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January 30th, 2008, 01:15 PM
dream2bemommy22's Avatar and baby makes 5
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I want to paint some letters to spell out my daughters name. Im just confused on how to attact the ribbons to the letters to hang them. I want them to be even and straight, and she does have a long name, so it some were shorter or longer than others, it would be noticable. Is there any kind of technique to this, or do you normally just wing it?
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January 30th, 2008, 03:21 PM
..Jessica..'s Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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With the two names I've made, I just cut the ribbon as exact as I possibly could. Sort of measured with my eyes, know what I mean???

I understand completely that you want the ribbon to be some what the same length! Some people like having the letters at different heights, so if you cut a few pieces longer than others, don't stress! I'm sure it'll come out as perfect as you want it to be!

I attached the ribbon to the letters using a staple gun.

Hope this helps!!!

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February 1st, 2008, 09:33 PM
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U just gotta wing it lol

When I did ribbon on a name i made for a friend, I put up tacks in my laundry room and thats how I looked at it to see if everything was straight

I too used a staple gun

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February 3rd, 2008, 02:49 PM
ShelliBelli's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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These are my letters. I just cut the ribbon the same length and hot glued it to the back of the letters.
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February 3rd, 2008, 07:55 PM
MommaOnCloud9's Avatar Mommy of 3!
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I put picture hooks onto the back of the letters for my daughter's nursery. She has a long name too, so I wanted it just perfect.

I practiced with one letter to get the exact length I wanted with the bow and all. Then, I unraveled/undid that bow, measured it, and cut all the other ribbons to the same exact length.
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