Easy DIY Decorating Ideas Using Ribbon


After being away last week, a weekend trip to see our oldest daughter, and heading into NYC for an event today – my mind is still in August vacation mode.

Instead of a new project today,  I rounded up some easy decorating ideas using ribbon that I have posted about since I started my blog. I love ribbon. It is not only pretty and festive… it is cheery, colorful, and affordable. You can do so much more with it than wrap a package or tie in your hair…

…plus…No sewing involved!


Embellish a newly painted piece of furniture with a color coordinated ribbon.  For this stool, I attached a piece of ribbon using decorative thumbtacks I bought at Lowes. Ribbon and Nail Head Trim

I have a few friends who love to do this when and if you are like them you will enjoy.

For this Ribbon Accented Furniture , I used glue dots to attach the ribbon to the flat section on a table.

How to make your own trim for curtains

Do you like the look of decorative trim on your drapes, tablecloths, and or pillows but not the price?  Did you know that you can simply make your own using ribbon?   DIY Ribbon Trim for Drapes and Pillows 


I posted this tutorial on how to make the Perfect Ribbon Bow a few years ago. I learned how to make one when I worked in retail display.

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Add some color to the edge of shelving units to add a elegant detail.  Ribbon Trimmed Shelves


If you have a key in your home that you don’t want to get lost – make a Ribbon Key Tassel for it.

Ribbon memo board

This  Ribbon Memo Board is so easy to make. I hung mine on the inside of a cabinet for hidden, but a convenient place to keep memos handy.

Lamp-shade-with ribbon added

Add color instantly to a plain lampshade. Ribbon Embellished Lamp 

Do you have any way you like to use ribbon in decorative ways around your house?


  1. Sheryll & Critters. says

    These are all so clever and beautiful. And even I can do these and have most of them. I still want to make the key tassel……. keep forgetting that one.

    • Terri says

      They say great minds think alike, and with the sale of my home over, I have been wondering how to redecorate on a shoe string budget. What did I come up with? Ribbons made of all different substances and textures to give my old stuff a new look in it’s new surroundings. Thank you so much for adding to the list of what/who/where I had begun. I love it!!!!!!!!!

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