This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Faultless/Bon Ami Company. All opinions are 100% mine.
You will never hear me tell a story about how much I love to iron clothes. Ironing is a challenging chore for me. It actually takes practice and skill to iron the wrinkles out of clothes. Don’t believe me? I dare you to iron a men’s long sleeved dress shirt. It’s a real job.
My husband has to wear a suit and dress shirt to work. He has to look his best, which means no wrinkly shirts allowed. I use an iron to press all his clothing. The BEST secret to make ironing LOTS EASIER is to use spray starch. I use starch when I iron dress shirts and any other hard-to-press clothing.
Faultless Premium is a new spray starch available in the laundry section. Spray it on your clothing right before you iron. Faultless Premium Starch will keep your items looking newer, longer. The bottle won’t clog, flake or stick. It’s available in both full size and convenient travel size bottles.
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CRAFT TIME with Faultless Premium Starch
Spray starch can be useful at craft time, too. I use spray starch to help me make curly ribbon for hair bows. The starch helps the ribbon keep its curly shape. Once you know how to make curly hair ribbons, you can use them to make all sorts of girls hair accessories.
How to Make Curly Ribbon Hair Ties
Materials and Tools Needed:
- Grosgrain Ribbon (3/8 inches wide)
- Thin Wooden Dowels
- Faultless Premium Starch
- Hair Elastic or Hair Tie
1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
2. Wrap grosgrain ribbon around a thin wooden dowel, using a clothespin to secure it at both ends. Be sure to wrap tightly.
3. Place ribbon-wrapped dowel on the cookie sheet. Spray the ribbon-wrapped dowel with starch. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until you have at least 5 ribbon-wrapped dowels (you can make as many as desired, but I used 5 lengths of curly ribbon for this project.)
4. Put cookie sheet into the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow ribbons to cool completely.
5. Spray ribbon-wrapped dowels with spray starch and allow to dry completely. Carefully unwind ribbons from the dowels.
6. Cut curly ribbon to desired length. I cut each of the ribbons to an 8 inch length.
7. Tie ribbons on to the hair elastic/hair tie. Tie the knot at the halfway point of the ribbon so that there are two equal lengths of curly ribbon hanging off the hair elastic. Prevent the ribbon ends from fraying using a lighter to heat seal the ends. To heat seal, simply hold the end of the ribbon close to the flame for about 2-3 seconds.
8. Give your finished curly ribbon hair elastic/hair tie a final spray with starch and allow to dry completely before use.
Do you use Faultless Starch when you iron? Have you ever used Faultless Starch in a craft? I’d love to hear your ideas and how you use Faultless Starch in the comments below.