Pretty Ribbon Projects

Use ribbon to add personalized flair to furniture, accessories and more. Start with ribbons in patterns and colors that match your room's decor and get embellishing!

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    Terrific Table

    Strips of brightly colored ribbon add flair to this console table. The strips along the top and base of the table run horizontally, while the pieces on the legs run vertically to emphasize the object's height.

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    Wrapped with Ribbon

    Strips of grosgrain ribbon add style to this small reading nook. Durable ribbon adorning the chair helps highlight its curvy figure. Apply Sealah tape (available online) in short intervals to the back of the ribbon, pressing it onto the chair as you go. Jazz up a plain lampshade with short bits of ribbon adhered to the shade in random intervals (again, use Sealah tape to affix the strips). A single strip of ribbon around the perimeter of the side table ties each piece together.

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    Tied Together

    Lengths of pink, yellow, and black ribbon around the perimeter of this dining table give the piece standout style. Bits of ribbon affixed to the matte around a nearby art print unifies both pieces.

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    Delightful Dining Table

    Use up those scraps of old ribbon that are cluttering your wrapping supplies, and create a pretty tablescape in no time. Here, bits of green ribbon in varying hues work together as a funky and fun alternative to an ordinary tablecloth.

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    In Place

    Spruce up a plain-Jane place mat with lengths of colorful ribbon. The two types of ribbon used to embellish this place mat feature hues that complement the bold colors featured on the dishware. Use fabric glue to affix the strips of ribbon to the mat.

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    Sitting Pretty

    Breathe new life into a tired chair with this creative ribbon project. To re-create the look, remove the seat cushion and weave layers of ribbon over the top of the cushion. Secure the ends underneath the cushion with nails, glue, or heavy-duty tape. When you're pleased with the placement of the ribbons, place drops of fabric glue on the underside of the ribbons to secure.

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    Sheer View

    A collection of ribbon scraps and a metal tension rod are all you'll need to re-create this wispy window treatment. Simply gather an assortment of lengths of ribbon (we chose sheer pastel fabrics) and tie them to the top of the tension rod. The pieces can be easily switched out as decorating tastes and trends change.

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    Dear Diary

    Use this snappy project to add character to a plain journal. Simply glue one end of the ribbon (any pattern or color will do) to the bar on the buckle and wrap around the journal and through the buckle, snipping a hole for the prong. Use a no-fray product to keep the hole and ribbon end from fraying.

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    All Tied Up

    When curtain panels won't fit or aren't necessary, try a simple rectangular valence to add softness and a splash of color. Use lengths of coordinating ribbon to tie it up and add dimension.

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    Beautiful Accents

    Lengths of shimmering gold ribbon used on objects throughout this office space add oodles of character. Affix bits of ribbon to the top and bottom of a plain lampshade to add stylish flair. Use the same ribbon around the base of a slipcover to tie the whole look together.

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