Ribbon Art

Forget string art. Make some ribbon art!

Threaded Ribbon Art - forget string art and all those nails! Make some ribbon art!
I have a fun, new idea for ribbon. You’ve seen string art, I’m sure. It’s been pretty popular for the last couple of years for creating unique wall art. I’m calling this project “Ribbon Art.” It’s the same concept, minus all those nails. And the colors is so much bolder!

Today I’m going to show you how I made this geometric heart ribbon art.

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Supplies:
Canvas (9×12)
1/8″ grosgrain ribbon (these are from The Ribbon Retreat)
Eyelet punch
Double-sided tape
Geometric heart pattern

Threaded Ribbon Art - forget string art and all those nails! Make some ribbon art!
I’m a little obsessed with geometric hearts lately. This is actually my second project with this type of pattern. Geometric shapes are super trendy right now.

The geometric heart file available for download is sized to fit the back side of a 9×12″ canvas. Trim the paper so it will sit within the frame, face up. Tape it down as needed so it won’t shift.

If you’re a scrapbooker, you’re familiar with an eyelet punch. If don’t know what that is, you can find them in your local craft store in the scrapbooking section or on Amazon. Use the largest eyelet punch in the set and punch holes in every corner of the heart.

Go back and make extra holes along the lines of the heart for extra places to thread the ribbon through later.

When you flip the canvas over you should see a heart pattern full of holes.

Threaded Ribbon Art - forget string art and all those nails! Make some ribbon art!
The pattern on the front of the canvas is now reversed from the original heart pattern. Flip the paper over to the back and color in the different sections with the colors you plan to use. This will act as a guide while you thread the ribbon.

Threaded Ribbon Art - forget string art and all those nails! Make some ribbon art!
Use a strong double-sided tape to tape down the end of the ribbon on the back of the canvas. I didn’t want to use a wet adhesive in case it left a dark mark that could be seen through the canvas.

Begin threading the ribbon within it’s quadrant in the geometric heart. Keep the pattern random, but try not to leave any huge gaps. I also avoided threading along the border of each quadrant.

Continue doing the same with all of the ribbon colors.

Threaded Ribbon Art - forget string art and all those nails! Make some ribbon art!
I love how it turned out! This is a great project to set up then catch up on your DVR while you do the threading.

Isn’t fun the amazing things a little ribbon can make?

 

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    Congratulations! This post will be featured over at Diana Rambles on Friday and has been pinned to the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest and shared on Twitter. Please grab a featured button via the post guidelines graphic. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

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