to do with all those show ribbons you've won? Need creative
ways to display ribbons?
I have often pondered what to do with the hundreds of ribbons
my horses and dogs have won over the years. So, I have compiled
this list of suggestions. If you have any additional suggestions
and/or photos you would like for me to add, please email them to me and I will add
them to this site.
Use them to create a border around
a room instead of using wallpaper. You can purchase wood
moldings (approximately 1-2" wide) and attach to your wall a few
inches down from the ceiling. Washers or other "spacers"
may be desired to create a gap between the molding and wall to
make it easier to hang rosettes. You may wish to stain the
wood to match your decor. If you have a bunch of flat
ribbons to display, use push pins or double-sided tape to attach
them to the board.
Hang on a net or lattice attached to your wall.
ribbons from furniture. . .
rods, valances, etc.
flat ribbons are hung from the
center badge on rosettes)
cabinets. . .
small quantities of ribbons on cork boards.
a scrapbook for flat ribbons. You may also choose to cut
off the center streamer of rosettes and include this in your
frame accents-hang rosettes on your wallhangings including framed
rosettes on lampshades around your home as well as various pieces
tree--those gigantic rosettes make wonderful tree toppers!
Fill large clear glass
containers such as cookie jars or apothocary jars with your
ribbons and display on a table, mantle, or shelf
Sew them into stuffed toys:
Created by: Ribbon
Ponies by Melissa Melissa also makes quilts and belts
Be sure to check out her website for samples of her work.
"wallpaper" can be created by sewing flat ribbons together.
This can also be the beginning of a quilt.
the ribbons to create unique gift wrap.
a border around title certificates or photos.
Hang ribbons on a rack like
the ones made by Ribbonmate
a pennant or banner for your club for a parade? Use those
ribbons to make it! Create a border using ribbon streamers
and/or use the streamers to make applique letters.
streamers into a quilt to create items such as a wall hanging,
bedspread, throw pillow, curtains, table runner, crate cover.
. .the rosettes can also be used to adorn such items.
This lovely pillow was made for
Dr. Bonnie Anthony of Robnie Labradors
to celebrate the many Best of Breed wins in 2006 of
SR BISS CH Sunspot Lace Em Up JH WC
to have someone do the work for you? Check out these custom tote
bag and quilt designs by Mia of DriDudz.
Mia also makes pillows, lampshades, evening bags and calendars
from your ribbons.
you are looking for some
patterns, try Ribbon
Rehab. They have some photos of items created using their
This lovely quilt was made to commeorate the wins this
young lady had from showing her horse. Also included
on the quilt were photo transfers. This is from
an article that can be found at : http://www.cgazette.com/common/news/2004/Aug04news/1091531835491.html
Is this your wallhanging? Is so, please let me know
so I can give proper credit.
If you simply choose to store your ribbons: --Store in shoeboxes, footlockers,
etc. categorized by dog, event, show/trial giving organization,
--If you prefer a high tech "storage" method, scan your ribbons
into graphics files and store them electronically.
If you've decided you just don't
need any more ribbons. . .
--Donate them to 4-H clubs,
school classes, YMCA's, day care centers, etc. You could also
set up mock shows/trials for kids and award your ribbons to them. --Donate ribbons back to show/trial
giving club if the ribbons do not have dates on them.
you may want to keep important ribbons that commemorate earning
points and/or legs in case there is a discrepancy later on.
NOT wash ribbons--the printing may wash away too!