Ribbon Crafts: 30+ Projects for Adults To Make

Get ready to add some flair to your life with these awesome ribbon-based DIY projects that will have you tying, weaving and creating in no time. From jewelry to home decor, there are over 30 ribbon crafts to choose from on this list!

Ribbon craft ideas for adults

Ribbons aren’t just for gift wrapping and hair bows! You can use scraps or longer lengths of ribbon in a variety of projects such as DIY wreaths, jewelry, wall hangings and (of course) hair accessories. Bonus? Ribbons are a budget-friendly crafting material. You can find a wide range of ribbons at affordable prices in your local craft stores. With just a few ribbons, you can create stunning projects that look like a million bucks without breaking the bank.

My favorite part of crafting with ribbon is that you have so many options with the colors, widths, materials and styles! Some have wiring so they keep their shape and some have scalloped or picot edging. There are ribbons made of burlap, satin, velvet, lace—I could go on and on. The point is that crafting with ribbon gives you what seems like an infinite number of options. This means that your crafts can definitely be personalized to your style.

Grab your ribbon stash and get ready to be inspired! Scroll down to see over 30 ribbon crafts perfect for adult crafters…

Ribbon Crafts

From jewelry to home decor, there are over 30 ribbon crafts on this list that will have you tying, weaving & creating in no time!


Ribbon Wreath

Learn how to make a ribbon wreath in a few easy steps! This is perfect for Christmas decor but looks good all year.


Fall Dreamcatcher

Photo Credit: diyshowoff.com

This is a fun take on a dreamcatcher! The outside is a small hula hoop wrapped in ribbon and the inside is a doily. The ribbons and flowers are perfect for autumn decor for your door or walls.


Heart Pillow

Photo Credit: www.yourhomebasedmom.com

All you need is a burlap pillow cover, and a paper heart to use as a template for "sewing." Make your ribbon any pattern you like - I love this heart for Valentine's Day!


Mini Pumpkin Wreath

Learn how to make a mini pumpkin ribbon-wrapped wreath using supplies from Dollar Tree! You’ll love this very easy fall decor craft on a budget.


Personalize a Bag or Straw Hat

Add a word or design to a plain straw bag or hat using ribbon! Catherine used sequin ribbon for hers, but you could use any thin ribbon.


Update Your Pumps

Photo Credit: www.styleblogn.com

This is a super easy way to get a different look out of a pair of shoes! I like this dotted ribbon, but velvet ribbon would look great too.


Patriotic Wreath

Photo Credit: www.diybeautify.com

Create an easy and beautiful 4th of July wreath with this simple tutorial! If you can tie a knot, you can make this wreath - super easy.


Striped Trim Sheets

Photo Credit: www.create-enjoy.com

Turn plain white sheets into designer sheets by trimming them with ribbon. This bold striped ribbon is perfect for this project. Looks like a fancy hotel bed!


Decorative Plumes

Photo Credit: www.purplehuesandme.com

When I first saw this idea, I wondered where the ribbon was—then it came to me! Those luxurious plumes/feathers are just frayed ribbon. This takes a bit of time, but the results are awesome.


Advent Calendar

Photo Credit: sustainmycrafthabit.com

Add ribbon stripes to a piece of burlap for the beginnings of an advent calendar. I love the different buttons used for each day!


No-Sew Table Runner

If you have 5 minutes, you can make this no-sew ribbon trimmed table runner. All you need is a drop cloth, ribbon and hot glue!


Wrap Bracelet

Photo Credit: flamingotoes.com

I love the look of the ribbon and chain wrapped bracelet! It is exactly as described, made by weaving a ribbon through chain and wrapping it around your wrist.


Button & Ribbon Bookmark

Photo Credit: www.5minutesformom.com

Make a DIY bookmark with ribbon, elastic, and a button. It makes a wonderful gift for a teacher. Purchase a blank journal book to put it on.


Rainbow Wall Hanging

Photo Credit: abeautifulmess.com

Create a sweet rainbow wall hanging for your child's room using felt balls for the cloud and ribbon for the rainbow!


Zippered Pouch

Choose your favorite coordinating ribbons and make this cute zippered pouch! You can connect it to your keys or handbag.


Velvet Ribbon Bolster Pillow

Give a bolster pillow a whole new look using velvet ribbon in a weaved design. No glue, and only a tiny bit of hand sewing required!


Dog Collar + Leash Set

Photo Credit: sew4home.com

Can't find the perfect dog collar or leash? Make your own using ribbon! All of the neighborhood dogs will be jealous.


Place Cards

Photo Credit: inmyownstyle.com

These super easy ribbon place cards also double as a napkin "ring". All you need are scraps of ribbon, glass alphabet tiles and an adhesive!


Crochet Choker

Photo Credit: simplecraftidea.com

With one crochet pattern, you can make a choker, headband, bracelet and even a ring! The ribbon is then weaved through the crochet.


Christmas Tree Ornament

A stick, some string and some ribbon scraps are all you need to make this super cute Christmas tree ornament!


Pearl Ribbon Necklace or Belt

Photo Credit: lovemaegan.com

Maegan shows you how to make a ribbon and pearl lariat necklace that can also be worn as a belt! Love the versatility of this.


Cottage Core Hair Bows

Photo Credit: www.pincutsewstudio.com

Make the perfect accessory for your cottagecore wardrobe! Velvet ribbon creates a beautiful bow for your hair. (BTW you won't just be tying a bow)


Easy Decorative Trees

Photo Credit: makinglemonadeblog.com

Ribbon trees come together in minutes and look amazing! You can use one color, or multiple colors and it still turns out great.


Upcycled Planters

Photo Credit: www.pillarboxblue.com

Can you believe these planters are actually tin cans? With the velvet ribbon, they look expensive but are actually cheap and easy to make!


Picture Frame Mat

Photo Credit: inmyownstyle.com

Create your own picture frame mat for a favorite photo using some ribbon scraps! I love how bright and cheerful this looks—just like the photo.


Starfish Wreath

If you want to make something pretty and perfect for summer - put a starfish on it! That's exactly what Dee added to a pool noodle wreath form, along with some beautiful chevron ribbon. I love how it turned out!


Ribbon Flag

Follow the video tutorial to make your own ribbon American flag. If you are in Canada, here is a tutorial for your flag!


Ribbon Necklace

Photo Credit: ispydiy.com

You won't believe how easy it is to make this whimsical necklace! Jenni figured if she couldn't wear a tutu in her every day life, this was the next best thing.


Wrapped Hoop Frame

Embroidery hoops are used for so many home decor projects now. If you don't want the bare wood of the hoop showing, use a coordinating ribbon to wrap it!


Baby Burp Cloths

Learn how to make burp cloths using cloth diapers and ribbons! This is a very easy sewing project.


Scrunchie Headband

Photo Credit: lovemaegan.com

Turn a cheap, basic headband into a scrunchie headband using grosgrain ribbon! I love the ruched look of the ribbon!


Holiday Vase

Photo Credit: modpodgerocksblog.com

Learn how to wrap a vase in ribbon and seal it with Mod Podge! This craft is VERY easy, inexpensive, and the results are so pretty.


Velvet Bookmarks

Photo Credit: flamingotoes.com

With simple jewelry making supplies, you can make these beautiful bookmarks (LOVE them for gifts). I wouldn't want to hold my place in Pride and Prejudice with anything else!

Which of these ribbon crafts has sparked your interest? Let me know in the comments below. Then take a look at these other inspiring crafts for adults:

The post Ribbon Crafts: 30+ Projects for Adults To Make appeared first on DIY Candy.