Summer Reading with a Ribbon Bookmark

Now that all the kids are out of school, what are you going to do with them? While your kids may have a favorite book or genre they like to read, many kids don’t like to read during the summer. And for many parents, this becomes a concern. So, how do we get them excited for reading during the summer? Two words: RIBBON BOOKMARK!

Getting Your Kids Excited About Summer Reading

We all like our kids to stimulate their minds while on summer break from school. And it entertains them so we don’t have to! Personalize your child’s reading experience with fun, creative ribbon bookmarks using customized ribbon rolls and your child’s creativity!

paperclips and ribbons bookmarksPAPERCLIP BOOKMARKS

Paperclip bookmarks are probably the fastest and easiest personalized ribbon bookmarks. Only two materials are needed for this craft. Simply, ribbon scraps and colored paper clips. Each child can pick whatever color combinations they want. Use one or multiple ribbons for this idea! Once the child has selected a paper clip and their ribbon, simply take a paperclip and, on the opposite end of where you slide it onto the page, slide a piece of ribbon through so that the paperclip is in about the middle of the ribbon scrap. Tie this into a knot and repeat this process with as many colors as you want. Once complete, the paperclip can be securely fastened to the page once the child has finished their reading for the day. This craft is especially useful for younger kids and it also teaches how to tie knots.

BUTTON & RIBBON BOOKMARKbutton and ribbon bookmarks using an elastic hair tie

Button bookmarks may take a little more time and creativity and are great for older, more DIY children. Material needed for this craft include buttons, needle and thread, ribbon, and an elastic hair tie. The first step on this craft is to measure your ribbon. Make sure that the ribbon is about twice the length of the book you want to use it for. Then place the hair tie on the inside of one end of the ribbon and fold the edge over enough to cover the band. Sew, or use glue for younger children, this down to secure the hair tie. One the other end of the ribbon, fold the fabric down the same way you did on the previous end. This step needs to be included to prevent any fraying of the ribbon. Place the button on the outside of the folded edge, making sure to leave at least a finger’s width from the edge, and sew together. Again, you can use glue for younger children or as a quicker option, just make sure that the glue holds down the fold as well as the button. Once this craft is finished, wrap the bookmark through the book and attach at the front wrapping the hair tie around the button. This is a great personalized look as you can mix colors and ribbon sizes.

braided ribbon bookmarksBRAIDED RIBBON BOOKMARK

Braided bookmarks are great for keeping hands busy for a while. These crafts are especially fun and unique as they teach hand-eye coordination as well as giving children a creative way to express themselves. The only material needed for this craft is two pieces of ribbon that are equal in length.

This ribbon bookmark can have two colors or one.

Start by taking one ribbon by the end and fold it back on itself to form a loop. Take the second ribbon and wrap one end around the base of the first ribbon’s loop, then tie it into a secure knot. Make sure to leave a short tail on each ribbon for the end of the bookmark. Note that the tails should be on the same side of the longest tail on the first ribbon. This step should also leave the length of the first ribbon hanging down. You should be able to gently pull on this longer tail to adjust the size of the loop. Once the knot is secure, form the second ribbon into a loop (just like the first loop you made) and thread it through the first loop and pull the first loop’s tail down to secure the second loop.

Make sure to leave this as flat as possible and not bunched. If it becomes bunched, you are pulling the loops too securely. Now that you have completed this, the rest of the project just repeats itself from left to right. So, at this point you should have a loop on the right side. Pull the right hand ribbon through this loop and secure it down with the ribbon on the left. Now you should have a loop on the left side. Repeat this process until you have created a the braid as long as you want. To finish the bookmark, instead of forming more loops, pull one side of the ribbon all the way through to create a free end. Pull the other end up to match this one and finish with a simple overhand knot. Make sure this isn’t pulled too tightly or it will smash the final braid.

