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BOO Ribbon Wall Hanging - Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft / May Arts blog hop!

Each day this week, we’ll post a new project on our blogs. Make sure you hop to both blogs and the Facebook page for more chances to win and more inspiration!

Leave a comment here and on the May Arts blog for a chance to win $50 in product from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and May Arts! For an extra entry, leave a comment on our Facebook page and the May Arts Facebook page!

This blog hop will end at 12am EST on September 28th. Winners will be announced on the companies’ blogs on September 30th.

Boo side

I've had the best time creating this BOO Ribbon Wall Hanging with Faber Castell Design Memory Craft products and May Arts ribbon! 

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First, I covered three 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" canvases with Gesso and let them dry.

Canvas 1

I covered each canvas with a Squid Ink Gelato™ by drawing with them directly on the canvas and then blending it out using a wet sponge paintbrush. 

Gel medium

I decoupaged on some spooky paper by covering the top of the canvas with Gel Medium, adding my paper and then covering that with more Gel Medium.

Wood gelato 

I drew directly on wood letters using the Squid Ink and Blood Orange Gelatos and rubbed them in with my fingers.  Next, I edged the sides of the wooden letters with a Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in black.  For shine and to seal the color, I used my finger to paint over the completed letter with Glaze.

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This previously white pearl ribbon was given a grey wash using the Squid Ink Gelato™ and water.  I also did the same thing to the white flower ribbon you saw earlier.  I added a cork back to the letters for added dimension.  Using a hot glue gun, I attached the ribbon to the edges of the frame.

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I glued the flowers, extra pearl ribbon and the frames directly to the wire burlap ribbon using my hot glue gun.

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To create a way for this to hang, I simply folded some of the burlap ribbon over at the top and glued it down.  I added a piece of a bamboo skewer to the inside of the folded area to give it stability when it hangs.  

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I pulled some of the burlap threads out so the end of the ribbon would be fringed.  The silk and burlap ribbons tied at the top are also by May Arts.  I'm totally in love with their ribbon!

I hope you enjoyed this project!  I had a blast making it and am enjoying having this hanging in my house!

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TracyM #6773

This is the MOST BEAUTIFUL BOO I have ever seen!!!
LOVE the colour combo, burlap, lace and pearls together - THANK YOU for sharing each step in your creative process - I am totally inspired and know that everyone should have a Squid Ink Gelato in their crafty stash!!!
Thank you for the chance to win too :)


So perfect for the season - fabulous project :)
Loving all the texture you added to this wonderful wall hanging! Great step outs and inspiration~!

Jane Van

Nice mixture of textures and products!

Debbie Kaste

This is such a cute banner! Love the colors and the burlap. Perfect combination for Halloween. Thanks for sharing.

Carol Mc

Great home decor. Love how the products worked
so well together.

Linda D

Love this project. I will have to give this one a try for sure.


spooky + beautiful at the same time!!


What a great project. I love the texture and the colors are great.

Julie A. Shearer

Great Halloween project . I love the burlap with the pearls it goes together beautifuly . TFS .

sue gibson

i LOVE burlap ribbon!

Sue D

Very spooky and I like the dimension and texture.

Johanne L.

Very beautiful. I love it.


What a fabulous wall hanging. Love the colors and the textures... great products!

Kailash Naidoo

Love the texture and dimension, gorgeous project!!

Janis in ID

Gelatos on ribbon...Gelatos on wood...Wonderful ideas!!!! This is a fun project you made!! BOO!!!
<3 J

Kelly Tulk

How cute!!

Kelly Tulk

Commented on your fb page (Kelly Humby-Tulk).

Kelly Tulk

Commented on the May Arts fb page (Kelly Humby-Tulk).

Kelly Massman

Oh, this is really fabulous! I love that it is slightly spooky yet so beautiful at the same time!

melanie kuzik

awesome boo and love how it is a spooky beautiful

Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B

Great project! Love how you embellished it!

Miriam Prantner

Loving this rustic hanging! I love the grays and the elegant trims mixed with the more earthy ones.

Pati L.

Wow! Very cool & pretty, even if it does say Boo! Love your coloring of the ribbon & wood with the gelatos! I wasn't a fan of those flowers on the ribbon till I saw what you did with them with the coloring & using them individually. I like that burlap ribbon too!

Nikki C

This is just so kewl love how it turned out thanks for the step by step :) thanks for sharing


Beautiful B O O. It won't scare anybody but it will make them happy to see something this pretty.

Michelle Houghton

Very fun project. Love how all the different products work so well with the Gelatos.


I like the mix of different materials in this project.

Debbie L Gregory

Such a beautiful creation for Halloween. Its amazing.

Christina L

What a great tutorial!!!!!!!!Loved it!!!!


what a gorgeous Halloween décor piece. I love the beautiful grey the gelato makes on the ribbon.

Jeri Johnson

rustic elegance. who knew that you could color pearls with gelatos? so versatile.

Becky D

Oh my goodness! I absolutely LOVE this project! Everything about it makes me happy :) Thanks so much for the tutorial - I can't wait to try some of these techniques! I have a growing collection of Gelatos already and I can see I will need some Glaze and Gel Medium in the very near future!

Jamie larsen

Great project thanks for sharing and the chance to win

Lucy E.

What a cute wall hanging. Love it!


You're really getting into the "spirit" of the season!

Maureen Hayes

I am not a big Halloween person, but this is really stunning! I love that you used the squid ink color, and that wonderful patterned paper. Love how you colored the May Arts ribbon and rosettes with the Gelatos to make everything match.


What a fantastic all the details!

Laura G.Turcotte

this is so perfect!


I want this on my wall! So cool!


OOO all that texture. It's wonderful.


I love that burlap ribbon and how you have used it to create a wonderful project!!

Denise Bryant

Love this ribbon wall hanging.... great textures!

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