I am one of those DIY people..so here's my take on some I've seen. I am sure someone else has already thought of this..but it's still mega cute! Not to mention simple! Here's a pic of the finished project:
1 painting canvas (I used a 16x20)
5-6 yards of ribbon (I used aprox. 200 inches..which is just over 5.5 yards, but it depends on how many strips you want)
Acrylic paint (I used three colors: white, lime green and pink)
Don't forget to put something down to protect your table..and don't forget to paint the edges! When I sponge, I always "blot" the sponge on the newspaper to even out the paint. If I don't do that, I'll end up with horrible blobs..not cool!
Amazing how different it looks after adding pink...
Still wasn't enough pink, so I went over it one more time...didn't take a pic though!
While the paint dries, start cutting your ribbons. (After you clean up your mess!) I did 10 ribbons, 20 inches each. (So, you've got to choose which direction you want your "piece of art" to hang first!) I chose 5 ribbons that matched and cut 2 pieces of each.
Once the paint is completely dry, lay out your ribbons and decide the order you'd like them to be in. *THIS IS THE HARD PART*. Hehe..
I turned them all upside down (in order) and layed the canvas upside down on top of them to start the next step. I used my measuring tape and made a mark for every inch on the back of the canvas..then I made sure I had all the ribbons spaced evenly (mine ended up being 2 inches apart). I had a ribbon at 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, and 19 inches. Next..start using the staple gun (yikes!)
Man, this part goes fast..keeping my fingers out of the way!
And I'm done! LOVE IT!!! Oh my, I'm going to have to redo the whole room just to match this thing! :)
My daughter loved it so much that she wanted her picture taken with it (she thought it was her birthday present..she just turned 3).
What age to kids stop making weird faces and just SMILE? My Sweet Pea also made sure the bow she was wearing was displayed on the NEW bow holder! (Which explains her messed up hair! HA!)
Here's another pic of the finished product..just because it's so adorable!
The perfect addition to any "girly girl's" room! Quick and easy! :)
Thanks for looking!