September 3, 2016

Colorful Ribbon Wall Art

Since we moved to our current home a couple years ago, I've been constantly decorating and redecorating. I've changed the theme of our master bathroom three times! Most recently, I decided that I wanted a colorful bathroom after coming across a cute shower curtain and its colorful matching accessories. I also remembered some wall art I saw while watching a show on one of my favorite channels, HGTV. I can't remember which show it was on, but I did snap a picture of it for inspiration.

I thought this was such an awesome decor idea, so I made my own version. I believe the ones on the show were created using old window panes. I don't have any of those, so I used old canvas frames that I didn't want anymore.

Sometimes I try to paint. I'm not an artist, but darn it, I try! So these painted canvases were in our old bedroom and matched our bedroom's old color scheme of red, black, white, and gray. I spelled out the word LOVE. I didn't take a picture of the V and E. 

I removed the canvases from the wooden frames.

I painted the frames using colors from my new shower curtain. And I gathered a bunch of ribbon.

These ribbons are my faves! They give me a bohemian vibe.

So I used my glue gun to attach the ribbon to the wooden frames.

I attached about 6 rows of ribbon horizontally and vertically. I weaved the ribbons.

I like the different textures of the ribbons. Some are lacy. Some are leathery, and some are glittery!

After attaching the ribbons, I decided to add decorative nails using my new tiny hammer. Isn't it cute?! Since the frames are upcycled, they are not perfect, and I even cracked one while using my tiny hammer. But that's okay. I feel it gives them a little bit of a chic shabbiness... 

And here are the results:

on the wall in our master bathroom...

Here's my colorful bathroom! I even added color to this driftwood wall art I found at TJ Maxx!


  1. Anonymous9/05/2016

    so fun, love the aqua one! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  2. Monroe, I reallly like this idea. It is so fun and colorful. Just perfect for the bathroom and it matches the whole fun vibe. I tried to do this once using a giant pizza box. lol. I had covered it in fabric and then passed the ribbons around it. Your idea is much nicer.

    1. Thanks, Mary! I may do this again. I have more canvases. This was such a fun project.

  3. Oh this is just too cute! Love the idea!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    1. Thanks so much Jessica! I'll check it out!