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Ribbon Bulletin Board

Keep yourself posted by tucking notes, invitations, and receipts in the pockets of a bulletin board wrapped with ribbons.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 1995


Photos stay flat and free from tack holes. And when you've caught up with your appointments and paid all your bills, you can sit back and admire your empty board. The bulletin board is made from grosgrain ribbons sewn onto a piece of linen, then attached to Homasote, a compressed-paper board.


  • Linen 25 by 34-inches

  • Variety of ribbons

  • Scissors

  • Needle and thread

  • 21-by-30-inch Homasote board

  • Staple gun


  1. 1. Start with a piece of linen 25 by 34 inches. Select a variety of ribbons in widths ranging from 1 1/2 to 6 inches; trim ribbons to 25-inch lengths.

  2. 2. Lay a wide ribbon along one short side of the linen, 3 inches from the edge; this will become the top border. Sew the ribbon down along its top and bottom edges.

  3. 3. Place the next ribbon so that it overlaps the bottom seam of the first, and sew it along its bottom edge, leaving the top open to create a pocket.

  4. Continue sewing down ribbons until the linen is covered. Stretch the linen around a 21-by-30-inch Homasote board, and secure to the back with a staple gun.

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