Happy 4th of July!!
Ribbon is wonderful. Ribbon comes in every color, print, style, width, and it beautifully serves the purpose of keeping a cellophane bag, with a Petite Caramel Apple inside of it, closed. Not to mention it is inexpensive, easy to use, and readily available. We love ribbon, but we wanted to go beyond ribbon and see what else we could come up with.
Sparkly clothespins? Yes! These blue sparkly clothespins came in a package of 6 for $1.99 or around 33 cents each.
Sparkly seems to be a theme developing in this post. Here are some lovely little sparkly green gemstone brads. This package contains 9 gemstone brads for $2.99, or around 33 cents each. We found these in the scrapbooking section and they come in a bunch of different colors and shapes and sizes!
The backs of these gemstone brads are just like regular brads.
They unfold and the metal is plenty strong enough to hold them in place, though, again, you could secure the cellophane bag closed with a piece of clear tape first. We would like to think our next DIY post will be less sparkly, but we can’t make any promises…
Ribbon. The classic closure. It keeps a cellophane bag with a Petite Caramel Apple in it closed and adds a decorative touch. The problem, though, is that you have to buy a whole roll of the same color, that is, until now. Look what we found! It came from the scrapbooking section of a craft store and is called exactly what you would think it should be called: Ribbon Scrap Pack.
This package cost $3.99 and it contains 12 pieces of ribbon that are 1 yard each, which we found to be long enough to cut in half and tie 24 bags closed. So that comes out to around 17 cents per ribbon.
Here is what it looks like if you tie a single ribbon on each cellophane bag. We opted for no bow and cut even more length off of the ribbon, but we promise there was enough ribbon for a bow before we started getting crazy with the scissors!
And here is what it looks like if you double up the ribbons. If you tie two ribbons on each bag, the Ribbon Scrap Pack will only be enough for 12 apples, at around 34 cents each, but the mix of colors does look pretty neat!