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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 in my Etsy shop for anyone interested in purchasing one.  I also make custom ribbons for other causes.  Just message me on the Esty shop to request a custom ribbon.

Supply List: 

  • 2x4x8 
  • 1x3x8 
  • 2-1/2 in pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4 in brad nails

Tools Needed: 

  • Compound Miter Saw
  • Kreg Pocket Hole Jig
  • Air Compressor and Nail Gun

Project Plan: 

Step One: 

Use pocket hole screws to attach 2×4 pieces to make the awareness ribbon.  Refer to the illustration below.

Step Two: 

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.

Step Three: 

Sand and paint.  For the breast cancer awareness ribbon, I painted the trim white and the ribbon pink.

I made two varieties of the 12-inch breast cancer awareness ribbon, one regular and one with wood slats on the inside.  Both are available in my Etsy shop.

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