So, we bought a frame from Ikea to put one of our wedding photos in and during a past move my hubby stepped on it and broke the glass. Great. Well, I held on to it for the last 2 years trying to think of something to do with it. I spotted some cute ribbon boards at Pottery Barn for $55 (board plus rod) and thought why spend all that money when I have all the supplies at home?!
1 - frame - any size
1 - hot glue gun
4 - glue sticks
1 - pair of scissors
1 - ruler or tape measure
ribbon - any color or size (I used 3/8" in light pink.)
fabric - slightly larger than frame (I used an old linen scrap I got on sale.)
First make sure bubba is secure in swing. Check.
Get your frame. This is an old one without the glass. You won't need the glass anyway.
Take it apart. Put the mat aside (if it came with one). You'll be working with the board.
Cut out the fabric slightly larger than the board. Don't bother measuring. Just eyeball it.
Get your hot glue gun ready. I use the smaller one on high.
Also, invest in the silicone pad. It catches all the drips and the glue just peels right off!
Pull the fabric taut and glue into place.
Cut the corners so you get a nice edge. You can skip this step.
But if you do it, it looks nice. No one will see this so it doesn't really matter.
If you did it nice and taut it will look smooth like this.
Check up on bubba and see what he's up to.
Cut and place your ribbon out on your board where ever you want it.
Some people go vertical and horizontal.
I wanted to go diagonal at 3" apart.
Hot glue the ribbon to the back of the board. Pull it really tight to get a good fit.
Cut and place ribbon again going the other way. Weave it in and out.
Meaning, go over, under, over, under.
When you're done it should look like this.
If your frame came with a mat, go ahead and glue it to the back to just make it even more secure.
You don't have to do this, but I had the extra mat so why not.
Put the frame back on with no glass.
Tada! You're done. Now put your favorite cards or photos in there for a nice decorative look.
And there, using stuff I already had, I just saved myself $55. You can buy the same frame at Ikea or I bet you could find some really cheap ones at a garage sale, antique shop or Goodwill. They even make spray paint that will cover just about any material out there. Have fun!
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