presence in your life is something you treasure.

Follow these simple instructions to make your friend a band using Cream City Ribbon.

Diagonal Floss Friendship Band

Step 1. Cut about 27 inches of your Cream City Ribbon. Shred the ribbons, and making each strand about less than 2mm each.

Step 2. Tie a knot at one end, leaving around 1 to 1 ½ inches. Arrange the colors or pattern according to how you want the diagonal parts to come together. You can combine various colors and prints as you deem attractive.

Step 3. Start with strand 1. Hold the strand straight, and loop it over your finger to keep it straight. Get strand 2, and loop it over and then under strand 1 to make a knot. Pull the knot snug to make it neat. Do this one more time to make a double knot for each strand.

Step 4. Do this with the rest of the ribbons to complete a row. Note that the thickness of the bracelet depends on the number of strands you have.

Step 5. Once you have completed the row, begin the next row following step 3 and 4. Make sure that you begin the row using the first strand to the left, making double knots as you go along, from left to right. Continue doing this until your friendship band is as long as you like.

Cream City Ribbon suggests making the bracelet a third shorter than the actual length you like, as after washing the bracelet, it expands.

Step 6. Once you have achieved the length you desire, tie the end with a knot, leaving 1 to 1 ½ inches. It is even up to you if you want to braid the ends, or put a bead to hold it together.

Make sure that your knots are neat and snug, so that if your friend washes them with her while taking a bath, and the strands stretch out, the knots are still neat. The great thing about making this friendship bracelet with your Cream City Ribbon is that your friend doesn’t have to take them off.

Cream City Ribbon may get wet, or may even be washed with mild soap, but the colors won’t fade and the colors won’t rub off other fabrics. The print will not come off the ribbon once it is dry. With Cream City Ribbon, you can explore your possibilities.

This friendship bracelet was made using a printed ribbon that was left over from another project. Cream City Ribbon encourages recycling and using materials that are earth friendly. Recycling materials is a great help to the environment, and is easy on the pocket. As we celebrate friendship this month of August, let us also celebrate our friendship with nature.

This month of August, let us make friendship bracelets and bands using natural ribbons.

Show your friends you care about them and the environment.

Make your gift more meaningful with naturally beautiful ribbons.

Choose Cream City Ribbon.


Visit our main website at www.creamcityribbon.com for more design ideas and techniques. Order your custom ribbons online today! E-mail us at ccr@creamcityribbon.com for more information.

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