100 Yards of Ribbon & What to Do with It All

what would you do with 100 yards of ribbon

100 yards of ribbon = 300 feet = 3600 inches

Wow! That’s a lot!

Now, if you’re hosting a significant event like a national conference or a large convention, the answer is easy. However, if you order ribbons for a smaller occasion, such as a department party or small corporate meeting, using all of the 100 yards of ribbon might seem a bit daunting. While the ribbon will last for a very long time, maybe you don’t want to store it.

So, now the question is, how do you use all 100 yards of ribbon?

We offer two different types of ribbon rolls, continuous print and favor printing. And, all of our rolls come with 100 yards of ribbon. Here are some fabulous ideas to use that roll up to the last inch!

Continuous Printing

Repeated text and logos along 100 yards of ribbon roll.

With a logo and text imprinted in a continuous print along the entirety of 100 yards of ribbons, your imagination is the only limitation. While the imprinting process may limit the graphic or logo and text you can use on the ribbon, the continuous printing allows for multiple uses for your ribbons.

Gift Bows, Single-Use Shoelaces and Awareness Ribbons

From corporate gifting to small individual presents, gift bows will make any gift more personal. And, with custom ribbons, this personality increases. Small bows, like a simple gift bow, take typically about 20 inches of ribbon. Large gift bows can take up to 48 inches of ribbon to make. With these calculations, your 100 yards of ribbon will make approximately 75 large bows.

grosgrain ribbons used for shoe laces

Making shoelaces for a corporate event can be fun. The standard lengths vary per shoe (depending on how many eyelets the shoe has). The average length is about 60 inches, meaning that you can lace nearly 30 pairs of shoes. That should be enough to outfit a small office with a fun and unique way of showing off your brand at your next corporate meeting. (Please note that if used more than once, the imprinting will start to rub off.)

Perfect for showing support or collecting donations, awareness ribbons are a great way to use all of that ribbon roll. And, with continuous roll printing, you can control where the printing will occur and be able to use the 100 yards to it’s greatest advantage. For three-inch awareness ribbons, you will need to cut each ribbon to about nine inches. This will make your roll last for about 400 ribbons! Think about all the support you can show with that many ribbons.

Favor Printing

Print your text and logo so they will only show on the ends of a cut strip from the 100 yards of ribbon.

This ribbon type is just as useful as continuous printing. Favor printing provides a large gap between where the text and logo are printed so it can be tied around something, but you can still see the imprinted information.

Favors, Single-End Awareness Ribbons and Party Decorations

If you are giving away door prizes or gifts to every person who attends your event, these ribbons are here to do you a favor (pun intended)! By using ribbons with favor printing, you can easily tie them around goody bags and other quick gifts to provide attendees. Wrap them around a bag full of candy and cut the ribbons so that only the ends show printing. This effect highlights your branding on the ribbon and lets your guests quickly remember where they got the present.

Each favor printed ribbon section will vary depending on what it is being tied. On average, if you use 18 inches per ribbon (this includes two tails with six inches of imprint and the six-inch blank space between them), you will get about 200 strips total. While these measurements will not fit every project, you can use the approximations for nearly every gift you need to provide.

While both ribbon types can be used for party decorations, favor printing allows for a cleaner look to the finished product. When tying a continuous print ribbon around something, your text will show all the way around and go into the knot and bow. Favor printing gives the look of a neat, clean bow with the text only showing at the ends of the cut ribbon. Even if the object you are tying the ribbon around is bigger, you can manipulate the ribbon to display the text exactly where you need it.

organza ribbons tied around a candle holder

For example, if you are tying the ribbons around votive candles, you need approximately 28 inches per candle. When setting up this ribbon length, this should include the minimum of the blank six inches between text, up to six inches of imprinting and a small, two-inch bow. This will yield about 128 candle holders.

So, when you think about it, 100 yards of ribbon is easily used for any event!

Please note that all numbers used above are approximations and based on minimum printing requirements for each ribbon type.

Fall Ribbons from Home to Office

With the current trend being pumpkin spice, everyone knows Fall is on its way!

