Post # 1
We’re having centerpiece cakes at our wedding and I’ve decided to DIY the cake stands. I’m using PVC pipe and grosgrain ribbon with spray adhesive. I’ve included a link to 2 pictures (this was my first attempt using a hot glue gun which is why the ribbon has bumps in places, but the spray adhesive got rid of that issue and I’m NOT using the white plates, it was just to get an idea of the whole concept). The one problem I’m still having is that I can get the ends of the ribbon to lay flat or stay down. The ends end up being on ribbon after it’s wrapped all the way around the PVC pipe.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can get the ends of the ribbon to stay down?
Post # 3
It’s the seams that are sticking up, right? Why not cover each seam with something like a button or a small, flat bow in the same color?
Post # 4
No experience with it but have you tried double sided tape?
Post # 5
I would maybe try to cut the ribbon so it just lines up, and then cover the place where it meets with a button like loves-a-limey suggests. Your ribbon colors are great! I am sure that you can get wonderful bright buttons that you could maybe hot glue over the place where the ribbon meets.
Post # 6
Use an iron. I used an iron for my invites (PITA) but it came out looking great.
Post # 7
you could sew them. if youfold over the ends, iron them, and then sew a small stitch in them, they should stay.
Post # 8
I think folding the ends back and lining them up so they barely touch would make the seam look very clean and neat even if you can still tell where it is. That way you’re not dealing with any fraying or jagged cutting.
Post # 9
I would glue the ribbon over itself in the back, wait for it to all dry, the slice through both the point where ribbon is overlapping (through both layers) with an exacto knife so you are cutting part of the bottom and top layers off, and you’ll have a perfectly clean edge and everything is stuck to the PVC.
Post # 10
in the "1 year ago" bee posted today, mrs emerald used double stick tape to make her ribbon bows. maybe try that? http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/03/29/its-all-about-the-packaging/
Post # 11
Thanks everyone for your help! I’ll be testing all of these in the next few weeks to see what works best!
I’m so glad I found Weddingbee!