This month Heidi challenged us to craft something with ribbon! I spent quite a bit of time trying to think of some clever, out of the ordinary, project to try using ribbon. However, when it came right down to it I realized I have many homemade ribbon projects I have made or used throughout this month.
Here's a list of the different ways we've put decorative ribbon to good use:
Replying: Thank You Note
Relaxing: Felt Play Mat
This quiet play activity was made by sewing a piece of felt to the inside of a decorated vinyl placemat. I sewed the ribbons in on one edge. The mat rolls up (with pieces inside) and ties together. The vinyl makes for easy clean up! To make fun felt play pieces I printed digital designs on photo paper and attached them to a felt backing. You could also do this with stickers.
Remembering: Birthday Cards
I am a collector. I have a really difficult time throwing things away. Even, or should I say especially, birthday cards. After each of the kid's birthdays I compile their cards into small books. I put a hole punch in the top of each card and design a cover card with their age.
Each of the cards is then tied together with a ribbon.
The kids love to go back and look at all their special cards from each year.
Repurposing: Key Ring & Coaster Mini-Album
The kids and I just did this project this week. It was fun to make designs using our button collection. We glued them to our ribbon of choice with Zip Dry glue If I were still teaching I would love to make these with my students for them to give their moms for Mother's Day.