Monday, June 7, 2010

Ribbon Board

Peter and I recently moved, and one of the things I had to give up was my beloved desk. It was big, heavy, awesome, and just not worth moving (it wouldn't have fit up the stairwell in our new place), did I mention it was awesome and I miss it?!

So my old desk had a hutch where I could display cards and things I thought were pretty, but the new desk, which is very sweet... is definitely a down size. I now have my mom's old secretary desk, which would fit into the petite category. It was my birthday in the end of May, and I have tons of cards floating around. I just can't bring myself to throw them out yet. . . SO I decided to delve into another project.

I made a ribbon board which is kind of like a bulletin board. I followed a Martha Stewart tutorial

First I got some Homasote board at my local Home Depot, the Homasote web page has a great list of stores where you can buy their product. Home Depot cuts this stuff, so I had them cut the LARGE sheet down into a manageable size. I think some of the pieces are still a bit big, but that's for another day.  I also got a staple gun (HOW COOL IS THAT!? I own my very own staple gun... why haven't I had one of these sooner!?)  I then went to JoAnn Fabrics and picked out some fabric with the help of Pete (decision making is not my strong suit).  We also got ribbon and upholstery tacks. . . We got home and instant crafting began.  This is what turned out.

I have a few more pieces of this Homasote board. . . so if you are in the Boston area and are interested in either the Homasote board or a finished ribbon board, let me know and we can work out a deal.

1 comment:

  1. I've seen these ribbon board projects for years and have always wanted to make one. Next time you are in Seattle you'll have to help me make one. Yours looks to be so geometrically precise!