(Closed) Ribbon Wall? Help!?!

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

yeah, cover up a wonderful chalkboard that is most likely original to the building with horrendous vertical blinds.  Very classy.  ugh to the owners.

Do you want to be able to show the wall at all, or are you hoping to cover all of it?  If covering, you can look into pipe and drape systems.  That will cover the whole wall.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Are you allowed to uncover and use the chalkboard?  Do you know anyone artistic who could create a personalized chalk mural for you?  

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I love Sugaree’s suggestion to doa  chalk mural.

I’m having to hide an unsightly electrical box at my venue and I am planning on going to Lowes to buy two trees lol. You could maybe buy a tree and then turn it into a wishing tree perhaps!

Oh and Micheals always has ribbon on sale (for like a $1) and on top of that, they always have 40% off coupons or 20% off your entire purchase! You can also try googling buying ribbon in bulk and see what you come up with!

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

The ribbon spools at Michaels are small.  On Efavormart.com, there are 100yard spools of ribbon for $4.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

*wrinkles her nose a little at the strange plants*

Those are some..strange random plants growing out of the wall. Lol

I think if you can use the chalkboard, you could try covering everything but the chalkboard an use to your advantage. A ribbon wall with a cutout of the chalkboard could look sweet.However, I think the plants may stick through a bit and disrupt  your created wall.

So you may consider creating a false wall of some kind that sits about 4-6 inches away from the wall just making it look like the room is slightly smaller. No plants poking through. You could still do ribbons if you used a stable frame of some kind.

Other option, if you can’t make those ideas work is to live with what you have,but dress it up. Add some of your own flowers mixed in with the wall plant. Attach some ribbons on the upper part of the blind base and let ribbons hand with the blinds. Justremember to take it all down later. 🙂

Edit:how much trouble wouldyou get into if you had someone take those blinds down and put them back up when done? :3

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I thought this post might be helpful as it gives you soome idea of how much ribbon is required, in this case to make an 8 ft ribbon wall.

http://www.awellcraftedparty.com/2011/07/diy-ribbon-wall-backdrop.html

Another idea might be to cover the whole area with super large paper flowers

Otherwise I might consider getting some freestanding lattice panels to place in front of the entire wall

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

If ribbon is too much get some opaque white or colored tool and hang that up on the wall.Roughy it up a bit so it has gentle pleats in it  Place some Christmas liguts under it ( the icicle ones work fabulous for this) it looks so pretty once itit’s done and you can bunch up some of it on top. If I can find a picture I wllpost later

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

@sparkleeyes. Oh boo. Well, think the lattice wall may be a good idea. You could even weave long strips of fabric/ribbon/ or pretty paper. You probably know someone who has extra garden lattices or could even make them pretty cheaply.

If not, bring some stick on mustaches, eye glasses and hats for your presidental portraits. 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Instead of buying a boatload of ribbon, you can get fabric by the yard, and rip it into strips, much cheaper.

The other alternative is to go to thrift shops and find a bunch of old curtains and either cut them into strips, or just hang them as they are across the room.

 

 

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