13 Ways to Craft With Ribbon

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Life Is a Party


Almost everyone has extra rolls of ribbon in their home. Although the first thing that people associate ribbon with is gift wrapping, there are many other ways to repurpose those leftover bits and pieces of fabric.

It is possible to turn ribbon into hairbows, wall art, and even a chandelier. The following 13 ribbon craft projects will show you how to transform colorful strips of fabric into cute craft projects.

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    Ribbon Flowers

    ribbon flower
    Megan Graney

    Have any scrap ribbon and buttons leftover from a sewing project? Turn them into these adorable, easy-to-make ribbon flowers at no extra cost to you. These look great adorned to headbands, bags, or even as magnets. Or, spend a crafternoon with kids and make a whole bunch.

    Ribbon Flowers from The Spruce Crafts

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    Ribbon Wreath

    ribbon wreath

    This pretty wreath is perfect for winter and holiday decor. You can switch up the ribbon and flowers for a spring or summer wreath as well. We love how simple this craft is—even your kids can help you assemble for a fun crafternoon.

    Ribbon Wreath from The Spruce Crafts

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    Ribbon Tassel Keychain

    ribbon tassel key chain
    Brooklyn Berry Designs

    A ribbon tassel keychain is a perfect project for using up all those leftover bits of ribbon you don't want to throw away because you love the design so much. Just attach the ribbon strands to a metal ring, and you will have a pretty keychain that you'll always be able to find in your purse.

    Ribbon Tassel Keychain from Brooklyn Berry Designs

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    Ribbon Embroidery

    Ribbon Embroidery Bouquet
    Mollie Johanson

    If you have a knack for needlecrafts, you have to try your hand at this embroidery technique. Use ribbon instead of string to create a stunning textured flower bouquet.

    Embroidered Ribbon Bouquet from The Spruce Crafts

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    Ribbon Heart Hair Bow

    heart ribbon hairbow
    Hair Bow Center

    Weave red and pink ribbons into a heart and wear it as a hair bow. Although this ribbon hair bow was originally made for Valentine's day, we think it would look sweet on a little girl at any time of the year.

    Ribbon Heart Hair Bow from Hair Bow Center

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    DIY Sunglasses Storage & Display Organizer

    ribbon sunglass storage project
    Heather in Heals

    Display and organize your sunglasses with this innovative frame and ribbon craft. Attach a piece of stylish fabric to the back of a picture frame, then hot glue ribbon in place to insert your sunglasses. You will have both storage and style for your glasses in less than thirty minutes.

    DIY Sunglasses Storage & Display Organizer from Heather in Heels

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    Recycle an Old Lampshade Into a Chandelier

    ribbon chandelier

    Do you have an old lampshade that has seen better days? Recycle it into a beautiful ribbon chandelier. This repurposed shade is so pretty you will want to make more! Why not make one as a decoration for your next bridal shower or even as wedding decor?

    Recycle an Old Lampshade Into a Chandelier from Shabbyfufu

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    30-Minute Farmhouse Wreath for Under $10

    farmhouse ribbon wreath
    DIY Beautify

    Chip and Joanna Gaines made the farmhouse design style popular with their HGTV show Fixer Upper. Make a farmhouse style wreath for your front door from wired canvas ribbon.  Joanna Gaines would surely approve of it. It's easy and costs less than $10 to make. We all love that.

    30-Minute Farmhouse Wreath for Under $10 from DIY Beautify

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    Ribbon Wall Hanging

    ribbon wall hanging
    Life Is a Party

    If you are a fan of bohemian-style home decor, then this project is for you. Knot neutral or pastel-colored ribbons in a row onto a branch. Vary the length of the ribbons so that you have a point in the middle of the wall hanging. Attach old keys, beads or jewels onto the fabric strips to add interest. What a thrifty and creative way to make wall decor for your home.

    Ribbon Wall Hanging from Life Is a Party

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    Christmas Ribbon Star Ornaments

    Christmas ribbon star ornament
    Fiona Carter

    This beautiful ribbon Christmas star is inspired by a traditional Danish paper craft with a twist. Instead of using paper strips, swap them out with ribbon to make this delightful ornament for your tree. The Christmas star looks exceptionally pretty with red and white striped ribbon but would be lovely in another color as well.

    Christmas Ribbon Star Ornaments from Living on the Crafty Side of Life

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    Sunflower Wreath With Ribbon Rose Center

    ribbon sunflower wreath
    Trendy Tree

    Welcome your guests with an oversized cheery sunflower wreath hanging on your front door. Paper mesh and burlap ribbon magically become a big beautiful sunflower. A lovely way to bring good cheer and sunshine to all who enter your home.

    Sunflower Wreath With Ribbon Rose Center Tutorial from Trendy Tree

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    Textile Bracelet

    ribbon textile bracelet

    Channel your inner flower child with this gorgeous bracelet created from memory wire, ribbon and beads. It is a beautiful handmade piece of jewelry that is so unique. You will want to make this as a gift for your "artsy" friends. They will love it.

    Textile Bracelet Tutorial from Umelecky

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    DIY Discount: Miu Miu Lace-Up Ballet Flats Hack

    lace up ballet flat craft
    Homemade Banana

    Miu Miu lace-up ballet flats are quite trendy, but also quite expensive. A pair costs over $600. Many of us can't afford shoes that costly, but still want to be fashionable. Homemade Banana to the rescue. Make an affordable version of those pricey shoes and be on-trend. It's easy. You can then go out and buy more craft supplies with all the money you saved. 

    DIY Discount: Miu Miu Lace-Up Ballet Flats from Homemade Banana

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