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« on: May 10, 2008 09:07:37 PM »

I made this for my Mom for mother's day, the ribbons are in the colors shes going to paint the living room. Here's how to make it.

Heavy fabric
A frame - I used the kind you buy at the craft store to pull canvas over for paintings.
Thumb tacks
Sewing Machine
Hot Glue Gun

Step One: Pin the ribbon on the fabric. I eyeballed it and used a ruler to double check the spacing. Don't pin too close to the edges of the fabric, because you'll be sewing along them.

Step Two: Sew across the edges of the ribbon. Go over each one a couple of times so they are secure. They'll have to be tight to hold photos. Don't remove pins.

Step Three: Sew on the buttons. I used 13 and my sewing machine to sew them on. I also tacked them in place before sewing using a tiny dab of hot gule. Don't remove your pins until done.

Step Four: Attach fabric to assembled frame. I used thumb tacks, and then glued around them using my hot gule gun. I did this for both long sides. You want it to be tight!

Step Five: Fold in the fabric and glue it down like your wrapping a present with paper and don't want messy corners. Then glue along the other two sides like in Step Four. You want it to be tight!

Now you're all done!

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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2008 09:16:29 PM »

Cute! Thanks for solving the idea of what to make my friend for her birthday. Dont know why I didnt think of it before....

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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2008 03:25:33 PM »

Totally cool! I really like it!

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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2008 05:11:50 AM »

I once did a board like that using a big piece of cardboard rather than a frame...I stapled the fabric and ribbon to the backside, so I didn't ave to sew it.
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