Green Activity: Ribbon Scraps to Ribbon Chair

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We love getting gifts, partially for the excitement of what's inside the box but also for the wrapping paper and ribbons. Although we're not wrapping paper savers or re-users, we are a sucker for a pretty bit of ribbon, which is why our heart jumped when we saw this project over at HomeWorkshop.com...

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Rather than purchase fabric for that upholstering project you have in mind, why not use up those scraps of ribbon and create something economical, sustainable, unique and, most of all, beautiful? While the original project uses bought ribbon, around our house we have plenty of the stuff to cover a dozen chairs. Use low VOC materials to strip, stain or paint your old chair or flea market find. For the full directions, click here.

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