Every season and holiday deserves some fun with ribbons. That being said, Fall is no exception to this! Here are some past and current ideas to get your creativity flowing with all of your festive Fall ribbons.

celebrate fall in style with custom ribbons

No matter what you are celebrating this Fall, custom ribbon roll decorations are a must. Make everything from weddings to festivals better with Fall ribbon roll decorations. Whether you are hosting a company party, Fall Festival, bridal shower or wedding, custom ribbon rolls have you covered. Use them to accent centerpieces, wrap party favors and create ribbon garlands or chandeliers. Not only do these ribbons come in Fall colors, but they let you add your personal touch with custom names, graphics or logos. From double face satin to organza, we have the ribbon rolls you need to impress your attendees.

Decorating Your Home

Christmas, Easter, Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day and Valentine’s Day are all great ideas to display themed candles. Use a color theme that will help them stand out. And, personalize them with sayings, greetings or names to make them unique.

Do you have a pool noodle or two that are falling apart from summer use? Here’s a great idea! Use one to form a circle and create a door wreath with festive colors. Make it unique by using different types of ribbons such as organza or grosgrain. These ribbon rolls are sure to make an impression and leave your guests a little bit jealous; you might have to give them your secrets to amazing Fall decor.

Ribbon Topiaries

fall and halloween ribbons used to make a ribbon topiary

(These faux trees) are fun to decorate with as well. First, choose several different, festive ribbon colors. Find a foam or floral ball and dress pins. You will also want a small dowel, or a pencil works well. Finally, you will need a base such as a vase or other stand that can hold the topiary upright.

Cut each ribbon piece into approximately four-inch strips. The more strips you have, the larger the topiary will look. Then start rolling the ribbons, so the ends meet. Secure these together with a pin and push it securely into the foam ball. Cover the entire ball with these ribbon rings. Make sure to stagger the ribbons and colors and alternate directions the ribbons are being placed to give it a fluffy look. Add a finishing touch with a bow on the dowel that has a spooky message.

For your holiday parties, don’t forget your award or badge ribbons. Maybe even incorporate the ribbons into your costume! But make sure those who attend your party know how appreciated they are with awards for everyone. From “Best Dressed” to “Spookiest Costume,” create exactly the awards you need. Or, go for a blank badge ribbon and make the whole thing up as you go.

Making Your Office Ready for Fall

Decorate your office door with fun, festive ribbon rolls. Choose from your favorite Fall colors such as Torrid Orange, Scarlet, Willow and more. Or use traditional brown, black, orange and green. No matter which colors you end up choosing, make sure to have fun, and set your creativity ablaze with these fun ribbons. Create a draping or curtain effect or weave the ribbon rolls for fun designs.

Use badge ribbons as gift tags on treats for employees, customers and other visitors you might have. Or, use custom top ribbons to announce your Halloween office party. Is your company having a costume contest? Rosette ribbons are perfect for that first prize winner.

Get your colleagues into a festive mood with new badge ribbons for their name tags. Translate their job titles or functions into something Fall themed to have imprinted onto ribbons. Your sales team could now be the Acorn Gatherers or your customer service representatives can now be part of the Cornucopia Team. Get creative and give your clients something new to smile about.

But, no matter what you decide to do with your fall ribbons, don’t forget to share your ideas with us!

Improve Your Event Using Ribbon Rolls

By paying attention to small details, such as ribbon roll use, you can improve your event success.

full-color ribbons are a great tool to improve your event and branding

Organizing an event can be stressful, but concise planning and paying attention to even the slightest of details will help make any event successful. And, using personalized ribbon rolls is a surefire way to get your event planning rolling. From full-color ribbons to softer organza ribbons, we definitely have the right ribbon to improve your event. Customizing the right ribbon to suit your specific event is essential and can make all the difference in achieving your planning goals.

Imprint, Full-Color & More: Tips to Improve Your Event

Ideally, a ribbon will improve your event because of the imprinting choices. This customization, while seemingly simple, must involve reflection and planning. For example, if you are holding an award banquet to honor a distinguished guest in your area, you want to make sure that your ribbon rolls reflect the appropriate message. Also, make sure to use a uniform ribbon color that either falls in line with your company or matches a theme so as not to isolate individuals.

