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Ribbon Frames

Use ribbon to make custom picture frames!

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!

whiteboard-framesAny 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.

ribbon-frames-suppliesUse a box cutter to carefully cut out the frames. Then select the ribbon you want to use.

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″

Use ribbon to make custom picture frames!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.

Use ribbon to make custom picture frames!Repeat with all of the frames creating various patterns with the ribbons.

Use ribbon to make custom picture frames!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.

Linking up to Flamingo Toes, Today’s Creative Blog, Tidymom, My Repurposed Life,
Tatertots & Jello, and other great parties found on my party page.


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Nicole B

Monday 24th of October 2016

These are cute and inexpensive frames to make with ribbon. Thank you for sharing your post at the #HomeMattersParty this week. We hope you'll join us again when the next party goes live this Friday at 12AM EST.

Linda S

Thursday 20th of October 2016

how cute! this project can be adapted to any style or decor - and great for girls AND boys - thanks for sharing!

Cucicucicoo: Eco Sewing and Crafting

Monday 17th of October 2016

Ooh, those are so pretty! And the ribbon looks amazing wrapped around like that... so shiny and colorful! :) Lisa

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