When it comes to choosing which materials to use in our crafting processes, we tend to go in phases where we have new favourites here and there and we binge on them a little bit. That might sound unconventional, but we’ve actually found that this has helped us learn all kinds of different techniques, which makes us much more diverse crafters! Lately, our number one crafting love has been working with ribbons, so we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for awesome DIY ribbon projects that we’ve never tried before.
If you’re feeling just as interested in the idea of making awesome ribbon crafts as we have been, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!
1. Advanced satin ribbon floral wall hanging
Are you actually quite experienced indeed in working with ribbon and you’re also the kind of patient person who adores very delicate and detailed crafts? In that case, we think you just might be the perfect person to give this stunning floral ribbon wall hanging outlined step by step on Vinni’s Craft Ideas a try! They outlined the instructions for gathering and pinching the ribbon just right to make all the cute little flowers.
2. Custom gift ribbons
Were you actually searching for ribbon crafts in hopes that you’d come across something nice and decorative that you can not only share with others but that’s also kid-friendly enough to make with your little ones? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Kid Spot made these customized gift ribbons that they hand decorated with simple markers or felt pens!
3. DIY ribbon sensory box for babies
When our kids were very little, they’d get their tiny fingers into essentially anything within their reach. While we loved that they were exploring and learning about function and texture, we were also constantly paranoid that they’d get into something they shouldn’t and hurt themselves. That’s why we thought this ribbon based sensory box craft outlined with all kinds of cool, creative detail on Simple Fun for Kids was such a good idea! The ribbons give your baby all kinds of things to pull on and fiddle with in a way that’s educational and safe.
4. Fun ribbon wands
Like our kids, are your kids always the most enthusiastic about crafting when you’re helping them make something that they can continue to use or play with once the DIY process is finished? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll have just as much success as we did with this fantastic tutorial from Alpha Mom that teaches you nice and simply how to make a ribbon wand like the kind a rhythmic gymnast might use! Our kids have been twirling with theirs ever since we helped them make some last week.
5. Wire and ribbon rainbow cloud
Maybe you’re the kind of person who loves making DIY wall art and you love the idea of using ribbons in that process but you’re just not sure that the floral ribbon wall hanger we showed you earlier on our list is quite the choice for you? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Dream a Little Bigger made this colourful but still minimalist looking rain cloud and rainbow using silver crafting wire and differently coloured ribbons!
6. Curly ribbon hair bows
When you started thinking about the idea of making something from ribbons, was the idea of creating your very own hair ribbons the very first thing that came to mind? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at how She Knows created this lovely, colourful hair ribbon that really adds some bounce to any hairstyle! Their tutorial shows you how to curl and layer it perfectly.
7. Motor skills ribbon pull board
Are you actually still feeling quite intrigued by the sensory play box we showed you a little earlier but your baby is slightly older and more interested in sitting, standing, and climbing now, so you’re looking for something even more interactive but still along those lines? In that case, we think you might get along a little better with something like this tutorial from Still Playing School that shows you how to create a larger standing ribbon pull board that’s great for working on motor activity.
8. Dancing ribbon rings
Were you actually pretty intrigued by the concept of making something like the ribbon wand we showed you earlier but you can’t help wondering whether you might make a version that involves even more ribbon than what you saw there? In that case, we’d be willing to bet that these awesome rainbow dancing ribbon rings outlined step by simple step on Buggy and Buddy might be right up your alley!
9. Easy ribbon and button headband
Are you actually still thinking about how much you liked the idea of making some kind of adorable ribbon based hair accessory but you’re just not sure that the curly concept we showed you a little earlier on our list will actually stay fastened in your child’s hair? Then perhaps you’d get along a little better with something like this adorable ribbon and button hairband outlined nice and simply on Craft Passion!
10. Ribbon and button elastic bookmarks
If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make something from scratch using ribbons, would you actually rather create something a little more practical that you might use more often, maybe even on a daily basis? In that case, we’d totally encourage you to take a look at how Sparkles of Sunshine used ribbon, small hair ties, and cute heart buttons to create these stretchy bookmarks that will hold your page in your novel very well indeed (and look cute doing it).
11. Popsicle stick and ribbon weaving looms
Are you the kind of DIY enthusiast who adores doing weaving based crafts and projects to the point that you’re hoping to get your kids involved in learning how to do so as well? Then we think you’ll really appreciate the way Buggy and Buddy used popsicle sticks, string, and a basket of short ribbon pieces to make a beginner’s weaving activity that’s totally child friendly!
12. DIY Kanzashi beetles from satin ribbon
Just in case you’re actually still scrolling through our list looking for something a little more challenging and that will require a little more time and concentration but you’re not so sure that the floral wall hanging really appeals to you, here’s a fantastic ribbon and beading alternative for your consideration! Creativities guides you step by careful step through the process of making these impressive and delicate looking Kanzashi beetles from smooth satin and seed beads.
13. Plastic bottle and curled ribbon flower vase
Of course, there are all kinds of ribbon out there and satin ones aren’t the only kind you can make really cool things with! Just in case you’re also interested in using the plastic gift ribbon you’ve had stashed away for far too long, here’s a tutorial that shows you how to upcycle that and a plastic bottle! Get the full details for making this layered ribbon floral vase on Art and Craft.
14. DIY satin ribbon and pearl flowers
Whether you’re making them with the intention of turning them into hair clips, magnets, clothing embellishments, or something else entirely, these adorable satin ribbon and pearl flowers outlined in clear detail on Srujana TV are something we think any floral craft lover and ribbon enthusiast should try their hand at!
15. Ribbon scrap and branch wall hanging
Just in case you’re still scrolling through our list hoping to find some kind of beautiful ribbon base wall hanging to make but none of the options we’ve shown you have quite kept your attention yet, here’s an awesome alternative that’s great if you have all different kinds of pretty, delicate, and neutrally coloured ribbons to work with! Take a better look at Life is A Party to see how they used satin, canvas, and lace ribbon tied to a branch to make a wall hanging that’s beautifully Boho chic!
Have you made other kinds of fantastic ribbon crafts that you were very happy with indeed but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!