If you have lost a baby or early pregnancy loss, spreading awareness is recognized by displaying pink and blue ribbons. I will show you how to create magnetic handmade ribbons, honoring your precious baby.
This craft is not difficult and could be given to grieving parents as a remembrance tribute or Love Memorial™ for their baby.
Trace paper or thin paper
Something to cut on
White, Pink or Blue yarn
Stickers (blue and pink)
Glitter (blue and pink)
You will find that other materials will work just as well. These are just suggestions. This craft project will take no more than 2 hours, not including drying time.
On your piece of trace paper, sketch out a ribbon. You may even find one to actually trace, being the desired size. It doesn’t have to be perfect, we can adjust later.
Now darken the ribbon, outlining the shape.
Flip the trace paper over onto your piece of cardboard or another sturdy board. Go over the ribbon with your pencil so the image is now on the cardboard.
Lay the cardboard on a cutting surface. Gently take your exacto or razor blade to cut out your babies ribbon. Don’t worry about rough edges.
Take a nail file to smooth the edges. It won’t really matter because we will cover it later. I am just a perfectionist at times.
This is where we personalize the ribbons for our children. Yes, the colors should be pink and blue pastels, but doesn’t need to be a solid color. The season your child passed, their zodiac sign or gemstone, the nursery color, and other elements can help you choose stickers reminiscent of your precious baby. Make sure half is blue and the other pink. Let the stickers hang over the sides, we’ll fix it. Turn the ribbon over and take your exacto blade or scissors to trim off any excess sticker.
Place your ribbon on a paper plate of your choice. I favor the elephant style plates. This is done to catch any excess glitter, not to waste an ounce. You may want to place a small amount of glue on the plate and mix in a drop of water. This consistency is easier to work. Any areas not covered with a sticker, paint with glue. Only do one color glitter at a time so they won’t mix. Both the glitters I have used are mostly white with hints of blue or pink. Sprinkle the glitter and gently tap off into the plate and return to glitter container. Now do the same for the other side.
Now choose a yarn that is thick enough to completely cover the edges of the cardboard. You want to start this process when you have uninterrupted time. Begin the yarn at an intersection, shown above. Carefully glue and push the yarn onto the glue. This will take a few minutes.
If you want to seal the ribbon for protection, paint on the decoupage substance and let dry for a few hours. Turn your beautiful ribbon onto the reverse side to glue on magnets.
October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, with the 15th being the actual day. If creating this craft is not possible, ribbons are available for purchase on the Internet.
Enjoy making your angel baby’s ribbon. We are creating the awareness our children deserve.
For other simple crafts visit Easy Scrapbooking Ideas for Memorial Pages.
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