The wood letter plans (A-M and N-Z) I posted a few years ago are by far my most popular posts. Since I posted them, I have received a number of requests for other plans, such as an ampersand (&), numbers, different size letters, and awareness ribbons. Over my next few posts, I will share some of the plans I developed from requests from my readers.
This post I am sharing plans for an awareness ribbon. All the pictures are a pink ribbon I made for breast cancer awareness, but the plans could be used for many different causes by simply changing the paint color.
The plans posted here are for an 18-inch awareness ribbon to match the size of my letter plans. The plans are designed to use 2×4 for the ribbon and 1×3 for the trim, but the plans will also work with 1×4 and a 1×2 trim (to make the ribbon with 1×4, use 1-1/4 inch pocket hole screws instead of 2-1/2 inch).
I also made 12-inch awareness ribbon plans; in fact, all the pictures in this post show the 12-inch ribbon. The 12-inch breast cancer awareness ribbons are available for a limited time in my Etsy shop for anyone interested in purchasing one.
- 2-1/2 in pocket hole screws
- 1-1/4 in brad nails
- Compound Miter Saw
- Kreg Pocket Hole Jig
- Air Compressor and Nail Gun
Use pocket hole screws to attach 2×4 pieces to make the awareness ribbon. Refer to the illustration below.
Use 1×3 furring strips to make the trim for the letters. Then attach the trim with 1-1/4 in brad nails. See illustrations below for tips on how to cut the trim.
Sand and paint. For the breast cancer awareness ribbon, I painted the trim white and the ribbon pink.