Posts Tagged ‘home decor’

Blog Share- Ribbon Upholstered Chair

Ribbon Upholstered Chair

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Isn’t this chair beautiful? Diane from Fine Diving in Chicago shares a tutorial for making this lovely Ribbon Upholstered Chair on HomeWorkshop.com. What a great way to use ribbon to add a little spice, not to mention elegance, to your home decor. The possibilities are endless with all of the designs and colors of ribbon that RABOM carries. What other ways could you incorporate ribbon into your home decor?

Elizabeth

Mosaic Letter

Mosaic Letter

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Are you looking for a way to add a personal touch to your decor? Mosaic letters are the way to go. These are great for bedroom decor, wedding decorations, or a wreath. These are addictive, so be prepared to want to make one for all of your friends.

Supplies:

  • Wooden or chip board letter
  • Tissue paper(optional)
  • Paint(optional)
  • Glass stones
  • Modge Podge
  • Dimensional Magic(optional)
  • Ribbon

Directions:

1. Gather all of your supplies and get ready for a fun time. I wanted to cover my letter so that some color would peek out through the stones. I decided to Modge Podge some tissue paper onto the chip board letter. You could leave the letter plain or paint it as well.

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2. Tear your tissue paper into small pieces that will fit onto your letter. Brush a thin layer of Modge Podge onto the letter.

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3. Lay the tissue paper onto the Modge Podge and apply a thin layer of Modge Podge over the tissue paper to secure it to the letter.

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4. Continue to layer the tissue paper until you have covered the entire letter. Now take a break and give the letter time to dry. You can trim off the tissue paper over hang once the letter has dried.

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5. Once the tissue paper is dry, you can start to apply your glass stones. I used Modge Podge to adhere the stones to the letter, but you can use any heavy duty craft glue as well.

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6. Continue to apply the stones until the entire letter is covered. I put some Dimensional Magic in between all of the stones to add a glossy finish, but that’s completely up to you. I also painted a layer of Modge Podge over the entire finished project.

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7. Tie a loop of ribbon around the letter, and it’s ready to be displayed for all to see. I used a Satin Edge Sheer ribbon on my letter.

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I’m sure you will get many compliments on your new project. This would be great for a nursery. You could use initials or spell out the child’s entire name. I hope you enjoy making this fun and simple craft!

Elizabeth

Spring Ribbon Napkin Rings

Spring Ribbon Napkin Rings

Looking for something bright and festive to add that extra special touch to your Easter or Spring table? Well these napkin rings are the answer. These are super easy to make, and you can use up old scraps of ribbon that are piling up in your craft room.

Supplies:

  • Ribbon of choice
  • Double sided tape and/or hot glue

Directions:

1. Cut about six inches of your “base” ribbon.

2. You could use just one ribbon for your napkin ring, but I wanted to layer ribbons to create a mix and match set. Attach your “layer” ribbon to your base ribbon with double sided tape or glue(I used double sided tape).

3. Roll your ribbon into a loop. Glue the two ends together, slightly overlapping, and you have a napkin ring :)

The possibilities are endless with these napkin rings. There are so many different colors and types of ribbon that your imagination can go crazy with this project. You can even add a bow or flower embellishment. Here are the combinations I made(starting from the bottom):

1. Lavender Satin Edge Sheer with 3/8″ Celadon Satin

2. 7/8″ Aqua Double Ruffle with Pink RABOM Iridescence and a 3/8″ White Satin Picot bow

3. Light Yellow Satin Edge Sheer with 3/8″ Light Pink Satin Picot

4. Turquoise Satin Edge Sheer with 5/8″ Maize Satin and a Pink/Maize Small Crochet Daisy

I had so much fun making these napkin rings, and I can’t wait to come up with other fun combinations!

Elizabeth

Blog Share- Festive Table Runner

Festive Table Runner

Are you wanting to make a new table runner for Spring, but you don’t have time to make our Woven Ribbon Table Runner? Better Homes and Gardens has an easy DIY Festive Table Runner that is perfect for any occasion. All you need is ribbon, rivets, and cloth napkins or place mats. This is such a quick and simple project that you can make a table runner for every holiday. I think this table runner with matching place mats would make a great hostess gift. Check back on Thursday for a fun napkin ring tutorial to complement your new table runner.

