Attaching A Smaller Ribbon To A Larger One?

Decorating By mellormom Updated 22 Aug 2011 , 12:31am by tmgarcia_98

mellormom Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 9:00pm
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what do you guys use to attach and how?

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bakingkat Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 3:13am
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I had one cake that had a tiny ribbon and a 1"ribbon. What I did was take some non-toxic spray glue, and spray one side of the tiny ribbon, then basically just glued it to the larger one.

jules5000 Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 3:38am
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That is one way to do it. Probably the faster way. One time I put three different widths of ribbon on a cake and I sewed the ribbons together before putting them on the cake. then I believe that I just used a little extra icing for attaching. I don't remember for sure about that part because itt has been too long, but I almost think the icing was tacky enough that I didn't need extra.

mellormom Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 4:19pm
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I can't sew so the glue method would be better. LOL You don't want me near a sewing machine or needle and thread! LOL

jules5000 Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 2:49am
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I can glue, but I am better with a sewing machine. I have more patience with it and it isn't as likely to make a mess the I would if I had glue to work with. I do understand. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. I would have glue all over me and I also would not have the patience to wait until it dried.

mellormom Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 11:22am
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To funny! If I sew the swear words come out big time! Lol. My mom tried to teach me but..... lol!

rozben Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 11:43am
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I use double sided tape. I put it on the thinner ribbon and then peel off the backing and stick to the other ribbon.
Works for me icon_smile.gif

jules5000 Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 4:58pm
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Well, that is smart for sure. If you don't have a real narrow ribbon to attach. Great. Will keep that in mind. Thanks for the idea.

mellormom Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 6:28pm
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love the tape idea too! Do you use the really strong tape from the craft store or the scotch brand?

rozben Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 11:15pm
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I have 3 sizes, one is 3ml and a 6ml, and i'm thinking the other is about a 10ml, (1cm)
it was actually made for scrapbooking.. that kind of tape, its acid free solvent free and super super thin and holds extremely well,
I even use it on the edge of the board if I put ribbon on it. icon_biggrin.gif

mellormom Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 12:22am
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tmgarcia_98 Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 12:31am
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I use corn syrup and a paintbrush. I paint it on like glue and hold it for about 30 seconds.

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