I'm not the least bit crafty and I know this is off-topic for my blog, but I wanted to share my latest project. I'm writing this on Sunday and I am currently enjoying a little rare time alone. Ridge is here visiting for the holiday weekend and he and my husband have taken the girls out for lunch and some sightseeing. I finally finished the ribbon valance for Tink's room. I'd hate to admit how long ago I started this.
My original plan had been to cut lengths of ribbon, fold them over the curtain rod and then hot glue them. I even bought a hot pink hot glue gun. Well, it's still in its package. I decided the other day that I had to make this happen. I grabbed the ribbon, a pair of scissors, a tape measure and Tink's step for the bathroom sink. I told my husband he was to keep the girls out of the room until further notice. Since I had to work quickly and I was measuring on top of the changing table, the hot glue idea was chucked and tying was in. I cut my ribbon to approximately 40 inches long and then looped it over the bar. I really liked the effect but I had to buy more ribbon and now it is finally complete.
If you do this yourself, I'd suggest choosing a length that will allow you to maximize your spool of ribbon. I ended up with a good bit of leftovers. I thought I would share this because I'd love to see what ideas my crafty friends might have. While I know I won't get to it, wouldn't this be cute to do for different seasons or for a favorite team during football season? Before a Disney vacation, you could switch out some or all with ribbon featuring a favorite character. The Disney ribbon was not on sale like the rest, but I did pick up one roll of Princess ribbon. The wide ribbon looks a bit like a man's necktie, so I think this would be very cute in a baby boy's room too.