From dates and themes to donor’s names and other personalized aspects, these ribbon rolls will only improve your event when used appropriately. The imprinting on these ribbons should be a theme, motto or other useful text that will go with the event’s purpose. And, again, make sure the color matches the message.

Ribbon color is a huge part of your event planning. Make sure your ribbons complement your other decorations and overall theme. Using bright orange and yellow ribbons at an event featuring safety awareness is extremely effective. However, the same colors may not be appropriate at a black and white gala. And remember that it isn’t just about the ribbon colors. Make sure that your imprinting color choice will show up, especially from a distance.

Avoiding Common Mistakes

Make sure that everything on your ribbon roll choice will be legible. And, get the correct ribbon size so that your message will be seen and not lost in the ribbon decoration. Carefully consider what you want to have showing on each ribbon display. And, most importantly, remember that a bow will not show the same information as a chair or wall embellishment ribbon.

Some people order several ribbon types to accomplish multiple tasks at an event. While a fatter ribbon will adequately display the imprinting on a bow, a narrower ribbon may show the same information when used as a straight ribbon decoration. And, favor printing works differently than continuous print. (Find out more here.)

some ribbons will improve your event better than others, like this satin ribbon roll wrapped around silverware

From table centerpieces to picture perfect selfie props, colorful imprinted ribbons are the ideal accessory. Even wrap them around cutlery for summer picnics or a more formal corporate dinner. And, they are perfect for tying up a small bag of goodies for each person to take home. At that point, your event has even more power because the friends and family of each attendee will be able to see your message on these ribbons.

From colors to materials, not every ribbon is right for every event. But, personalized ribbons are here to improve your event.

When chosen correctly, these custom ribbon rolls are sure to make your event one to remember. And, no matter what you decide to use for your decorating, make sure that your imprinting choices match your ribbon choice. Printing on satin versus grosgrain and even organza will always show up differently. Remember to watch your text and image choices when selecting your ribbons.

Your Business & the Merits of Badge Ribbons

Using the right ribbon makes all the difference for your business meetings and fundraisers.

use badge ribbons for your next business eventRegardless of the event planned, badge ribbons are the perfect accessory. From simple decorations and place settings to helping organize event staff, these identification tools are there to help every business. Use colorful badge ribbons to label the buffet or use them to coordinate different aspects of your next company meeting. Or choose a color that best suits your elected charity for fundraising efforts.

But, first thing first, let’s start with the question, “What is a badge ribbon?”

Badge ribbons are flat pieces of ribbon that can be either attached to a name badge or used as other promotional materials. Order badge ribbons as custom or stock titles as both have their benefits. They come with imprinted text that identify speakers, staff and an assortment of other people during your meetings and fundraisers. These ribbons continually prove to be valuable networking and marketing tools and are great for brand recognition.

Now that we have that straightened out (pun intended), let’s cover why your business needs badge ribbons. These ribbons help identify roles and rewards or break the ice when attached to a name badge. They are perfect for meetings, fundraisers and every other event where name tags are present.

add any text badge ribbon to your next business conference name badgeSo, why do people wear badge ribbons? The most popular reason people wear ribbons is to identify specific titles or traits they might possess. They are also worn to market someone for their job responsibilities. Or, wear a badge ribbon with a silly message or word for a convention. With custom ribbons, text can be created to send any message the wearer wants.

How To Make Badge Ribbons Work for Your Business

From small company meetings to large public fundraisers, badge ribbons do more work than you know. And they don’t just have to be a name badge accessory. These ribbons are worth so much more than just a quick identifying tool. Use them for everything from seating arrangements to silly alternatives to a name tag to fun decorations at any event.

Use badge ribbons at any event. Conventions, meetings and conferences are a few of the places where you can find badge ribbons. But have you ever thought of using them for fundraisers, fancy parties and other such events? Their uses are truly endless!

Support your cause and give out recognition for your fundraiser.

