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RIBBON BALL

 
 
Material: 4 strips of gift wrap ribbons
for 3/8"... 9" long
or 1/2"... 12" long
(for demo only... I'm using 4 different colored ribbons.
PLEASE... use no more then two colors... PLEASE)
 
Fold all ribbon in halves... Wrap 2nd ribbon over 1st ribbon... Wrap 3rd ribbon over 2nd ribbon... Wrap 4th ribbon over 3rd and into the 1st ribbon... (the 1st ribbon should be wrap around the 4th)
Pull all ends and tighten Start wrapping the 1st ribbon to the left...
working clock-wise
Wrap the 2nd ribbon up... 
Wrap the 3rd ribbon to the right... Wrap the 4th ribbon down ... 
and slide it under the 1st ribbon
Pull all ends and tighten
TURN IT OVER... 
wrap the 1st over to the left 
(repeat...)
Wrap the 2nd ribbon up... Wrap the 3rd ribbon to the right...
Wrap the 4th ribbon down...
and slide it under the 1st ribbon
Pull all ends and tighten TURN IT OVER...
With the long ribbons...
wrap it behind and fold down to form a triangle
Wrap it behind again and fold to the left to form another triangle... Weave it under and pull it up... be sure to keep the ribbon top side up...  Repeat the corners with the other three ribbons...
Form the center by bring the ribbon over and to the left...
sliding it under... pull to tighten...
Repeat with the other three ribbons... Trim the ends...
slide one set of ends under...
the other set over to connect ... 

You'll need 2 of these to make a little ribbon ball...
and  more to make a big one.
 


 

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