I think this counts as housewares but someone can move it if I am wrong.
So like a couple years ago i bought the standard wooden boxes from ikea (now im wishing i had taken a before picture but i'm sure everyone knows what i am talking about.) and left them plain and full of junk until recently, when i decided to paint them. lacking painting skills, i thought it would be more fun to weave ribbons on the front and here is the result:
i finished the outside edges but running black ribbon all around it:
and the inside is a little messy but it looks like this:
sorry about the blurry pictures.
basically, i glued strips or the colored ribbon on one edge of the box and the white ribbon along the bottom of the box. the colored ribbon was wider so i put the strips right next to each other but the white ribbon was thinner so i spaced them out. then i wove them together and glued them down on the other sides of the box (all the colored ones first, then the white ones and then i went back and re-glued any of the ribbons that came loose or needed to be adjusted). then i glued the black ribbon all the way around, cut of any ribbon that went past the black ribbon and glued black ribbon to the front of it because i didn't really like how the plain wood was showing on the front.
If i had done it all at once it wouldnt have taken that long (the longest part is weaving the ribbons together) but i kind of spread it out over a number of weeks.
tell me what you think!