Making the Most of Stackable Badge Ribbons

stackable badge ribbons with a reusable name badge
veritcle and horizontal stacked badge ribbons with a reusable name badge

The Benefits of Stacking Badge Ribbons

Each badge ribbon obtained from a conference or convention serves its purpose. So, what happens when they are all combined? And where do you put them all? Every badge ribbon is used as an identifier and as a visual stimulant for the wearer.

Badge ribbons are meant to make the wearer stand out from the crowd. They are also suggested as an effective way to make an initial introduction and break the ice for those attending a social meeting. These crowds can be found anywhere, but most badge ribbons are obtained from trade shows, conventions, conferences, meeting or other social functions.

Name badges are the best place to attach any badge ribbon. They provide an extension on the name/title of the wearer. The ribbons are made to be “stackable” so that the wear doesn’t have to pick and choose which ones to add to their name badges.

Each title can range from council member and president to greeter and sponsor. Personalized Ribbons offers an abundance of these stock badge ribbons, and each title comes in several choices of colors. And each title will help anyone stand out in any crowd.

It’s always fun thinking outside of the box and coming up with unique ways to personalize badge ribbons to meet the needs of any social function. Creative titles can still be custom ordered so that not everyone has to have an official title attached to their name badge.

Badge ribbons don’t just have to remain at professional functions though. They can be found at parties, weddings and other intimate or family events.

Fundraisers are also a common place to see badge ribbons. They are an excellent tool for identifying a cause or support group for each fundraiser. Choose a color, such as pink for breast cancer support or a rainbow ribbon for autism supporters, and then add a title or function for the wearer to attach to their name badge.

Badge ribbons are inexpensive and come in both horizontal and vertical designs and can be customized to meet any need for any function. Don’t limit yourself on these great personalizing tools. Even blank ribbons may be ordered to identify specific groups by a single color worn by each person.

Badge ribbons are an excellent way to break the ice and stop any awkward stares or uncomfortable moments when someone doesn’t know what to say or how to introduce themselves. Stacking personalized ribbons on name badges is an effective way to identify any role at these events.

Welcome to the Personalized Ribbons Blog

Personalized Ribbons Coller Industries IncorporatedPersonalized Ribbons is a product line that is part of Coller Industries Incorporated. We produce quality personalized ribbons for every occasion. These can be used in many different ways. We offer a large variety of ribbons that can be ordered using stock titles or they can be personalized to match any need. Each ribbon will be created with your needs in mind and comes with a satisfaction guarantee to insure the highest quality ribbons.

Don’t let generic ribbon uses limit you in what can be accomplished with these ribbons. This not only applies to ribbon rolls, but also to award ribbons, badge ribbons, place ribbons and everything else we offer. Many ribbons can be printed with information about the award, the name of an event, a sponsoring organization, the placement (such as first, second or third place), or anything else you can imagine.

This blog is here to help you with creative ideas for any event, party or general use for personalized ribbons. It will be useful in creating gifts, planning events, and will even feature tutorials on what to do with all of your personalized ribbons. Our website is full of wonderful and colorful ideas that will suit any need.

Ribbons can be used in wrapping, decorating, handing out for awards, and even just for wearing. Use personalized ribbons to promote a sponsor, event or a reason for giving a gift. Rosettes can be used for awards for shows and events of all kinds such as hobbies, animals, business achievements, education and sports. Rosettes or ribbons can be given on birthdays, holidays, weddings and more. We have an idea gallery available for use when planning out events and gifts. The only limit will be your imagination; let us help you soar!

Personalized Ribbon Greeting Cards

If you’re like many people, you may want to get a jump start on your gift purchases for the year. And one of the most important things is the need to keep the cost down, after all, we’re not made of money. This comes into play when you’re trying to personalize the gift to each person, and what better way to personalize than to make a card that comes from the heart. After all, it isn’t the gift they will remember, it’s the way they felt knowing it was from you.

