How to Apply a Ribbon to a Picture Frame

Need a last-minute present for a good friend? Follow these steps for a great gift that someone will cherish for a long time.


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    Get your picture and put it in the frame.
  2. Image titled GetRibbon Step 2
    Find your ribbon.
  3. Image titled BottomCorner Step 3
    Take your ribbon and lay it on one of the bottom corners.
  4. Image titled TwoEnds Step 4
    Take the two ends of the ribbon and cross them behind the frame.
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    Pull the ribbons up near the opposite corner and tie them in a bow.
  6. Image titled FrameInBag Step 6
    (This is optional). Place the frame in a bag and put some tissue paper over it.
  7. Image titled PresentToFriend Step 7
    Present to your friend and watch their faces when they see it.
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  • Choose a simple frame and ribbon so your friend can focus more on the picture.
  • You can give the picture without a bag, and it's still an amazing gift.
  • To make the ribbon more permanent, put some hot glue under the ribbon.
  • Pick a picture from a long time ago or from a fun time to make it more special.


  • Make sure that when you cross the ribbon in the back, don't go over the stopper that holds the picture frame up.

Things You'll Need

  • A picture
  • A picture frame
  • A ribbon
  • (optional) Hot glue
  • (optional) Gift bag
  • (optional) Tissue paper

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Categories: Gift Wrapping