Show support for your cause or charity with specific colors, like pink for a cancer event. Or, use these tools as placement awards for any games or contests going on during your event. Each winner will want to wear their award with pride while they enjoy your event and all that it has to offer.

Raffles can be one of the highlights at any big event. Add a fun twist by having people write their names on blank badge ribbons instead of using paper raffle tickets. Even use these blank ribbons to label the prizes for your raffle.

But, enough with the identification! Try these other fun uses for badge ribbons for your business.

full-color ribbons are perfect for any business meeting or fundraiser needWith custom badge ribbons that are easy to order, the titles and text are nearly limitless. Choose a color that best suits your need, and add text and logos or graphics that will make your business ribbons stand out at your next fundraiser. Or, get full-color ribbons with images representing a charity for which you are raising money or goods.

From company meetings to summer work parties, another great use for these badge ribbons is party games. Use the different colors for different games or organization during your business festivities. Design your own game using badge ribbons and either focus on the colors or use the imprinted titles or text for party favors and game pieces.

Buying The Right Badge Ribbon Type

So, you have the perfect logo and the ideal personalization, but do you know what badge ribbon type you need to buy? While we do have an idea gallery available for several ideas, sometimes you just need to know which type of ribbon is best for what kind of project you have.

With so many options available (stock and custom titles, full-color, graphic ribbons), we guarantee to have something that will fit your budget and needs. And, each of these badge ribbons is easy to use with an adhesive strip on the front of each ribbon. Simply attach a ribbon to a name badge or place them with your table settings at your next fundraiser event.

But, no matter which badge ribbon you choose, remember that your business with stand out from your competition with continued use of these fun and fantastic ribbons!

How To Decorate Your Workplace

From lampshades to planters, workplace decor looks better with ribbon.

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to put all those extra gift-wrapping ribbons to good use. Accessorize your workplace by adding ribbons to interior decorations and office supplies. Decorating your office is tons of fun and a great way to bring more excitement to your work space. Employees and visitors will love seeing these strips of color throughout your office. And, giving them something beautiful to look at builds a positive company image.

Here are seven easy ways to decorate your workplace using leftover ribbons.

Door decorated with a ribbon wreath for your workplaceWelcome Visitors with a Ribbon Wreath

Use ribbon strips to create a unique wreath for your office door. Choose colors that match your logo or go well with your work space. Easy and quick to make, this circle of color will bring a smile to colleagues and guests as they enter your office. All it takes is a circular object and any extra ribbons you have.

Ribbon Chandeliers

Even a casual work environment can use a ribbon chandelier. And the best part is you can make it however you want. Whether you just let your ribbons hang down in a straight line or do something fancier, a chandelier will add character to your work space.

Pots and Plants

An easy, quick way to use extra ribbons is tying them around any flower vases you have in your office. Large potted plants also look amazing with ribbon accessories. Once you wrap a ribbon around the planter, consider also putting bows on the plant itself. Make sure your ribbon colors match the plants to create the perfect look for your conference room or office.

Ribbon pens to decorate your workplace.Company Pens

With custom ribbons and a little imagination, turn ordinary pens into something extraordinary. Wrap ribbon around each pen then add glitter or rhinestones to give them extra flair. Give a decorative pen to each employee and save a few for the front desk. Visitors will appreciate your creativity and may even hope they take your front desk pens by accident.

Deck the Walls

Long and flowing ribbons are perfect to make garlands to decorate a hallway or room. And don’t just use ribbons. Get creative with decorative pieces like beads, feathers and seashells. This is your chance to add your personal touch to your workplace.

Use ribbon strips to decorate a lamp shade for your workplaceLampshades

Trim your floor and table lamps with leftover ribbons. Glue pieces of ribbon to a lampshade in a horizontal or vertical stripe pattern. Once you’re done, put the lampshade back on to enjoy your new work of art.

Pillow Cushions

Sew ribbon strips together to decorate your break room or foyer with trendy pillow cushions. This project allows you to take any combination of ribbons you want and make something unique. And, colleagues and guests will appreciate having something comfortable to lean against while sitting.

So, from light fixtures to writing instruments, extra ribbons are a great opportunity to decorate your workplace and use your creativity.