Aren't beautifully wrapped gifts wonderful? Sometimes the packaging is half of the whole gift experience :)
But what to do with leftover pieces of cloth ribbon?
Make a barrette, of course!
Start out by folding about 2 feet of ribbon in half.
Then squeeze the half point down to make a T shape with about half inch loops on each side.
Push the tails to the outsides and clip your ribbon in place.
Then use a thin line of hot glue right under the bend to glue your loops in place.
Make a second loop, about 1/2 inch longer than the first.
And then move that tail out of the way, and glue.
Do this as many times as you want to both sides.
Then cut off the excess and run a thin line of hot glue down the center to prevent fraying.
Glue the barrette clip on.
And then squeeze the loops to puff them out nicely.
Then take one of the little tails that you cut off and make a loop.