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MILK PAINT RIBBON | A CREATIVE USE FOR LEFT OVER PAINT AND MUSLIN

MILK PAINT RIBBON | A CREATIVE USE FOR LEFT OVER PAINT AND MUSLIN

When you start doing DIY projects, you start accumulating "left overs." We paired up with April Bondi from The Joyful Tribe and Jill Hodges from Milk House 24 by Vintage Vogue Furnishings for an easy 5 step tutorial on using leftover Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint and muslin to create beautiful vintage looking ribbon. 

Step 1:  Head outside with your crafting table. You may want to cover it with craft paper as the paint will saturate through the ribbon and onto the surface.  Jill also recommends an apron.

Step 2:  Jill recommends cutting your fabric before painting.  8-12" strips are the easiest to work with and can be torn or cut to smaller sizes after you paint.

Step 3:  Mix your paint.  For stiffer ribbon use more powder and for a softer more "flowing" ribbon use slightly less. (Also the more fun you are having making the ribbon, the more fun you'll have decorating and styling with it.)

Step 4:  Brush the paint on.  You don't have to worry about direction, just get it on. You can play with coverage as well.  

Step 5:  Hang to dry

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There are so many uses for Milk Paint Ribbon.  In home decor, styling, weddings, & events. We love this non-toxic paint.  Jill sells both the Milk Paint and the ribbon in all 24 colors at Milk House 24 by Vintage Vogue Furnishings

Be on the lookout for upcoming features for milk paint ribbon use in home decor and events.  And use the hashtag #RustBeltLife and #MilkHouse24 on Instagram of your photos of Milk Paint Ribbon!  We are excited to see what you create!

All photos by:  Tami Weingartner

Copy editing by Morgan Kohler

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