Among my favorite ribbons are these wide velvets from Pretty Petals Boutique. Heather hand-dyes them to create soft beautiful colors. L-O-V-E.
I thought they would make pretty covered buttons, so I bought a bunch of button-making kits at JoAnn's and started pressing buttons until my thumbs were sore.
I made some of them into thumb tacks by taking pliers and carefully removing the shank from the back. A bit of glue holds a plain silver tack in place.
Here is one I have on my inspiration board:
Then I decided to make some into magnets by gluing a strong round magnet to the back.
I was trying to think of other little things to do with them.....maybe attach a stem to each one and make a button bouquet....or use them as the centers of flowers....and of course you could always use them as buttons! They would be pretty sewn on to a pillow or a cardigan sweater. What else? Any other ideas? I'd love to hear....