I know, it's a long name - but I dont know what to call it!
I just made this as a gift for someone - my first try, and I am pretty happy with it! Hopefully it will hold together.
The following is a detailed tutorial, including my formula for making the ribbons even (in case you are a perfectionist, like me).
1. I purchased a 2' x 1.5' cork board. I am sure you can use plywood, or foam board instead - but I chose cork board so that, in addition to have the ribbons hold things up, I could put these push pins in it as well.
2. Fabric needs to be a few inches wider and longer than the board. For a board this size, with 5 cris-crossing ribbons as you see here, I used 6.5 yards of ribbon, and I was VERY frugal. I would suggest getting about 8 yards just in case. The spool of ribbon I bought came in 8 yards. I also purchased the cheap cheap batting, and doubled it up.
e. Now, make marks for the crossing ribbons. To do this, you will start measuring from the bottom left corner. Again, make marks every 7". The red dots represent the marks for the 2nd set of ribbons (the crossing ones).
f. Attach your ribbons where the marks indicate. Make sure they are tight.
And that is it! You are done!
Here is another one I made. This one I sewed buttons - made from a coordinating fabric color - at the ribbon cross sections. Since it was such a big board (24" x 36") this was the only way that pictures would stay in. I also covered small unframed pieces of cork board with fabric in a complementing color to use with push pins next to it. I attached those to the wall with double sided tape.