I saw the idea for this in one of my mom's magazines when we were at the beach. It was so pretty and looked easy enough, so I gave it a try.
I picked out a variety of colorful ribbons when they were 50% at Hobby Lobby, cut them to the length I wanted, and followed the instructions in the magazine to first glue the ribbons together with Liquid Stitch glue, then sew them together.
The magazine article gave instructions to cut a fabric backing and sew it to the runner wrong sides together, then turn out and finish off. I tried that and let's just say it didn't go well...at all! I had to rip out every.single.seam. but I was determined to save the project. Instead of backing it with fabric, I just pinned down the edges and used a double seam to finish it off. It worked out fine and was tons easier!
The colorful ribbons looked very cheerful in my kitchen!
And since I had just enough ribbon left, I made a coordinating wreath by wrapping a styrofoam wreath form and pinning the ribbon with floral pins. A lace flower, two homemade flowers, and some baker's twine later, I had a matching wreath and loved how it turned out!
If you like simple, easy projects, give these a try! You could use seasonal ribbon for the upcoming holidays for some pretty, homemade additions to your home!