Make Your Own Grain Sack Ribbon

I love the look of grain sack ribbon so I made my own!

Make your own DIY grain sack ribbon

Here is an easy way for you to make grain sack ribbon yourself!

I'm including my Amazon affiliate links so you can access the products I used for this project. 

I began with washed and bleached painter's drop cloth

I cut a slit into the edge of the fabric making a 3" section
and I tore it all the way down the length of the fabric.

I removed the strings and was left with a long fringed ribbon,
don't worry about the fringe, it stays without unraveling.

Make your own DIY grain sack ribbon using paint cloth

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

Make your own DIY grain sack ribbon with this easy tutorial

I love the perfect imperfect grain sack look.

On another ribbon I wrote the word "joy" using a gold paint stick marker and used this one around my tree at Christmas.

Make your own DIY Christmas grain sack ribbon with this easy tutorial

You can probably thing of a zillion uses for this ribbon.

DIY ribbon using paint sticks

DIY ribbon using paint sticks and paint cloth

My favorite use is for hanging wreaths. 

Hang a wreath from DIY grain sack ribbon

I use it everywhere.

You can read all about this DIY mantel ladder here

Hang a wreath from DIY grain sack ribbon on a hand made ladder

What might you use grain sack ribbon for?

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. I love it...!!...It looks just so perfect out there...:)...

  2. I bought some similar hand-stamped ribbon a while back and wondered how it was made. Duh. I'm a big proponent of using dropcloths for all sorts of things, this idea's a winner! Thanks!

  3. What a great idea! This is perfect for so many craft ideas.

  4. CAYUTE, and so doable for someone like me:) Happy 4th to you!~

  5. Such a great idea! I don't think if I were to write Joy that many times it would look so good, you have a great hand! Pinning!


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