“ Brand: Amscan / Type: Craft Supplies „
I often make my family hampers for birthdays and Christmas' rather than just buying them one main present, at first I ordered kits with cellophane and ribbons from Ebay to wrap them but then realising how expensive this worked out I decided to look into buying the items in bigger quantities.
I found these ribbons on Amazon and bought one spool initially but have since bought more colours from the range. The ribbons comes in a massive amount of colours, I personally have pink, purple, blue, white and red which I think covers every sex and every occasion.
The ribbons come on a 500m spool and the ribbon is 5mms wide, a spool costs anywhere from £1.80 to £4 so I guess the price is dependant on the colour as I cannot see any other difference in the spools.
The ribbon when it comes is wound smoothly onto the reel with no kinks, it doesn't tear across ways and requires scissors to cut through however lengthways you can manage to tear and then it will tear upwards as far as you pull to make the pieces even narrower than the 5mm of the ribbon.
The ribbon is really easy to use, I simply cut the required length from the reel and of course make sure you leave enough excess so that you can curl the ribbon. I tie the ribbon around the top of the cellophane and the ribbon knots easily and stays secure, to curl the ribbon use the blade of a pair of scissors and pull down watching your fingers of course. I have found that some of the reels curl really easily and some of the reels take a bit more effort but I haven't found any that won't curl at all.
We used the ribbons for tying to balloons for my sisters 21st birthday and the ribbon was easy to tie on and stayed lovely and straight all night, it wasn't very easy to untie when the children at the party decided they wanted the balloons. The ribbons are nice and shiny and some of the colours have a metallic finish on them.
Myself and Sophie have used these ribbons to make a skirt for a toilet roll holder, she had decorated the toilet roll to look like a person so then I curled the ends of ribbon in different colours and she stuck them on with double sided tape which held really well, she was really proud of her creation.
This ribbon is great quality, none of the colour transfers from the ribbon, it looks great when it's curled, it's fantastic value and the colour range is amazing. There are plenty of uses for the ribbons and you can have lots of fun making things with children with them. I have loads of ribbon which will no doubt last me years and I plan on adding more colours to my collection, great value and a great product.