I've been buying aged ribbon for awhile now because it fills holes in my spirit....or something. I finally discovered a method for aging your own ribbon via KatieRose. It's easy (my favorite blog phrase), it'll save me a pretty penny, and....it's going to launch quite a few projects from my end.
Any white ribbon will do. I bought some extra cheap seam binding and ironed it flat (it was folded).
I boiled some tea, and then added the ribbon. I let is soak for about an hour. The longer it soaks, the darker it gets.
I took it out of the tea and waded it up. I looped a rubber band around it and let it dry.
I ended up with a krinkly aged looking ribbon. My spirit is happen. Stay tuned for vintage ribbon crafts.