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Love is in the air...
I did this ribbon for my boyfriend's birthday. I wanted to do something different for him so I wanted to make a rainbow color ribbon or something like that and ended up with a beautiful heart in my hand. Looks like my subconscuious betrayed me... Now, for the "how to" I made ANOTHER ribbon with just 1 post-it per color, but the more post-its you put, the more spongy your ribbon will be. I hope it helps you =D.

Posted by eccemullier from Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico • Published See eccemullier's 89 projects »
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  • How to make a paper model. Post It Heart Ribbon - Step 1
    Step 1

    First things first: I used all the colors in the rainbow plus a white post-it. You'll see how different the ribbon will be when you finish with white lightnings =D

  • How to make a paper model. Post It Heart Ribbon - Step 2
    Step 2

    Get the other 6 colors.

  • How to make a paper model. Post It Heart Ribbon - Step 3
    Step 3

    When you have them all, match them one behind the other and start marking strips all along the post-it and leaving a side uncut.

  • How to make a paper model. Post It Heart Ribbon - Step 4
    Step 4

    You'll end up with something like this.

  • How to make a paper model. Post It Heart Ribbon - Step 5
    Step 5

    Start folding the side you didn't cut as if it was a zig zag

  • How to make a paper model. Post It Heart Ribbon - Step 6
    Step 6

    You'll end up with something like this.

  • How to make a paper model. Post It Heart Ribbon - Step 7
    Step 7

    Stick this end with magic tape, as if you were doing a bouquet.

  • How to make a paper model. Post It Heart Ribbon - Step 8
    Step 8

    Split in two the bouquet and apply some presure for it to stay in half.

  • How to make a paper model. Post It Heart Ribbon - Step 9
    Step 9

    Start curling the first half of the strips with your scissors, my advise in here is that you make a curl in fron of the other. I mean: make a curl with the bouquet in front of you, and then turn it around and make the other curl with the bouquet with it's back at you. This is what will give playfulness to your ribbon.

  • How to make a paper model. Post It Heart Ribbon - Step 10
    Step 10

    When you end up the first half your ribbon will look like this. Repeat step 9 with the other half.

  • How to make a paper model. Post It Heart Ribbon - Step 11
    Step 11

    When you finish curling, your ribbon will not have an specified shape. You'll have to make it, but don't worry!! You'll just need a squeeze.

  • How to make a paper model. Post It Heart Ribbon - Step 12
    Step 12

    Turn over your ribbon, look for the half of it again.

  • How to make a paper model. Post It Heart Ribbon - Step 13
    Step 13

    Squeeze the halves downwards and push the strips a little to the front of the ribbon.

  • How to make a paper model. Post It Heart Ribbon - Step 14
    Step 14

    And there you go! A Heart Ribbon =D!!! You can spong the ribbon with your hands and give it the shape you want. See how the white post-it highlight the ribbon?

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midnightx
midnightx · Hong Kong, HK · 3 projects
please make a howto! it would be so awesomeHappy
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eccemullier
eccemullier · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 95 projects
If anyone needs for me to make this a how-to, please let me know. =D
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eccemullier
eccemullier · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 95 projects
In the very beggining you have to paste the 1/3 of the base with tape or with glue stick, as you prefer. When you finish ruffling the strips you end up with something similar to a mini bouquete, you just have to cut the excess of the little leg (at the top of the first picture you can see the white part of the little leg of mine had left before I cut it) and stick it to the present with tape.
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Charlotte K.
Charlotte K. · 2 projects
What do you use to stick it on to a present??
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eccemullier
eccemullier · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 95 projects
I cut strips through 2/3 of the post it and curled the strips with scissors half of the strips inside out, the other half outside in. If you need a deeper explanation please let me know, I didn't take pictures of the process but I can make some examples for your reference.
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CRAFTY LUVER
CRAFTY LUVER
ok i just gotta know....how did u get the post its it curl like that? Happy
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