Picture of Creating A Picture Ribbon Board (O'Connor)
These instructions offer a simple, step by step guideline on how to create your own picture ribbon board. Picture ribbon boards are commonly used to display pictures, but can also be used to display greeting cards, ticket stubs, little posters, or a combination of everything into a collage. Picture ribbon boards can be hung on a wall or set up on a table. They can also be designed in a variety of ways. The fabric and ribbon you choose is up to you. The different combinations can be based off of your school colors, favorite sports team, or to match present decor in a room. Creating your picture ribbon board will take you approximately an hour and materials should be purchased or gathered ahead of time. You don't need technical ability to complete this project, just creativity. In a short while, the picture ribbon board will be completed, and you will have a creative picture holder to display your pictures.
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Step 1: Supplies

Staple Gun
Pen or Marker (not shown in picture)
Measuring Tape (not shown in picture)
2' x 2' 1/2 thick plywood (one side finished Burch) or any 2' by 2' sturdy light board
40 PC Thumbtacks (any finish or design)
8/9" x 19' Ribbon (any color or colors)
48" x 37" Batting
36" x 36" Fabric (any color or print)

Step 2:

Take plywood and lay, smooth side up, on working surface.

Step 3:

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Fold batting in half and lay on smooth side of board.

Step 4:

Line batting up with corners of board.

Step 5:

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Flip board over with batting to prepare for cutting.

Step 6:

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Cut off any extra batting from the edges of the board with your scissors. Warning: Always use your scissors with care.

Step 8:

Place chosen fabric over the board and batting, leaving 2 - 2 1/2" of fabric past the board on each side. (If you line up two sides and one corner with the fabric, in the next step you will have less cutting.)
philbert95 made it!1 year ago

Great Instructable.

Easy to follow steps, some handy tips. It turned out great!!

Just a few things to note:

Not sure what thickness of batting you used, but i was kind of overwhelmed by choice in the store and got 1/8". On reflection 1/4 or more would've been better.

I only ended up using around 17' of ribbon, it came on an 18' roll which was nice.

I only ended up using only 12 thumb tacks ( i used decorative nails instead for the white color)