I love the beautiful embroidery work of
There are pretty good colors out there of paper ribbon but we ordered extra white and did some spray painting to make a few more special colors like neon pink. Would you ever make an embroidered paper backdrop for a party?
Step 1: Choose your colors.
Step 2: Draw a sketch of the design you’d like to do. You can always change it as you go, but it helps to map out shapes and colors.
Step 3: Create the base of the backdrop with
Step 4: Hang the backdrop in a doorway or taped to the ceiling in order to begin weaving. You’ll need to be able to access both sides of the paper.
Step 5: To begin weaving, use your exacto knife to cut a two slits into the paper. Slide one piece of ribbon through each slit, making sure you leave enough excess on each end so that it doesn’t slide out. The ribbon should stay in place on its own, but you can tape it on the back if needed.
Step 6: Repeat step 5 as you recreate your sketched design. Add variation by making some of the slits curved, placing the slits closer or further apart, and changing the how wide the ribbon is by cutting it or folding it in half.
Step 7: Hang on the wall and enjoy!
Photos by Alison Piepmeyer
Crafting by Mercy Favrow