I wanted to make a pretty ribbon bow picture hanger for my frames – this wasn’t the intended frame but it fit nicely in my blue and white room! It was very easy, see how I did it!
Here it is with the designer Mario in his home. You can see more in this amazing book about all of Mario’s work – here on Amazon. Spoiler – Mario has decorated Mariah Carey’s apartment in New York!
I thought about these types of raffia satin or silk bow but I thought I wanted them a bit more formal and structured. I think I saw a flat bow somewhere with a medallion in the middle but I couldn’t find it again so I had to create it in my imagination.
A little side by side comparison of the before and after –
And this is what I came up with! I searched for a thick ribbon and then a medallion that would be the perfect size!
It was originally supposed to be used on different artwork but Benjamin didn’t like it and said it didn’t match the colors, not entirely true but okay. So I moved it to the front room and well of course that was totally fine because that room is all blue and white! I think it can formalize some art work, bring in some unique details too. If you think photos are boring just floating there, try getting some ribbon and see how you can spruce it up!
This was a little day project I finally got around to – it took me a while to say it was OK to cut the ribbon because I was so nervous about it – not a cheap ribbon by any means but I didn’t want any to go to waste! I happened to have the exact perfect amount. Shown is 1 yard.
I hope this inspires you to create a little bow ribbon for your picture frames to really make them stand out!
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Diana Elizabeth is finally going home soon to see her parents for a week! It’s been a year and half since she’s seen them!