5 Crafts to Give Your Leftover Ribbons a Second Life

Though ribbons are most often used to wrap gifts, there’re many other ways to apply these colorful strips of fabric. In case you are not planning to give any favors in the nearest future, but your drawer is full of leftover ribbon rolls, don’t throw these trims away – we’ve got you covered with five ways to transform your ribbon scraps into fanciful crafts!

Ribbon Chandelier

Do you have an old lampshade or an acrylic chandelier that has been sitting around for years? You can repurpose it into a fanciful ribbon chandelier! All you need is ribbons and matching flowers. Using one of the ribbons, wrap the entire frame. Then, start tying, twisting, and twirling the rest of the ribbons until your DIY chandelier looks “fluffy”. In the end, attach faux blooms and your garden party accessory is ready to make every jaw drop. 

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Ribbon Chandelier

Do you have an old lampshade or an acrylic chandelier that has been sitting around for years? You can repurpose it into a fanciful ribbon chandelier! All you need is ribbons and matching flowers. Using one of the ribbons, wrap the entire frame. Then, start tying, twisting, and twirling the rest of the ribbons until your DIY chandelier looks “fluffy”. In the end, attach faux blooms and your garden party accessory is ready to make every jaw drop. 

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Simple Ribbon Dolls

Got scraps of ribbons and kids? If you’re nodding “yes”, here’s one project you and your kiddos will definitely swoon over – ribbon dolls! You’ll need Duchess Doll Bodies, our butterfly stickers, a hot glue gun, assorted ribbons, lace scraps, and fabric strips. Cut the printables out, cut the ribbons in lengths no longer than a foot, and glue the doll bodies and the ribbons together. Using a piece of ribbon, make a loop and glue it to the back of the figure. Apply some glue to the center of the wings and press them to the loop.

Simple Ribbon Dolls

Got scraps of ribbons and kids? If you’re nodding “yes”, here’s one project you and your kiddos will definitely swoon over – ribbon dolls! You’ll need Duchess Doll Bodies, our butterfly stickers, a hot glue gun, assorted ribbons, lace scraps, and fabric strips. Cut the printables out, cut the ribbons in lengths no longer than a foot, and glue the doll bodies and the ribbons together. Using a piece of ribbon, make a loop and glue it to the back of the figure. Apply some

Ribbon Flower Crown

Do you have no idea of how to accessorize your flower girl’s apparel? Or maybe, your little one is going to have a birthday? Either way, considering this ribbon crown will never hurt, especially since it’s hassle-free and inexpensive.

Using a piece of wire, form a circle that fits your girl’s head. To make a foundation, choose a ribbon, tie it to the crown, and wrap the ribbon around the wire form. Once done, pick several ribbons and make lovely bows, like in this guide. For a more romantic appearance, you can tie long trims on the back section of your crown. Finally, pick several matching flowers and stitch them to the crown using a needle and thread.

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Ribbon Flower Crown

Do you have no idea of how to accessorize your flower girl’s apparel? Or maybe, your little one is going to have a birthday? Either way, considering this ribbon crown will never hurt, especially since it’s hassle-free and inexpensive.

Using a piece of wire, form a circle that fits your girl’s head. To make a foundation, choose a ribbon, tie it to the crown, and wrap the ribbon around the wire form. Once done, pick several ribbons and make lovely bows, like in this guide. For a more romantic appearance, you can tie long trims on the back section of your crown. Finally, pick several matching flowers and stitch them to the crown using a needle and thread.

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30-Minute Wreath

Autumn is all the rage, but you still haven’t decorated your front door with a fall wreath? It’s a nice excuse to wow your entire family and friends with a farmhouse wreath made from an ordinary wire form and two rolls of a wired ribbon (or any thick trim). Like in this video, you’ll need to push the ribbon through the portions of wire to make loops until the wire disappears. Once you’re done with the loops, tie the ribbon tails into a lovely bow!

30-Minute Wreath

Autumn is all the rage, but you still haven’t decorated your front door with a fall wreath? It’s a nice excuse to wow your entire family and friends with a farmhouse wreath made from an ordinary wire form and two rolls of a wired ribbon (or any thick trim). Like in this video, you’ll need to push the ribbon through the portions of wire to make loops until the wire disappears. Once you’re done with the loops, tie the ribbon tails into a lovely bow!

Ribbon Pillow

Does your bedroom need a facelift? Freshen it up with a ribbon pillow. You’ll need a 10’’x10’’ pillow, 12’’x12’’ piece of fabric for your pillow front, two 8’’x12’’ pieces of fabric for your pillow back, thread, scissors, and assorted ribbons to cover your pillow front (they should be a bit longer than your pillow front). Using a zigzag stitch, sew the ribbons onto the pillow front, making sure that there’re no gaps between the ribbons. Then, finish one side of each piece of the 8”x12” pieces to form a pocket, sew the pillow front and two pieces of the pillow back together, turn your pillow pocket inside out, and pop your pillow in. That’s it!

 

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Ribbon Pillow

Does your bedroom need a facelift? Freshen it up with a ribbon pillow. You’ll need a 10’’x10’’ pillow, 12’’x12’’ piece of fabric for your pillow front, two 8’’x12’’ pieces of fabric for your pillow back, thread, scissors, and assorted ribbons to cover your pillow front (they should be a bit longer than your pillow front). Using a zigzag stitch, sew the ribbons onto the pillow front, making sure that there’re no gaps between the ribbons. Then, finish one side of each piece of the 8”x12” pieces to form a pocket, sew the pillow front and two pieces of the pillow back together, turn your pillow pocket inside out, and pop your pillow in. That’s it!

Last but not least, it’s up to you to decide whether to follow the provided guides step by step or use these ideas as a foundation for your unique projects. Either way, we are always on your side – in our online store, you can discover a plethora of ribbons, countless fabric bolts, endless lace rolls, and multiple rolls of tulle! Have you come up with something one-of-a-kind? Please share your ideas with us in the comments below!

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