L.W.A. member and forgotten holiday card creator Lisa M. sent us a great tutorial on how to type onto ribbon for customizing your gifts or writing a super creative woven letter or whatever else you can think of to do with it. We've also released this project on Instructables where you can find all sort of things to make and do. If you find these instructions at all confusing, definitely check out the step-by-step there which is illustrated with pictures galore.
You’ll need the following:
- A length of light-colored satin ribbon
(We suggest no smaller than ¼” width. If you are using it to wrap a package, you might want to wrap the ribbon around the package and tie in bow to gauge how much you will need.)
- Card stock
- Double-stick tape
1. Insert the card stock into the typewriter lining it up so that it is as straight as possible.
2. Roll the paper up until you have a clear area and place a strip of double-stick tape along the width of the paper.
3. Adhere the ribbon to the tape for the width of the paper, making sure to keep it as straight as possible.
4. Carefully roll the paper with the ribbon on it down so that it is lined up to be typed on.
5. Start typing. Once you’ve reached the end of the ribbon/paper, roll the paper up so that the ribbon can be removed and the next section of ribbon can be put in place.
6. Enjoy your new, custom ribbon!
Thanks so much Lisa! Do you have a letter writing project to share? Let us know at Headquarters by sending us a letter or writing us an email. Being featured on the blog is a great way to earn Inklings!