Ribbon Spotlight: Jute Ribbon
October is the month we turn to Mother Nature for decorating ideas. From her fallen leaves, to the trees, to the small twigs, Mother Nature provides a landscape of wonderful ideas! And what ribbon pairs best with the natural world? One that looks all-natural like the Jute Ribbon! Today’s Ribbon Spotlight is on the earthly jute ribbon and what crafts you can make using this adornment.
What is Jute Ribbon?
Jute ribbons are made from weaving jute fiber into a soft textured ribbon. This specific jute ribbon (pictured) comes in a variety of colors and features a nylon web background for durability. Jute Ribbon is also commonly seen as Jute Twine (we’ll be covering jute twine next week!).
Jute Ribbon Crafts
This jute ribbon table runner from Tara Dennis is a lovely example of how you can spruce up your table setting with jute ribbon. All you have to do is measure, cut your jute ribbon off the spool, and begin weaving until you have a checkered pattern. Her design is shabby chic, and you can take it up a notch by mixing in different colors. Or you can go au natural for a look for every season.
Throwing a rustic wedding? Use jute ribbon on the backs of your guests’ chairs. The roughness of jute ribbon matched with the softness of white makes this scene breathe-taking. Just purchase jute ribbon and tie each strand of ribbon into a big bow. You’ll need to find a very wide ribbon to make this work. Burlap is also a great choice for this look as well.
For a truly unique look, use jute ribbon instead of fabric ribbon to create wonderful and earthy-feeling flowers. To create this look, I would cut different sizes of jute ribbon, twist them into petals, and add a button in the middle. To keep the flowers from falling, I would then spray them with starch. This look from Morena’s Corner is outdoorsy and soft at the same time.
Use your jute ribbon to create some outdoor ornaments or to hang inside. To make these adorable chalkboard hearts from Mothology, purchase heart shaped wood pieces or make them on your own. Then use chalkboard paint to paint both sides. Drill a wide hole for the jute fabric and then insert your jute ribbon as the string to hold up your ornaments.
These jute ribbon candles are quite the gift and would make lovely hostess gifts this season. To copy this look from Etsy craftupyourlife, all you need to do is glue jute ribbon around a mason jar and cover with some jute twine or lace ribbon on top that attaches with a beautiful bow. What an elegant looking candle!