I started with a canvas, like a painter would use. I had batting, fabric, fabric scissors, a needle and thread, ribbon, buttons, and a loaded staple gun.
I cut the batting to size and stapled it on the canvas.
I then wrapped the covered canvas with the fabric. I stapled it to the wooden part of the canvas.
I laid out the ribbon and stapled it to the wooden part of the canvas. (The staple gun got a workout.)
I took a coordinating fabric and covered buttons with it. I bought these buttons at Walmart but I think you can find them at almost all craft stores. They really help put the finishing touches on a project.
I cut strips of ribbon to make bows at the places the ribbon intersected. I made the bows by looping and sewing so the dotted ribbon would show.
I sewed the bows down. The makes a little indention in the board to give it a "puckered" effect.
I then sewed a button in the center of each ribbon.
This is the finished board. GraciAnn loves it. It's a great place for her to hang things she wants to display without hurting her walls. It looks fantastic on her light pink walls and was a simple project to make!