the threadless festive brooch

In my quest for an even simpler brooch-making method than my last festive brooch, I came up with a threadless version. It’s not technically threadless, since ribbons are made of woven threads. It may be more accurate to use the term “no-sew”, but when Mike he saw me making this he said, “oooh! It’s threadless!” So I figure I’d stick with “threadless” :)

I wore it to a Christmas dinner last night! :D

It is so ridiculously quick and simple and costs very little to make, so it might be a good project if one needs to make small gifts for a group of friends or co-workers or classmates or extended female family members. And with this method one could combine different colours of ribbons, which I think makes it even more fun and festive.

So, anyway, one could probably figure out how to make it just by looking at the picture, but I thought some step-by-step pictures would also be helpful.

First, using pieces of ribbons around 7 inches in length, I made loops and taped them in the center with double sided tape, like so…

After making loops with different colours, I layered them, overlapping in the center, and then staple them together in the center.

I then attached the buttons with hot glue.

And finally, I attached the pin back with hot glue.

And there we have it, a 5-minute festive brooch! (That is, if one doesn’t spend half a night picking out colours of ribbons and combination of buttons like me.) One could also thread a ribbon or whatnot (I used raffia) through one of the ribbon loops to make it an ornament when not wearing it as a brooch!

Have a lovely day! :D

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