ANTIQUE SILK RIBBON

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This easy method uses bleach on colored silk to create beautiful, light shades and torn edges and ends - reminiscent of aged ribbon. Here's what you'll need: THIS gorgeous pair of scissors, THIS 1-inch, royal blue silk ribbon, a little bit of bleach, and some rubber gloves.

Cut ribbon into one yard pieces so that they're easier to work with, or use longer strands if you need pieces longer than one yard. If blue isn't your color, THIS pretty marsala colored ribbon would work nicely too!

Dilute one cup of water with a tablespoon of bleach on a covered work surface or sink.

Soak two or three strands of ribbon at a time in the bleach solution for a few seconds. Don't forget to wear gloves! You'll notice the bleach start to lighten little areas on the ribbon.

Rinse ribbons thoroughly, and iron dry (or air dry for a wrinkled look).