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There are plenty of things to do with your leftover ribbons. While the common misconception is that they’re only useful when wrapping presents, ribbons are incredibly adaptable; you can use them in a variety of home projects. If you have more ribbon around your house than you know what to do with, get those creative juices flowing with a DIY ribbon home décor project or two.
Hang Wall Décor
One way to use your extra ribbon is to give it a new purpose. By tying your stronger ribbons to various wall decorations, you can display them while hiding that ugly nail in the wall. This is probably one of the easiest DIY projects that you can do with ribbon. Once you find a pattern that matches the room’s color scheme, it only takes a few minutes of tying the ribbon together to complete the project.
Line Curtains and Pillows
If you want to breathe new life into your plain-colored curtains and pillows, add a splash of color with new trim. Only limited by your imagination, you can add a unique design or create a new color scheme for your existing fabrics to make them all your own. It’s amazing what kind of effect a little bit of ribbon can have on your once dull fabrics—making them pop before your very eyes and complementing the rest of the room.
Rim Lamp Shades and Shelves
Just like you can add new trim to your fabric décor, a ribbon can also enhance the visual appeal of your furniture. If you’re looking to emphasize your bedside lamps with a new design, it’s as easy as lining the rims of the lampshade with the ribbon of your choice. Whether you choose to do one rim or both, the possibilities are endless.
You may not have thought it, but you can spruce up your shelves with a bit of ribbon too. If you’re looking to give your plain shelves a little splash of color, using no-damage picture-hanging strips to line them with ribbon will give you the perfect complement to what you have displayed.
Create New Décor
One of the best things about having excess ribbon is that you can create new things with it as well as amplify the appeal of already existing items. From fashion accessories to decorations, ribbons are an extremely versatile material to work with. If you’re looking for décor, nothing makes your house a home like a custom-made ribbon wreath. With an endless amount of colors and patterns for you to use, you’re free to create personalized decorations that reflect you and your family.