It is a 'sticker-maker' and will put an even, adhesive backing on anything 1.5 inches wide or less, and thinner than a nickel. I was able to take two (pre-cut) strips of ribbon, put them through the upper right side of the 'x' together, and pull them out the other end.
It comes out on this strip with clear plastic on top, you are supposed to give it all a good rub to make sure the adhesive is attached fully and evenly. Then, simply peel off the clear plastic...
and lift up your ribbon to see the tacky underside.
This is so sweet I can't even stand it! It was a breeze to stick it onto my votive holder. The hardest part is making sure the ribbon is straight, but it is initially repositionable.
Walah! Even the seam looks good, no ends will lift up with the full-adhesive back.
It took me like a minute to do both of these.
Thank goodness for the Xyron Create-a-Sticker machine! I got mine at Joann Fabrics with a 40% off coupon, it was $15 regular price so I paid $9 plus tax. Worth every penny!
btw - you can get it a little cheaper on Amazon, if you're willing to wait. With the coupon, I only spent a couple bucks more and got to have it immediately. I love getting things immediately! (You hearing me, IRS?? Gimme that refund!)