Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pattern Weights

I love these!!  I made bunches because I enjoyed making them as much as I enjoy using them.
I started with some 2 inch washers and this time I added some nuts.  Not sure of the size but these were the largest I could find at the big box store.

I glued the washers together in stacks of three.  I only glued 2 nuts together.  I used my glue gun because that was what I was going to use for the ribbon so why not.
Here they are before the ribbon.

I glued the end on the inside edge at a bit of an angle and started wrapping the ribbon around, gluing a spot with each wrap.  It takes a little more than 4 feet of ribbon for the washers.  It takes less than 3 feet for the nuts.  This all depends on the size of the washers or nuts and the size of the hole in the center so you may want to err on the side of too long when you start.  I used a 15 foot roll to start with ( a real pain pulling all that ribbon through the hole) and then measured to see what was left to get an idea of how much I would need.

And there you go.

I did the nuts the same way but didn't like the overlap so I used a ribbon that was the width of the side of the nut and then added a ribbon around the sides for good measure.  The next one of these I cover I am going to try a 1/8 inch ribbon to see how that works.

 Here are some more and even od picture of them in use.  I like to print patterns on card stock and this makes using them so much easier.  Enjoy!


  1. That is so great! How clever to make your own that are cute then to buy overpriced and unattractive weights. Great job.

  2. Great idea!
    Would love it if you'd share it on my 20 minute tuesday party starting tonight at 730CT.
    Here's the address: www.sweetfloweret.com

    Hope to see you there!