Money Gift bags with Fantastic Ribbon! Review and Tutorial

The lovely people at Fantastic Ribbons asked me to try a couple of their Christmas designs. I was spoilt for choice but one of my picks was a lovely green satin with “The Holly and The Ivy” – I choose this because it reminded me of happy times singing carols and |I love the green colour!

 The four metre reel will go a long was so watch this space for more posts. Some bloggers just post about one item they have made but I like to use the reel as most crafters do for a variety of projects, some knitting, some papercrafts.

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I recently bought a book of music scores for £1 and I have been experimenting with Origami. I decided to use some of the pages to make envelopes for my Christmas Boxes – each Christmas I like to give a small thank you to people who have helped me during the year.

I began by opening a small envelope carefully,

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then I traced around it and cut the same shape out in music paper. I wanted to write on who the gift was for so I made a circular tag from thin green card.

I cut the ribbon into small lengths and sewed it onto the paper with a small greenish button (lots of buttons at Fantastic Ribbons). You could glue the ribbon and tag on but I am old school and like to stitch! Sewing paper is straightforward as long as you hold the button firmly so you stab through the same holes each time.

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The envelope is now ready to be glued together.

I did think that the envelope would look lovely with a wax seal. I had a green candle and tried it but the wax would not stick to the paper – maybe it was just my candle?

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I am pleased with these, they just need the money inside!

There are loads of ribbon and button choices at

Fantastic Ribbons

since 1999 a leader in the hobby and craft world. Lots of offers on Christmas ribbons and buttons!

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