I’ve been a busy little bee and have a few crafts to share with you!
I made three ribbon boards while on my little crafting binge!
Once my ribbon boards are complete, I’m going to hang them in a collage type of arrangement on my bedroom wall.
My bedroom is pink, green, and navy blue, so I picked fabrics that would complement my color palette!
The white fabric I chose has a subtle paisley pattern to it. So cute!
Here are the supplies for my pink gingham board.
DMC floss color: B5200 – white
I couldn’t decide what width ribbon I wanted to use.
I eventually decided on the 3/8 inch ribbon.
Here are the supplies for my white ribbon board.
DMC floss color: 3840 – light blue
Half way through the project I changed my mind on what color and width ribbon I wanted to use.
I finally decided on a 3/8 inch cornflower blue ribbon.
Here are the supplies for my blue, floral pattern board.
DMC floss color: 151 – light pink
I decided on 3/8 inch ribbon for this board too.
- Canvas (2 – 11 inch x 14 inch, 1 – 12 inch x 24 inch)
- Buttons (7 for the smaller boards and 11 for the large board)
- Ribbon (3/8 inch)
- Embroidery floss
- Scotch tape
- Staple gun
First, iron your fabric.
I have a steam iron, so I let my fabric dry while I prepped my board for its fabric.
Next, cut two rectangles of batting to the size of the canvas. Using the staple gun, staple the batting down in each corner of the canvas. Use little batting scraps to cover up the staples. Lay your fabric face-side down and place the canvas (upside down) on top. Wrap the fabric around the edge and staple the fabric to the back. Pull the fabric taut over the canvas and staple on the other side. When doing the sides, pull taut and fold the fabric like you’re wrapping a present before stapling it to the back of the canvas. Repeat on the other side.
I trimmed my fabric after taking this picture. If yours looks like mine, you might want to do the same! When you turn your canvas over, this is what it should look like.
Now comes the frustrating part! Cut your ribbon and lay it out in a design similar to this. Use Scotch tape to tack down the ribbons where they intersect.
The next step involves flipping the board over, so you want the tape to hold the ribbons in place. Use the staple gun to staple the ribbons in place.
When stapling, pull the ribbons taut and at an angle, so they smoothly fold over the edge of the canvas. Does that make sense? Use embroidery floss to sew on the buttons.
You want to create tufts, so make sure you pull the thread really tight. The first five buttons are the easiest!
The other two are much more difficult because the wooden part of the canvas is in the way.
If you have patience, you can still sew on the buttons like I did. Simply pull the canvas away from the wooden backing and sew underneath.
If you lack patience, you can just hot glue those buttons in place. Once your buttons are in place, the project is done! The pink gingham board turned out so cute! My finished white and blue board! All three boards!
I absolutely love how these turned out!
I can’t wait to hang them up on my wall!