Each summer, before I move into my apartment in South Carolina, I love thinking of new ways to decorate my room. I’m moving into a new house this year, so I will have the opportunity to decorate my room entirely from scratch (read: make it perfect and exactly how I want it). I wanted to make something that I could hang pictures from, but wanted it to be something more glamorous than a typical bulletin board. What I came up with: a ribbon picture board. This is a super easy project; it just takes a little bit of patience.
What you need for this project:
- Canvas board (I chose to make mine 12”x12”)
- Fabric (enough to cover the board, including around the sides)
- 1 spool of ribbon
- Staple gun
- Hot glue gun
- Furniture pins or pushpins (the number you need depends on how many times you overlap the ribbon)
- Spray adhesive (optional)
Step 1: Wrap the fabric around the canvas, making sure that you leave enough fabric to cover the sides of the board. Use the staple gun to begin stapling the fabric around the canvas. I found that if I used the spray adhesive to first attach the fabric to the canvas, it kept it from bubbling when I went to staple it. Pull the fabric tight as you work your way around the canvas, so that the fabric does not bubble.
Step 2: Once the fabric is covering the canvas, cut your ribbon sizes. I chose to start by making an X in the middle of the board, going from corner to corner. I then used a ruler to help place the remaining 8 ribbons. I chose to keep the ribbons fairly close together, but you can spread them out as far as you’d like. Once you have your ribbons laid out, you can begin stapling them on the reverse side. If they aren’t pulling tight enough with the staple gun, you can use a glue gun to fasten the ribbons tighter on the backside.
Step 3: Now that your ribbons are all attached, you can add the pushpins where each piece of ribbon intersects. I chose to use furniture pins, because I preferred the look, but you can use either or. The pushpins keep the ribbons in place on the front side, and will help hold your pictures onto the board.
Voila! My finished ribbon picture board. Now I just need to find the perfect pictures to put in them. I’ll upload pictures once I decorate my room, so y’all can see the pictures that I chose!