So, why not make your gifts personal? Choose from a wide variety of our ribbon rolls and create your own home made cards! We have anything and everything (seriously, we have an actual “ribbon room” in our building)! Check out everything we have to offer on our website: www.personalized-ribbons.com.

Don’t set yourself short by limiting this to only birthday cards. Cards can range from birthdays to thank you’s and even include wedding invites and baby shower invites. We can print almost anything on our wide stock of ribbons. We also have several different ways of printing on them.

woven ribbon custom made note card
custom made thank you card using ribbon accents
custom made happy birthday gift card using custom ribbons

Use scraps of ribbon to create shapes for each card. These possibilities are endless; create Christmas trees, snowflakes, bunnies, hearts and anything else your heart desires. Use snippets from a ribbon roll with a personalized message. Messages can include happy birthday, thinking of you, happy holidays, and so forth. Each card becomes an individualized way to express yourself. Say you’re sorry, send best wishes for a special occasion, or just simply personalize the card just because you can.

When you add personalized ribbon to a card as an embellishment, it creates a 3D effect and makes everything stand out. Show your friends and family members that you really care by mixing in ribbons on your homemade greeting cards. Not only have you now created your own personalized cards, but you should still have plenty of the personalized ribbons to wrap any presents that coordinate with the card!

How To: Rosette Award Ribbon Wreaths

award ribbon wreath using rosette ribbons

During this early spring season, many shows are happening. And during these shows, many awards are given. Whether it’s for a prize animal, winning in a race or competition, or for a school or sporting event, all of these received awards deserve a special place to call home. There are many different ways of displaying these honors. This is a guide on how to make a rosette award ribbons wreath. These ribbon wreaths are not only easy to create, but they are also a fun way to show off several awards in one place. Follow these quick and easy steps to create your own wreath.

Step 1: Gather any rosette award ribbons that you will want on your wreath.

Gathering materials for rosette award ribbon wreathThe first step is to gather all your items together onto a flat work surface. Only four items are needed to create this one-of-a-kind decoration. You will need to find a wreath that will fit with your needs. We purchased a 14” grape vine wreath from a local craft store. You also need all the rosette award ribbons you want to attach to the wreath. Make sure that you are willing to trim these ribbons; you don’t want to trim streamers off ribbons that you might regret at a later time. Lastly, you need a hot glue gun with glue sticks and a pair of sharp scissors.

Step 2: Preparing your ribbons for the wreath.

trimming the streamers off the rosette ribbonsThe ribbon wreath that we created had two ribbons that we left the streamers on. You can have as few or as many as you would like. Take the ribbons that you want to leave the streamers on, and set them aside so you don’t accidentally trim the streamers. The remaining ribbons will need to have the streamers cut off. The best way to do this is to turn them over so you are looking at the back of the rosette. Trim each streamer as close to the backing as possible so that nothing will show underneath from the front side. Turn the rosette back over to make sure the streamers are not showing.

Step 3: Arranging the ribbon wreath.

arranging the ribbons in the correct placement before gluing them in placeOnce this is done for each rosette, arrange them however you would like on the wreath. Start with the rosettes you set aside with the streamers still attached and work around the wreath from that point. It is ideal to place the rosettes first before gluing them down to make sure you like the look as well as have enough room for each ribbon you want to incorporate onto the wreath. If you run out of room, consider leaving some of the ribbons out or try stacking or layering them. In our version, we wanted some of the wreath to show through, so we only used a handful of ribbons.

Step 4: Assembling the ribbon wreath.

finish the wreath by gluing the rosettes down with hot glueWhen you are completely satisfied with the look you have now created, start gluing each ribbon down. Use the hot glue to permanently set each ribbon into place. We found that by putting the glue directly onto the wreath’s surface, the rosettes stayed in place better. Once the last rosette has been firmly secured, the final step is locating the best place to hang your new treasure! Whether you’re creating this ribbon wreath for personal or professional use, have fun with it and make it something of which to be proud.