50 Ways to Use Your Ribbon for Scrapbooking, Home Decor, Crafting and Fashion

Scrapbooking:

Tie onto a tag, photo mat, border, or photo as an accent.

Use with a hole punch to make a booklet.

Tie onto clips attached to paper.

Use to secure a fold open photo frame.

Staple along the edge of a photo for a border.

Place behind a photo to use as a mat.

Tie in a knot and adhere with a glue dot.

Attach a ribbon charm and use as a long border.

Thread through eyelets and tie as an accent.

Tie onto a slide holder for a small picture frame.

Tie onto each end of a metal label holder.

Tie small bits of ribbon onto a larger piece of ribbon for a unique border.

Attach diagonally along the corner(s) of a photo.

Stamp words and sayings onto ribbons for titles.

Crafting:

Tie numerous ribbons around the lid of a gift box.

Tie small bits of ribbon along the handle of a gift bag.

Tie small bits of ribbon on each piece of a spiral notebook.

Fold and staple along the top of a gift bag.

Tie around a sketchbook, journal or diary.

Tie ribbons through buttonholes and attach with glue dots.

Weave ribbons to use as placements, wallhangings, etc.

Use fabric stiffener to make ribbon bookmarks.

Make a french ribbon board to hold notes and photos.

Tie around the handle of a mug and fill with candy for a gift.

Use a hoop and long ribbons to make a mobile for breezy summer days.

Home Decor:

Use long/wide ribbons to store and display barrettes and pins.

Overlap and hang various ribbon styles/lengths on a bathroom window.

Tie around glass jars in the kitchen and bathroom.

Tie onto candle holders (away from the heat/flame, please!).

Decorate old wooden cigar boxes with ribbon and glue dots.

Wrap around an old or damage photo frame.

Sew ribbon to your plain dishtowels.

Tie large ribbons to the backs of chairs for a fun lunch or dinner.

Tie ribbons onto napkin holders.

Tie beads onto ribbon and then attach to a lampshade.

Use ribbons and painted clothespins to make a card/artwork wall display.

Tie to the tops of curtains for a festive display.

Make ribbon tassels to hang in your home.

Sew ribbons onto the edges of your sheets, pillowcases and curtains.

Decorate a flower pot with ribbons.

Fashion:

Tie ribbons onto your hangers, drawer pulls and shower curtain.

Tie a ribbon onto any zipper pulls you have!

Tie bits of ribbon onto a large safety pin for a quick accessory.

Use your ribbons as hair bows.

Tie around your neck for a quick accent.

Use wide ribbon alone or weave smaller ribbons to make a belt.

Use for a watch band.

Tie bits of ribbon around the handles of your pocketbook.

Sew/attach ribbon onto hats, clothing, socks, shoes and belts.

Use slide holders, ribbons and photos to make jewelry.

Enhance Your Home Decor With Wall Tapestries

When decorating your home and adding accessories consider the idea of including a wall tapestry as part of your room décor. Wall tapestries date back to ancient times and have been and are used in castles, churches, historic buildings and homes.

Unlike historical times when the color choices were limited due to inadequate dye methods and the major fabric being wool, today vast improvements have been made both in the dying methods and with the addition of cotton, acrylic, chenille and silk materials. Now is not difficult to find many of the world’s most famous paintings reproduced into a beautifully crafted tapestry. There are literally thousands of colors used in tapestries today which make them highly suitable for home décor. In addition to being considered a craft, tapestries of all sizes small, medium and large are also considered a sought after art and were in fact considered the art choice of kings.

Regardless of your preference in décor styles; tapestries are available for modern, traditional, country and other décor approaches in the forms of various artwork; such as medieval, flora’s, fruits and landscapes. In addition to their great beauty, wall tapestries create an interesting focal point to any room no matter what space you have for the wall you want to decorate.

A tapestry with a floral or fruit motif is a popular choice among designers for using in formal dining rooms or living rooms in lieu of a traditional print or painting. Many home decorators and designers today are using the softer chenille tapestries for wall décor in the bedroom. Flower tapestries, landscapes or a medieval wall tapestry help pull the bedroom theme together while giving it a softer more relaxed feel. Others prefer to display a beautiful tapestry as a bed hanging for a more elegant décor.

Foyers and entryways are a great place for a tapestry whether you choose to use it as a wall hanging or drape it over a settee, which was done regularly in earlier times and predominantly symbolized social status and wealth.

Wall tapestries are available in a wide variety of sizes, color choices and price ranges making it easy to incorporate into your designing and decorating plan. When shopping for a tapestry think about and bear in mind before hand if you will be purchasing it as an investment or simply for enjoyment Prices for tapestries range around a hundred dollars for a synthetic reproduction to well over several thousand dollars for European ones crafted entirely of wool. Whether you are redecorating a room or building a new home, a wool or synthetic wall tapestry will certainly add interest to your interior decorations no matter how you choose to display it.