Ribbon boards can be used to display everything from your treasured photos, to original ribbon art in a collage, or can be used as a dream or vision board featuring pictures and inspirational quotes that represent your dreams and the type life you want to live. Here are tips on how you can make a ribbon vision board in two hours or less:
- Staple gun
- Sturdy 24-inch square wood board
- Measuring tape
- Approximately 40 thumbtacks
- 19-feet of 1/2-inch ribbon
- 48-inch square piece of batting
- 36-inch square of fabric
Lay the piece of wood flat on your work surface. Fold your batting in half, then place it centered on your board. Use scissors to cut off any excess batting hanging over the edges of the board.
Place your piece of fabric centered on top of the batting. Flip the board over so that the batting and fabric side of it is facing down. Pull the fabric over one side of the board, and use a staple gun to secure it to the back of it. Repeat this step for the remaining three sides. Cut off any excess fabric.
Use a measuring tape to measure 4-inches down from each corner and mark with a dot. You should have a total of eight dots.
Cut four 30-inch pieces of ribbon. These pieces of ribbon will go on each corner from side to side on the dots you made in step three.
Put one end of a ribbon on the far side of the dot from the corner. Secure it with staples. Make sure that half of the staple is on the ribbon and the other half is on the fabric. Pull and secure the other end of this ribbon on the opposite corner. Repeat this step for the other three pieces of ribbon.
Use a measuring tape and marker to make dots at 11-inches from each corner on each side. You should have eight dots.
Cut four 18 1/2-inch long pieces of ribbon. These pieces of ribbon will go on each corner from side to side on the dots that were made in step six.
Put one end of a ribbon on the far side of the dot from the corner, and secure it in place with staples. Make sure that half of each staple is on the fabric and the other half is on the ribbon. Use a staple gun to secure the other end of this ribbon on the opposite corner. Repeat this step for the remaining three pieces of ribbon.
At each intersection where the ribbons cross over each other, put a thumbtack for stability. You can use a hammer to push in each thumbtack into the wood board.
You can now place whatever you want in the ribbons. If you want to secure your ribbon vision board to a wall, you can use either removable wall strips to hang it or drill into the wall for mounting.
Put your creation in an area of your home where you’ll easily be able to see it as a conversation piece or as a daily reminder of the important things.