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Simple Ribbon Art

Are you an artist? Or at least a lover of art? Or maybe you are like me and just really appreciate art, because I lack the ability to even draw a stick figure that my kiddos can recognize as such! I barely passed any art class I had to take and purposely avoided any that was by choice. I really struggle in the artist category but our sweet friend Michele from The Scrap Shoppe is a master and today’s project is one of her masterful projects that she is rockin! In fact, this adorable Ribbon Art is something that I think I can even do and actually can’t wait to try in lots of different shapes for all sorts of different occasions! This Ribbon Art is so much fun and so very, very fabulous! Enjoy!

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Hi there! I’m Michele from The Scrap Shoppe, and I’m excited to be back on the The Ribbon Retreat blog to share this fun idea for ribbon. You’ve seen string art, I’m sure. It’s been pretty popular for the last couple of years for creating unique wall art. I’m calling this project “Ribbon Art.” It’s the same concept, minus all those nails and hammering. And the color is so much bolder!

Today I’m going to show you how I made this geometric heart ribbon art.

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Supplies:
Canvas (9×12)
1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (colors: Dark Coral, Hot Pink, Creamsicle, Lime, Aquamarine, Dark Orchid)
Eyelet Punch
Double-Sided Tape
Geometric Heart Pattern

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I’m a little obsessed with geometric hearts lately. This is actually my second project with this type of pattern. Geometric shapes are super trendy right now.

The geometric heart file available for download is sized to fit the back side of a 9×12″ canvas. Trim the paper so it will sit within the frame, face up. Tape it down as needed so it won’t shift.

If you’re a scrapbooker, you’re familiar with an eyelet punch. If you don’t know what that is, you can find them in your local craft store in the scrapbooking section or on Amazon. Use the largest eyelet punch in the set and punch holes in every corner of the heart.

Go back and make extra holes along the lines of the heart for extra places to thread the ribbon through later.

When you flip the canvas over you should see a heart pattern full of holes.

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The pattern on the front of the canvas is now reversed from the original heart pattern. Flip the paper over to the back and color in the different sections with the colors you plan to use. This will act as a guide while you thread the ribbon.

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Use a strong double-sided tape to tape down the end of the ribbon on the back of the canvas. I didn’t want to use a wet adhesive in case it left a dark mark that could be seen through the canvas.

Begin threading the ribbon within it’s quadrant in the geometric heart. Keep the pattern random, but try not to leave any huge gaps. I also avoided threading along the border of each quadrant.

Continue doing the same with all of the ribbon colors.

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I love how it turned out! This is a great project to set up then catch up on your DVR while you do the threading.

Isn’t it fun the amazing things a little ribbon can make?


Ok…really???? That is pure amazing and awesome and just plain WOW! I mean seriously Michele…so, so much fun! I can’t wait to make one for Valentine’s Day, Summer and in so many other fun colors. I absolutely LOVE stars and think that a Star Ribbon Art would be great in red, white and blue for the 4th of July. EEEKKKK! I can’t wait to become an artist and create something my kiddos will actually recognize! Thank you for the inspiration!
For more crafty inspiration by this talented lady, make sure to check out her blog The Scrap Shoppe!

Michele is exactly right…everything looks better and is funner with ribbon! Here are a few more fabulous projects that are made better and it’s cuteness factor raised to an entirely new level due to RIBBON!

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