(Closed) How to attach ribbon to these candles

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Have you tried a glue gun?

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

There is fabric glue that you can purchase. Just apply it sparingly. It will dry clear and pliable. There is also roll on glue that you can buy in the craft section. It will also dry clear and pliable. Also use sparingly. Another option might be glue dots, but they might be to bulky. If you use the glue dots, just use one where the ribbon overlaps on itself, and the place your sticker or bow or other embellishment over it, so the seam doesn’t show. MaggieGirl has a good suggestion, but I think the glue would be to thick. You might also try a glue stick.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@torybrian: try the hot glue gun as suggested by post #2.  You will have to act quickly like another fellow bee said so put hotglue on on tip and work your way around the votive holder. 

If you run a  long thick line at once you run the risk of it showing through. However go at your own pace after 5 or more you will be an expert.

What to do when the two tips meet you might want to add a flower, sticker, anything of your choice to hid the seam of the ribbon where they meet also by hot glueing it.

 

 Here they used a rhinestone buckle

 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Wire ribbon is not really a good choice for this project. grossgrain or satin ribbon would work best. If you are using the doublesided tape the ribbon is probably being stretched a bit too tight in places and not tight enough in others. I would use a fast drying liquid glue and go slow to make sure the ribbon is secure and lined up. And let everything dry before putting on your embellishments. If you are using a sticker, it will be a little lumpy because the sticker is thin. The ribbon is thicker, so it will show through a bit. I would also try a ribbon that is not so wide; probably half as wide as your sticker.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@torybrian:

Regular hot glue gun and sticks will do the same. However, for the flower embellishments you are right Michaels JOannas.  Have you tried Ebay, they sell floral embellishments and the item arrives within 5 days or less vendors tend to write 7-10 days in case it takes longer. I am a faithful ebay shopper and its a reliable safe site.

oops did not realize that you are getting married on next saturdayEmbarassed. The best option is a store near you.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@torybrian: I would try StudioTac, it’s really meant for paper, but I’ve used it on other materials. It glues on very flat no bumps. You can find it at an art supply store, but not crafts stores like Michaels and JoAnn. Good Luck. 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve used hot glue guns to do the same thing without a problem.. Just make sure you don’t squirt a ton of glue on… thinner lines work better and smooth out fine.

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