I love ribbon! I love that you can buy so many cute an fun colors and patterns and that there are a billion different projects you can do. I used to make bows for a local baby store and I had to make hundreds of bows at a time. Burning the edges of ribbon so that they don’t fray can be so time consuming and is really monotonous and boring. I learned this trick from a friend and I feel like it is something that everyone should know. It is so Easy and I am all about things that cut production time and make our projects simpler and faster.
How to Measure, Cut, and Burn Ribbon Edges in ONE Easy Step
You are going to need a old surface you can cut on. I use this cookie sheet. I have used it for 6 years, thousands of times and I love it. You also need a Wood Burning Tool. They are inexpensive and this is where the magic happens. They run about $10 dollars, but if you can use a JoAnns Coupon, you can get it for $5.
If you are going to be cutting a lot of ribbon you can mark your cutting surface for the size that you need. I marked mine every inch because I have several different sizes I need to cut. All you have to do is heat your tool and use the head that comes on your tool, it is like a razor blade. When it heats up it will cut your ribbon and burn the edges perfectly so that you don’t have to go through and burn all the edges on your creations.
For this particular project I needed 3 inch strips of ribbon so I cut at 3, 6, 9, 12, and 15 inches. That way I had 5 three inch pieces cut in just a few seconds.
I have a video here for you to watch if you want to see it happen. I hope you can use this tip!