Creative Embroidery Ribbons

Flowers, houses and hats are perfect subjects for the artwork created with this creative ribbon embroidery!

When most people think of ribbon rolls, they consider wrapping presents or decorating for a party or some other function. Some people, however, think “what can I do with this that will make it quirky?” Here’s another idea to get your creative juices flowing!

Embroidery is the handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn.

The basic techniques or stitches on surviving examples of the earliest embroidery (chain stitch, buttonhole or blanket stitch, running stitch, satin stitch, cross stitch) remain the fundamental techniques of hand embroidery today.

The fabrics and yarns used in traditional embroidery vary from place to place. Wool, linen, and silk have been in use for thousands of years for both fabric and yarn. Ribbon embroidery uses narrow ribbon in silk or organza blend ribbon, most commonly to create floral motifs.

While the most common things embroidered are flowers, these twisted and folded ribbons are perfect to make any artwork piece come to life. And the best part is these ribbons look great as framed wall art or on throw pillows on your favorite chair.

embroidery using satin ribbons to make flowers and other art pieces
embroidery using satin ribbons to make hats and other art pieces
embroidery using satin ribbons to make houses and gardens and other art pieces

With so many different stitches available, each look and flower will be as unique as the person making the art piece. And remember not to limit yourself to your design. Flowers are lovely, but so is a lady wearing a hat. Try making a house with a garden. And what about birds and other animals?

If you try your hand at this beautiful form of art, don’t limit yourself. Try different ribbon types and also different stitches. Keep your imagination flowing!

We’re always looking for new ideas for your favorite creative ribbons. Send us a message with your favorite way of using custom and stock ribbons today!

Bringing Cheer with Custom Ribbons

Cheer up! Nothing brightens up a day like a thoughtful gift.

Often life throws a curve in our way with someone we know and love getting sick. And more often, we want to let these people know that they are in our thoughts. The best way to do this is to brighten their day while they are laid up.

personalized ribbons and thoughtful gifts will help cheer up almost anyoneNothing brightens anyone’s day quite like a gift. And the best way to make a gift feel special is to add a personalized greeting. So, why not do this with colorful and unique custom ribbons!

Custom ribbons allow friends and family to give personalized sympathy and get well messages along with any gift. These sympathy ribbons often will be saved after the person gets better to remember your thoughtfulness.

And, if anyone has to spend some time at a care facility or hospital, they are definitely in need of some cheering up. By using bold and colorful ribbons, any thoughtful gift will spread the cheer not only to the recipient but also to the staff at the hospital or care center.

The idea is to bring cheer to those around you.

So, whether it’s a homemade treat or a bouquet of flowers, personalized ribbons will help cheer up anyone and let them know that you care.

personalized ribbons and thoughtful gifts will help cheer up almost anyoneAnother great idea is to order customized ribbons that express either a get well message or a message of appreciation to share with multiple people at the same time. Why not visit your local hospital or care center and share a thoughtful give with those that need some cheer in their lives.

Remember, it’s the simple things in life that matter the most. Sharing yourself and bringing those around you cheer is important.

As Paulo Coelho said, “It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.”

In the end, it isn’t about the ribbon or the gift. It’s about expressing cheer and emotion with the trinket of thoughtfulness.

Finishing Touches: Wedding Kissing Balls

Kissing balls, also known as pomanders, are perfect for an alternative bouquet for bridesmaids.

how to make kissing balls or pomanders with personalized ribbonsTraditionally, kissing balls came from England during the Middle Ages. They are a symbol of goodwill. They were hung over doors to welcome visitors and celebrate Christmas. However, these decorations eventually became a symbol of romance and eventually became a favorite wedding tradition.

Use these hanging floral arrangements to dress up the aisle at your wedding. Or, use them as an alternative bouquet for flower girls and bridesmaids. Some brides even opt for using pomanders as a bridal bouquet. They are also beautiful when arranged from a doorway or arch.

And, pomanders are easy to make with silk flowers, fresh flowers, or even from tissue paper.

HOW TO MAKE A KISSING BALL

First things first, make sure to have all your materials gathered! You will need:

Foam Ball
Flowers (you can use real or artificial)
Personalized Ribbon
Wooden Skewer or knitting needle
Hot Glue

how to make kissing balls or pomanders with personalized ribbonsNow, the assembly!

Gently push the skewer through the top of the foam ball. This action will cause it to go in one side of the ball and out the other. Once this is done, thread the personalized ribbon through the ball using the skewer or a knitting needle.

