Ribbon Board

Ribbon Board

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2001


Pretty and practical, our ribbon board has been keeping work spaces clean since it was introduced -- and keeping party invitations, postcards, and photographs organized and easy to spot.


  • Homosote fiberboard, available at lumber yards.

  • Upholstery tacks

  • Ribbon

  • Linnen

  • Stapler

  • Picture hanger


  1. Have your board cut to size.

  2. Pull linen taut around front and sides of board, and staple it to back, securing two opposite sides first, then the other two.

  3. Be creative in arranging ribbons in a pattern on the surface. (The pattern at left is modeled after a garden trellis.) Use upholstery tacks to secure ribbons. Tuck your cards behind the ribbon; you'll need few, if any pushpins.

  4. Screw a picture hanger to the back, and hang the board on the wall.


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