A couple of years ago, I made a French ribbon board. My office has changed looks a lot since then, but one thing has stayed, my french ribbon board. I love it...
Fast foreword to yesterday. I needed some Goodwill therapy and look at what was waiting for me.
And what could be more perfect for my sewing room than to use than the Moda ribbons I have been collecting to make a french ribbon board. Woot!
I confess, I imagined I was demonstrating a Moda Bake Shop project...
and then got over myself. *grin*
First up was to transform the green frame into white. Spray paint has become a new best friend in recent weeks. While the frame was drying I began on the board itself.
My first decision was what fabric to use to cover the board. I briefly entertained the thought of using some of my Moda fabric I have tucked away, but quickly dismissed that idea. I can always change my mind later, but the thought of using such pretty fabric on the board and then covering it with pictures and such, seemed silly. I also wanted the ribbons to stand out and not get lost on pretty, yet busy, fabric, so I settled on a light pink bed sheet salvaged from, where else, Goodwill.
I didn't have quite enough of the Moda ribbons, even after removing it from my Tula Pink Plume jelly roll and my Chloe's Closet Happy Daisy fat quarter bundle I had tucked away. (Sorry about the blurriness of my picture.)
I purchased some 1" cotton twill, folded it in half and sewed a decorative stitch down the center.
It took some time to get the placement just right.
Once all the ribbons found their place and were secured with staples, I added the simple furniture tacks to the places where the ribbons cross.
Replaced the newly painted frame and it's done! The project cost less than $15. Gotta love that!
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