If you’re looking to make decorations or work on crafts projects, one of the best materials you can use are ribbons. Besides being extremely versatile, they are inexpensive and you can find them in a plethora of styles. Here are some ideas and simple ways you can use ribbons to decorate everyday items and create beautiful accessories.
One of the best ways to use ribbons is for creating Christmas ornaments. This is incredibly simple and can be customized to achieve the type of look you’re going for. For starters, you should find some ribbons that are red, green or have a Christmas themed pattern. To keep it really simple, you can tie a standard bow and attach it to your Christmas tree. You can also take ribbons and attach them to existing ornaments like bulbs to enhance their look. Just tie a bow and attach it by using a hot glue gun.
Bulletin Board Liner
Another idea is to line a bulletin board with ribbon. This only takes a few minutes, but can really improve the board’s appearance and give it a nice custom look. First, you should measure the length and width of the bulletin board with a tape measure or yard stick. Then cut four pieces from your ribbons to match those dimensions. From there, you should take a hot glue gun or any type of strong adhesive to attach the ribbons to the edges of the bulletin board.
Much like the previous idea, you can use ribbons to jazz up some boring picture frames. Just measure the dimensions of a frame and cut out your ribbons accordingly. If the frame is extra wide, you may have to use two or more ribbons on each side to cover it completely. Once you have all your ribbons cut out, glue them to your picture frame.
Bracelets And Necklaces
Ribbons are also perfect and inexpensive ways to create dazzling bracelets and necklaces. Making these is pretty self explanatory and should only take a few minutes. For a bracelet, wrap some ribbons around your wrist to find the perfect size. Then, cut off the proper size and cut two holes on each end of the ribbons. Place it around your wrist and have a friend put a small piece of string through the holes and tie it together. When making a necklace, you should follow the same instructions. If you want to make a choker type necklace, you will need someone to tie the ribbons together. Otherwise, you should be able to do it yourself.
The author enjoys working with ribbon and other materials for arts and crafts projects. He recommends looking online for great deals on ribbons that come in nearly every color and pattern.