Putting Ribbon Around Foam Core ?

Decorating By sharon57 Updated 17 May 2008 , 2:51pm by DianeLM

sharon57 Posted 16 May 2008 , 12:58pm
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I am planing on putting ribbon around the edge of the foam core board. Would I have to use royal icing or something edible to glue it? Could I just use glue, or would it be to close to the cake? Thanks for any suggestions.

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CakesByLJ Posted 16 May 2008 , 1:04pm
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I use a hot glue gun.. works great..

sharon57 Posted 16 May 2008 , 1:12pm
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Thanks so much, that's what I had in mind.

Wendoger Posted 16 May 2008 , 1:23pm
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...yep, me too, hot glue gun icon_wink.gif

sharon57 Posted 16 May 2008 , 4:14pm
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Also, what do you use to cut the foam core with?

karensue Posted 16 May 2008 , 5:24pm
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I use 1/2" double-side tape -- that way you don't see the lines from the glue gun. I've tried so many things to cut the foam core. My latest is the hot craft knife. It's like a heated exacto knife. Works pretty good on the 1/2". An exacto knife works fine on 1/4" foamcoe.

wgoat5 Posted 16 May 2008 , 5:34pm
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I have the hot knife also.. cuts like butter icon_smile.gif

AND I use hot glue also icon_smile.gif

Wendoger Posted 16 May 2008 , 5:55pm
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oooohhh.....hot knife sounds like the way to go!!!
But I use an exacto knife cuz thats what I goticon_wink.gif
Hmmm....where to find a hot knife....?????
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wgoat5 Posted 16 May 2008 , 7:33pm
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I got mine at wally world LOL ... and it was in a set with about a dozen other attachements (craft section). It had a knife attachement..embossing attachments..stamping..etc... it was in a plastic case.. .look near the wood burning tools icon_smile.gif

alanahodgson Posted 17 May 2008 , 1:59am
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I asked about one of those hot knives at Michael's and they looked at me like I was from Mars. I have terrible luck using an exacto to cut foam core. It looks like doo doo when I do do it.

Price Posted 17 May 2008 , 2:04am
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I got heated exacto knife at Michaels. It's in the section with the wood items, with the woodburning sets. I used a coupon and it was every inexpensive and works perfectly!

mjs4492 Posted 17 May 2008 , 2:23am
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I use fabric glue (Hobby Lobby fabric section) to attach ribbon to foam boards. I guess it's probably like the glue sticks in most arts & crafts depts.

alanahodgson Posted 17 May 2008 , 3:36am
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Originally Posted by Price

I got heated exacto knife at Michaels. It's in the section with the wood items, with the woodburning sets. I used a coupon and it was every inexpensive and works perfectly!




Thanks! I'll look there tomorrow! I've got coupons burning a hole in my pocket! I also use a glue stick to apply ribbon to the foam core. Just a regular school gluestick.

superstar Posted 17 May 2008 , 3:53am
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It's called Creative Hot Knife by Walnut Hollow, My grandaughter got one for herself & me from Michaels. It works so well. I use a low heat glue gun to put my ribbon on the foam core.

alanahodgson Posted 17 May 2008 , 4:04am
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Ah! excellent! Thank you!

DianeLM Posted 17 May 2008 , 2:51pm
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I hate the hot knife. I can cut so much faster and less stinkier with a #2 craft knife blade. It takes 2 passes to cut 1/2-inch foamcore, but it still goes a lot faster - and neatly too.

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