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Hello, readers. It’s a stormy Monday, or at least it is here in New York, and my outlook has taken a nosedive as a result. It’s the kind of day that’s really only good for a few things, but since an afternoon nap isn’t in the cards for me, crafts it is! I just came upon a stash of assorted ribbon that I’ve socked away from hair accessories, gift wrapping, clothing and other crafty endeavors. So, my mission is clear: To find ribbon crafts that anyone can make to brighten up a rainy day. Start with this accented shower curtain, check out Farima’s delightful find, and then move on to the stunners I spotted on Pinterest

ribbon centerpiece


I think this colorful ribbon centerpiece by Victoria Hudgins of A Subtle Revelry was meant to be hung over a party table, but I’d absolutely hang it over my kitchen table. Every day should feel this festive and fun!

ribbon mantel

Just when I thought I’d seen every possible way you could style a mantel, I found this setup by Yelena Johnson of The Stylish Soiree from an elegant San Francisco wedding on Green Wedding Shoes. The ribbon streamers echo the heart lockets hanging in the frame above and create a romantic, yet whimsical vibe. It’s a perfect way to add interest to your fireplace in the summertime when it’s not seeing a lot of love.

ribbon wreath

If you’re the kind of crafter that has a whole table or room dedicated to projects, you probably also have tons of leftover ribbon. Consider this clever repurposed ribbon wreath from Scrapbooks Etc. — it’s decor AND an organization solution all in one.

ribbon pillow

There’s no such thing as too many throw pillows, as far as I’m concerned. This ribbon pillow from Disney FamilyFun is easy enough for kids to take on, which means it’s easy enough for me to take on. (No sewing required, baby!)

ribbon rainbow craft
If your little MacGyvers are still too young to tackle the ribbon pillow, grab some cotton balls, paper plates and glue for the streamer rainbows as seen on Mom’s Crafty Space. If Heidi’s boys are any indication, rainy day boredom doesn’t stand a chance against this craft.

Which ribbon craft would cheer you up on a rainy day? And do you have any craft material suggestions for this MacGyver? Leave your ideas in the comments below — I could pick your object next!

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