As I began typing out instructions on how to make crinkle ribbon for my upcoming class, I thought that I would share them here also. I have posted on this a bit before but over the past year or so, I have perfected the way I love to create this ribbon. I find it most effective for me, and I always love how the ribbons turn out.
• Hug Snug seam binding in white or ecru or other light color
• Spray mists (Maya Road, Glimmer Mist, etc.)
• Spray bottle filled with water
• Wax paper
• Paper towels
1. Cut one yard of Hug Snug and place on a piece of wax paper.
2. Dampen seam binding by spraying with water first. This allows you to pick up color more easily without having to saturate the ribbon with so much color.
3. Start spritzing with 2-3 colors of your spray mists. I used two here.
4. Swirl seam binding around on wax paper to pick up more color.
5. When finished, place in paper towel to crinkle and remove extra color. I usually wad it up very tightly in the paper towel to get it very crinkled. Below it's not quite as "tight" as I like it yet.
6. Let dry overnight lying open in the paper towel as seen above or use a heat tool by holding the crinkled-up ribbon with a clothespin.
7. Here is what you end up with:
I love crinkle ribbon. I always use 1 yard per bow! Here is a bow made with 1 yard of the above-made ribbon:
Enjoy, and remember, I will always answer your questions here in the comments section. I hope this has been helpful! Blessings,