Category: Materials for Crafting

Nov 24

Gold “Christmas” ribbons

Aside from collecting papers, I also like ribbons—all kinds of ribbons!

I bought this gold ribbon from JR Fabric in New Farmers Plaza for the simple reason that I thought it looked pretty and I might eventually find some use for it. I was buying silver ribbons at that time for the home-made invitations my sister and I were making for my wedding, but the gold one just looked so pretty.

gold lacey ribbons

I’ve actually already made use of this gold ribbon already: prettying up gifts to friends and relatives, as well as decorating our home for Christmas.

A roll costs about Php250 (that’s about US$6) last year when I bought it. It might be cheaper in Divisoria though, but I haven’t really looked there yet.

If you’d like to know where I got my ribbons, here’s the contact info of the shop where I bought it:

JR Fabric
New Farmers Plaza Upper Ground Level
Araneta Center
Cubao, Quezon City
Tel. 911-1411

Jun 25

Personalized ribbons

Here’s a cool way to spice up your wedding stuff:

personalized satin ribbons

I used these personalized ribbons for a previous wedding invitations client. You can have them made in Divisoria (sorry, I already forgot the name of the store) at around $6 per roll. The price varies depending on the type and size of ribbon that you want.

Thing is, you’ll have to get at least five rolls since they’ll be custom-made. Well, you can always use the ribbons for decorating gifts if you can’t use all five rolls right? 😉

Jun 13

Cebu souvenirs

I’ve been meaning to blog this after my trip to Bohol and Cebu last April, but I guess I’ve just been too busy with work. Take a look at this shot I took of a souvenir shop in Cebu:

Cebu souvenirs bead bracelets key chains

I can’t remember exactly where the we saw these souvenirs (it’s been more than a month since the trip), it was in an old fort in Mactan. I would have gotten a bead bracelet (I’m quite fond of wearing those), but it was a tad bit expensive for me. Tourist prices don’t really come in cheap, and I probably could get something similar in Divisoria or some tiangge in Greenhills. I did get my dad a Bohol souvenir key chain though (it’s quite similar to the ones on the picture, but instead of Cebuano icons and text, it was a shell keychain with a “Bohol” engraving).

You can get these key chains and bracelets from souvenir shops scattered in Bohol and Cebu (especially within the peripheries of tourist spots). They’re not very extravagant gifts, but if you just want to bring home something that will remind you of your trip, I think these will do.