Elizabeth

Bedroom Door Decoration

Bedroom Door Decoration

I always had some kind of decoration on my bedroom door when I was a kid. A Christmas ornament, a picture, a quote…whatever resonated with me at the time. This is a great craft to have your kids do to create something personalized for their bedroom door. They can pick out different pictures, words, or objects to incorporate into their door design.

Supplies:

  • Dowel
  • Ribbon of choice (I recommend 3/8″)
  • Pictures, magazine clippings, printed words, graphics
  • Colored Card stock paper or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paint(optional)

Directions:

1. Wrap your dowel in ribbon and secure each end with a dot of hot glue. Another option would be to paint the dowel.

2. Cut a piece of ribbon for the “hanger”. I used a piece that was approximately 2 feet long. Wrap one end of the ribbon around the dowel to create a loop about one inch in from the end of the dowel.

3. Repeat on the other side so that you now have a ribbon hanger for your decoration.

4. Get together your embellishments for your door decoration. I used descriptive words, images, and the room owners name. I printed off all of the words and images and glued them to scrapbooking paper.  You could use photographs, magazine clippings, or small objects as well. Lay out your personal tokens to figure out how you want everything to hang.

5. Attach your  hanging items to the dowel with a piece of ribbon. Hot glue the object to the end of the ribbon, then loop and glue the ribbon to the dowel. I recommend starting in the center and working your way out.

6. You are almost finished! Hot glue the name to the center of the dowel. Voila…you have a personalized bedroom door accessory.

This same project could also be a mobile if you make all of of your hanging objects double sided. Have fun making this project with the kids during your next craft session!

Elizabeth

Blog Share-Fabric Scrap Canopy

Blog Share

Head over to Colors Mixed Together to see Kim’s instructions for this cute Canopy Fabric Scrap Swag. She has been working on redecorating her daughter’s room, and this fabric scrap canopy was the perfect embellishment for the great twin bed that she was able to find. Kim uses fabric in her tutorial, but you could also use strips of your favorite ribbon. This same method could also be applied to create garlands for a number of holidays and parties. I hope this post inspires you to make some simple updates to your home decor.

Elizabeth

Framed Ribbon Art

Framed Ribbon Art

Have you been trying to come up with something to fill that empty space on your wall? Well I have an answer…ribbon art! This is a great way to use up scraps and create a beautiful decoration at the same time. It’s quick to make and the possibilities are endless.

Supplies:

  • Picture Frame
  • Ribbon of choice
  • Glue or tape

Directions:

1. Start out by deciding what kind of color theme you would like to use. I wanted to use light greens and yellows, so I found a variety of designs, colors, and sizes of ribbon to match my theme.

2. Cut pieces of ribbon to the appropriate length. Add 2 inches to your frame dimensions to get your ribbon lengths. My frame was 8×12, so my ribbon pieces were 10″ and 14″ long. Start arranging your ribbon on top of your frame until you get your desired pattern that fits in the frame.

3. I decided that I wanted to weave a couple of ribbons through my pattern to give my art  a “patchwork” design. This is an optional step because the art looks great with just “stripes” of ribbon as well.

4. I would recommend taking a picture of your design at this point so that you have a reference as you adhere the ribbon to your base. Cut a piece of paper or card stock to fit in your frame(I used the “picture” that comes in the frame). Piece by piece glue/tape the ribbon to your paper base. If you are weaving ribbon through the design, make sure to only adhere the ribbon to the back and front edges of the paper. The second picture below shows where I taped the ribbon on the front. You won’t be able to weave the ribbon through if you attach the entire piece of ribbon to the paper at first.

5. Once all of your ribbon is secured to the base, you may carefully put your art into the frame. I think I may go get a white frame for this ribbon art and use the black frame to create something for another room. Ribbon art would be a great decoration for a nursery or child’s room. Have fun creating these works of art for your home!

Elizabeth