Here’s an easy decorating idea that both you and your child can agree on… and to top it off they can make it themselves. The Ribbon Doorway is a new twist on the beaded doorway of the 70’s, and unlike the old version it doesn’t get tangled… a big plus I can tell you from experience.
It’s great for teaching your five year old how to tie knots, while giving them practice with patterning. You may have to help with the tying, but they’ll still get a kick out of choosing their own colors. Even Tweens will want to get into the action as you give them a chance to creatively express themselves as they dress up the entryway to their room.
Kids not old enough to help? Make it yourself, and you’ll find your baby and toddler mesmerized by the colors and movement.
Cut wood dowel so it is the same width as your door frame. Next cut each ribbon into strips long enough to hang from top of door jam to approximately 4
Tie ribbons to the dowel with a double knot. Set color patter or random order for desired effect.
Attach one side of Velcro strips to each end of dowel. Stick the matching pieces of velcro to the door frame. Leave velcro sit untouched for a few hours to assure secure attachment.
Hang your dowel, with ribbons attached, by matching the velcro on your dowel to the velcro on the top of the door frame. Space your ribbons as desired and voilà! Your Ribbon Doorway is complete.