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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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  4. Hedwig Ndokosho says:

    Dear Briana

    We are a small publishing company based in Namibia (South West Africa).
    Currently we are developing educational material for the Senior Primary Phase.
    We are devoted to providing quality affordable educational material to schools in the different parts of the country especially to rural areas where children hardly have access to proper textbooks, computer labs, or teachers.

    I am currently working on the Home Ecology grade 5-7, a book designed to assist learners in becoming entrepreneurs via creating products with their hands (craftwork), as well as general home economics etiquette.
    I would thus like to request your permission to use an image found on your blog, of a ribbon made pillow.
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Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...


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