Next, gather all the flowers without stems together. You will need roughly 38 flowers to cover a 4 inch ball. Put a dab of hot glue on the base of the flower and gently push it into the foam ball. Repeat this step until you cover the ball in flowers.

Play with colors and layout with different flower types. We also added some extra ribbon among the flowers for a personalized touch. You can also add additional details like beads or crystals in between the flowers. Or add another decorative piece at the center of each flower. By using artificial flowers, these balls will last a very long time.

Kissing balls made with real flowers are just as easy to make. Make sure to use a floral foam ball instead of Styrofoam. Cut each flower with about a one-inch stem to insert into the ball. Be gentle so as not to damage the flowers. And, keep in mind when using fresh flowers that the pomander will not keep as long and should be used within a couple of days of making them.

Top 3 Reasons for Corporate Incentives

From seminars to business dinners, personalized ribbon is welcome at any table!

Corporate events have a plethora of purposes and goals. Most companies recognize the need for a regular event for employees and clientele. These events help to promote their brands and provide continued employee loyalty. However, many corporations don’t understand that gifts and incentives contribute to maintaining that commitment.

Incentives provide a way to reinforce the goal of each event you hold. So, why are they so important?

Promote Business Goals

Giving away an object that not only represents your company but is branded with your logo or name, promotes your brand and corporation. And, now it’s free marketing. Giving a gift with personalized ribbons wrapped around it will make it more memorable. This gift now creates a valuable tie to your company. So, make sure to give something that people will want to keep.

using ribbons rolls for corporate gifting and customer and employee incentivesShowing Appreciation

Incentives are a great way to express your gratitude and appreciation to anyone who has been a part of your event or team. Employees and guests alike are sure to enjoy their tokens of thankfulness, especially when they are personalized for the recipient. Custom ribbons make this task easy. Simply tie a bow around the object, and you’re sure to get the thank you’s right back.

Marketing and Advertising

Logos and personalization make anything a marketable item! And, they create an immediate connection with those who could be your most loyal employees or customers. These gifts can also entice those who don’t own the personalized gift into purchasing one for themselves. And, with personalized ribbon, they can see the benefit of giving incentives as well.

Incorporating corporate incentives takes work.

Now that you know how important an incentive is, it’s time to get to work! And remember that it isn’t just the item that you are giving away, it is also the packaging. Don’t forget to add the custom ribbon to enhance the look of your gift. They will look great and give an excellent impression of your company.

Unique Uses for Ribbon at All Weddings

Personalized ribbons make weddings absolutely perfect!

Gifts and invitations are as traditional as they come, but ribbons have numerous uses at a wedding!

Rolls are the most commonly used ribbon type. Use them party favors, for gift cards and presents, in decorations and accents, on corsages, cake decoration, and bouquet wraps. Personalize any of these ribbon types with wedding dates, names or other relevant information.

ribbon rolls are perfect for centerpieces and other important decorations at weddingsCenterpieces are a must for all weddings. Any flower choice will look lovely in a simple wine glass wrapped with your personalized ribbon. Each ribbon may have an imprint of the bride and groom’s names and dates on a ribbon color to match your wedding theme. Or match two or more ribbon colors for a unique look.

Satin ribbon is a gorgeous accent to any wedding décor. Wrap vases and flowers with personalized ribbons for centerpieces on tables. Create custom pieces by having names and dates printed onto the smooth ribbon. From the simple to the complex, your centerpieces should reflect your wedding colors and theme.

Candle holders are also a great, and easy, idea for a lovely centerpiece. Pair colors to match them to your wedding theme and tie a simple bow around a glass votive candle holder. Using a lighter color satin ribbon under a sheer organza ribbon is perfect for any text showing through. Give these cute candles as favors after the wedding.

While rolls are the most common, use all custom ribbons at all weddings!

Custom Full Color Ribbon are perfect for announcements and other important decorations at weddingsMake a unique save the date wedding invitation with custom imprinted badge ribbons. Choose a color to match your wedding theme. Imprint names, dates, places and times so that your guests are ready when you are! Remember to keep one for yourself and have it framed as a keepsake.

Another great idea for custom imprinted text ribbons is to use them for seating arrangements. From wedding party titles to a person’s name, choose colors that match your wedding decor. Send them home as a reminder of your special day. Those in your wedding party will enjoy these personalized favors.

No matter what you choose (full color ribbons, badge ribbons, imprinted ribbons and ribbon rolls) these celebration ribbons are sure to make your special day just as wonderful as you have been dreaming. Let us help you to make your day truly special.