Use ribbon to make custom picture frames!
I have a fun, simple, and inexpensive home decor project for you guys today. These ribbon frames are so easy to make and can be customized to the colors you have in your home. Make a trio in a variety of sizes for an instant accent to any wall!
Any blogger will tell you that a good white board (or 2 or 3!) is a must when it comes to taking a good photo. They are great for backdrops and reflecting light. Unfortunately, over time, they start to get dingy and scratched and scuffed. They’ll still work okay for reflecting light but not so much as a backdrop. About that time I start trying to find other uses for them… like these picture frames!
If you don’t have any white boards (they are fairly inexpensive) you can always use good old cardboard. Draw circle frame templates on your surface using anything round you can find to trace. I used anything from a pan lid to an embroidery hoop.
Ribbons from The Ribbon Retreat:
Amy Butler Jacquard, Meadow Blue in blue – 1 1/2″
Hot Pink Satin – 5/8″
Copen Satin – 7/8″
Papaya Satin – 7/8″
Royal Blue Satin – 3/8″
Wrap the frame with the ribbon creating whatever pattern you choose, overlapping the ribbon as you go. I wanted to be sure to include the jacquard on each of the frames and at least 2 of the solid satins. Use a liquid adhesive to adhere the ends of the ribbons to the back of the frame.
Fill the frames by taping photos and/or other items from the back of the frame. I created a monogram frame with a piece of scrapbook paper and an “m” sticker. The phrase in the biggest frame is actually a piece of scrapbook paper I trimmed down to size. And, finally, I placed a family photo in the middle-sized frame. You can arrange these on the wall and hang with 3M Command Fasteners.