20 Uses for Ribbon


(Original story was published on Thursday September 24, 2015, on HGTV.ca.)

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Mobile for Kid’s Room
Gather a collection of ribbons in various colours and textures and create a pretty mobile for a kid’s room. Hang it above him/her bed, reading chair, or play area for a pretty touch.
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Baby Mobile
Elevate your baby’s room with this handmade mobile, made out of short, various ribbons in a variety of pastel hues.
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Outdoor Mobile
Sticking to the mobile trend, gather a rainbow-bright collection of ribbon and create a stunning statement piece for any garden party or outdoor event.
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Light Fixtures
Amp up your light fixtures with a few thick strands of ribbon. We love these as a great way to brighten up your dinner party al fresco.
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Wedding Back Drop
Create a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding ceremony with a bunch of pretty ribbons in your theme colours.
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Wedding Photo Booth Backdrop
Or, create a brighter, bolder option to act as the backdrop to a photo booth station.
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ribbons garland
Instead of your typical tissue paper garland, create this fun and super easy version out of ribbons in various colours.
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Wall Art
Strategically gather ribbons in specific colours to create a fun piece of wall art to mimic your country’s national flag.
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Ribbons Wands
Make a fun, super easy toy for the kids to twirl around outside or in, simply by attaching ribbons to wooded sticks.
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Ribbons Rings
For another toy for the kids, have them create these simple ribbon rings, which also make great outdoor decorations when they catch the breeze.
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Only a few, thin pieces of ribbon are needed for this handy craft: Make bookmarks with a single piece of ribbon and a few beads.
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Elastic Bookmarks
Alternatively, you can create sturdier bookmarks that are ideal for heavy textbooks, with ribbon, hair elastics, and buttons.
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Hair Bows
Instead of just tying a ribbon in your child’s hair, tie bows out of pretty ribbons and attach to hair clips, for a fun, different way to sport bows.
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Flower Crown
Whether you’re headed to a garden party, wedding or music fest, flower crowns are seriously trending right now. Use a long piece of ribbon as the base that you can easily and gently tie around your head.
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Whip up a few flowers out of pretty pieces of ribbon, and use them to update clothing, accessories, or party decor.
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French Board
Looking for a new DIY craft to lend a pretty hand to your quarters? Create your own French Board out of fabric, ribbon, buttons, and a cork board.
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ribbons lampshade

Take your lampshade to new heights by updating it with strips of your favourite ribbon.
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ribbons weights

Give weights the glam treatment by covering them in pretty strips of ribbon.
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Fall Wreath
Take a break from your typical leafy fall wreath, and opt for a DIY version, featuring ribbons in various rustic hues.
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Ribbons Wreath
Or, create a wreath for any occasion, with a variety of ribbons in more everyday shades.
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