Inspired by the ruching technique of a seamstress, this embellishment is fast, easy and customizable for any floral combination with your choice of favorite ribbon. Here, designer Lori McNorton chose a striking black-and-white ribbon to embellish the front of a coated paper vase filled with white Oriental hybrid lilies. Hot glue makes it easy to affix the creatively haphazard ribbon loops. While just a single side of the container is decorated here, you may choose to decorate both front and back or all four sides, depending on the occasion. The flat-bottomed container ensures easy transport in delivery vehicles.
Place a drop of hot glue onto the container at each location where you would like the ribbon to adhere.
Create random loops and swirls, and press the ribbon onto the glue, holding briefly until adhered.
Continue winding the ribbon around and gluing it at random intervals to the container to create a full swirling looping design covering the front of the container.
FLORAL DESIGN BY LORI MCNORTON