Ribbon Matted Picture Frames

Here's a clever way to display your favorite photos or artwork. Choose ribbon to complement any décor.

Uses Recycled Items: No

Keywords: ribbon, matted, picture, frames, photos, C_c00306


  • Frames (3 of slightly varying sizes)
  • Ribbon for matting frames (if desired, select two ribbon styles of varying widths and overlap them)
  • Ribbon (for hanging frames)
  • Wood Molding
  • Hooks (3, to fit on molding)
  • Scissors
  • Craft Glue
  • Staple Gun
  • Drill
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Photos (to fit inside frames)
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For Each Frame

Remove glass and backing from frame.

Cut pieces of wider ribbon to fit around perimeter of glass. Apply glue to back of ribbon and place around front of glass, overlapping corners. Let dry. If desired, place a narrow line of glue over center of ribbon on glass and apply second ribbon, overlapping corners again. Let dry.

Place glass, photo and backing in frame and secure in place.

Cut two 18-inch long pieces of ribbon (for hanger). Staple one end of each to back of frame in upper corners, noting which way frame will hang (either vertically or horizontally, as shown). Knot ribbon ends together, then tie a decorative bow. Note: For each frame, make sure hangers allow frames to hang at different heights.

Use pencil to mark hook placement on molding, measuring space needed between frames (1-inch to 2-inches is enough for smaller frames). Drill screw holes in molding and secure hooks.

Hang frames from hooks as shown.


Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer's instructions for all products used.