Step 1: I painted it Burnt Umber (2 coats).
Step 2: Cut 3-4 pieces of ribbon 20" long and measure another ribbon for the hanger at the top.
Step 3: Cut felt to size of the back of the plaque. This helps in attaching the ribbon and keeps the ribbon holder from scuffing the wall. Then hot glue ribbon onto felt.
Step 4: Cut letters out with cricut and run them through sizzix to emboss with polka dots (or use any lettering you have). Place letter where you want them. Do not adhere yet.
Step 5: Add embellishments. I used rubons. They were super quick, easy and no mess. I added a couple of extra flowers after the main embellishement to finish it off.
Step 7: Generously cover the entire board with a second coat of Modge Podge. This will seal the wood and the embellishments. Let it dry. If you are impatient like I am...use a blow dryer on cool to speed up the drying process between coats.