I painted 2 coats of pink onto the frame, I wanted a little bit of the dark wood color to show threw.
After the paint dried, flip the frame over and measure the size to determine how far apart your ribbons should be. Make sure to take the size of your bows into account. My daughter is still a baby so here bows are smaller. I measured about an inch between each ribbon. If your daughter is older ( and with bigger bows) maybe try 2 inches.
I hot glued the ribbons into place. Make sure you pull the ribbons tight, you don't want any slack.
I also had a bit of ribbon left over so I used it to hang the frame.