DIY Printed Grain Sack Ribbon

I love the look of grain sack ribbon.

striped ribbon and a wreath

Here is an easy way to do it yourself!

I began with washed and bleached drop cloth from Home Depot.

I cut a slit into the edge of the fabric giving me a 3" ribbon and I tore it all the way down the length of the fabric.

Grain sack fabric ripped into strips

I removed the strings and was left with a long fringed ribbon.

Stripes of fringed drop cloth fabric

Using a paint stick I drew a thick line and then 2 thinner lines down the center of the ribbon.

black striped paint cloth ribbon

The perfect imperfect grain sack look.

On another ribbon I wrote the word "joy" in gold paint,  I used this one at Christmas.

joy printed grain sack ribbon

You can probably thing of a zillion uses.

joy and grain sack ribbon

rolls of joy and black striped ribbon

Love them for hanging wreaths.

wreath hanging from diy grain sack ribbon

Do you have any other ideas for grain sack ribbon?

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  1. Oh wow! That's genius! What type of pen did you use?

    - Dana

  2. Great idea, looks wonderful!!

  3. On my to do list today is the fabric store for tree skirt stuff. I want some of this ribbon too, so I added it. Unless all of Minnesota bought it up before I get there.


  4. I love it--as always! Merry Christmas!!!

  5. Love them both Susan--but I love anything and everything drop cloth. The JOY looks great on the tree!


  6. I love them both,, and I almost always have drop cloth. What a great idea. The JOY ribbon looks really pretty on the tree

  7. I am adding these to my collection of torn cotton ribbons!


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