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Earlier this week I received a bumper package from my favourite ribbon shop – Really Reasonable Ribbon. I’ve mentioned before that my ribbon stash is in a pitiful state, a giant ribbon spaghetti so to speak, so all my new supplies are being kept in a separate box. I really will get around to sorting them all out, but not today if that’s OK? However, I’m not shy about using my ribbon and today I have used my supplies to make a patriotic badge:
I shall be sharing this over at Really Reasonable Ribbon for their red, white, blue and ribbon challenge.
The base of the badge is chipboard. I cut two pieces the same and the covered the front with some blue spotty fabric. I used some white lace across both diagonals and then topped it with some red and white stripy ribbon. Then I used some white edged, red ribbon to form the St George’s cross. I added lace all around the edge, sticking it on the reverse of the flag. All my lace came from Really Reasonable Ribbon as part of monthly ribbon club sets.
Once the flag was complete, I glued the two panels together, so that the lace around the outside waas sandwiched in the middle, then I glued a brooch pin on the reverse.
The final touch was to add the red rose. The badge is super sturdy and I didn’t want it to be let down by the paper flower so I gave it two coats of spray an shine to protect it from the elements. And viola, job done.
I love it when I make something completely unexpected and I’m very pleased with how this turned out. What a shame I didn’t think of it last year as it would have been perfect for the Jubolympics!