Monday, November 12, 2012
Crafting Tip of the Week #157 - Don't Fret over Fraying
Hello Crafty Friends!
Thanks for tuning in today. Today's post is more of a quick tip on one way to help stop your ribbon from fraying once it has been cut.
I am sure most if not all of you know about using the heat of a lighter but did you know that you can use glue to seal your ribbon edges?
Yes, that's right. As long as it is a wet glue...it will do.
Simply place & spread a small, thin bead of glue along the edge of your ribbon, seam binding and even lace edges and it will seal them beautifully.
I have had the most success with the following glue:
-Martha Stewart white glue with the brush attachment (white glue)
-Tombo Mono Adhesive in the green bottle (white glue)
-Mod Podge (white glue)
There is no need to use a lot, just make certain to cover the edge completely and let it dry.
From my experience it would seem the white glues are the most successful for this.
Most of us already have adhesive on hand in our craft room so it is great to have yet another use for it.
Have a wonderful week!