Ceiling RIbbons! (all grades).

I'm really excited to share with you one of my favorite parts of my room....my ceiling ribbons.

I got this idea from my teammate and I absolutely love it! Above each of my tables I have 2-3 ribbons (depending on the size of the table) hanging down to display student work. The ribbon colors correspond to each table color and there are just enough that I can hang 2 kids' work from each ribbon.

I just love how it fills up the space in our room with student work, and the kids really love to be able to easily find their own completed project and also their friends'. It's also really great for parents to find of their child's work as soon as they walk in the room - sometimes that's even a good starting point for conference topics ;)

These are really easy to make. Each section of ribbon is 3 feet (most of the ribbon I have found comes in 3 or 4 yards so you can get 3 or 4 strips from each color - depending on what you need for each table). Roll about half an inch down on both sides and secure with hot glue. On the bottom glue the clothes pin, on the top, string a paperclip in.

On our ceilings, we have these rubber strips between our foam tiles. I just slide the paperclip in rubber strip and it stays great.

There you have it, a really easy, colorful way to liven up your classroom and display student work.

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  1. Those look beautiful hung like that! Great idea! Adds that extra bit of color for sure!

    Jennifer from
    Simply Kinder

  2. I so wish we could hang things from our ceiling. These are darling!
    The Schroeder Page

  3. This is a great idea, but I too cannot hang anything from my ceiling. {SIGH}

  4. You mentioned being able to display two student's work. Do you glue two clothespin on each ribbon or are you able to clip two papers to one clothespin?

    1. Sorry, I wasn't very clear on that. I use 1 clothespin and clip the papers up there back to back. :)