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Ok so this is going to sound like I am begging, which if you don’t know me, I don’t do this very well and don’t particularly enjoy it. It is my mission however, to do some changing for the 2009 for the better in both my professional an personal life. And it starts here. It has been brought to my attention that we have several readers to the blog but no one is leaving comments or adding them self as a follower (the nerve!).  I pride myself in “being in the know” and so I am asking you to do just that! I beg you to be a Wedding Tulle follower and to leave comments so I know what I am posting is helpful and worthwhile. If you are a bride and you have a question, ask me! If you are wedding vendor and might want me to highlight your product, ask me! Wedding Tulle and I need your help getting the word out.

Now onto something else. I am not a fan of bows but in the new addition of Martha Stewart Weddings on page 192 there is a DIY Style on bows and I love it! Make sure to check out the projects, it might just add the finishing touch to your wedding day elegance.

wd104284_win09_nfold241n_xl Spread a dinner napkin out, lying flat. Fold opposite sides in so they meet at the center. Then fold again at the center to form a narrow, ribbonlike shape. Next, fold short ends in so they meet at the center. Cinch in the middle with a ribbon in a coordinating color, and glue at back.

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We used paper and ribbon in coordinating colors to decorate this vase, which is filled with sweetpeas. For the bow, we chose matching ribbon in two widths: 100 millimeters (about 4 inches) and 25 millimeters (about 1 inch). Wrap a 5-inch-tall glass cylinder vase with colored paper in the same shade as the ribbons, and secure with double-stick tape. Make the bow by folding the ends of a long piece of the wide ribbon in to meet in the middle. Cinch in the middle, and secure by wrapping the narrow ribbon around it so the ends meet at the back, gluing them in place. Attach the bow to the vase with double-stick tape.

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To make this boutonniere, wrap ribbon around three fingers 7 times. Holding lightly at center, fan out loops into a circle. Pin to secure, and apply fabric glue between layers. Let dry, and remove pin.