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!

Grosgrain Leftovers & Ways to Use Them

Leftover ribbons are great, aren’t they? Especially when they are of the grosgrain variety!

use grosgrain ribbon leftovers for all sorts of homemade crafts and DIY projectsThese unique ribbons are a great way to add some depth to any homemade confectionery. Due to their unusual ribbed design, grosgrain ribbons are super fun to work with. From scrapbook page decorations to adding some character to a table runner, here are some fun and creative ways to use these textured ribbons.

Preserving Your Memories

From photo borders to pretty little flowers, grosgrain ribbons are a fun addition to any scrapbook. Line pages with these ribbons to create a bit of depth and character to your memories. Or, create little embellishments to add to each page in a memory book.

Other ribbon rolls are fun additions as well. Use satin ribbons for a refined touch, or use full color ribbons to remember specific details about different events. Remember to be as creative as you want when adorning your scrapbooks. Uniqueness is where it all lies.

Home, Office and Party Decor

use grosgrain ribbon scraps for DIY projects in your home or officeWhether it is for use in your home or elsewhere, grosgrain ribbons are sure to add character to any event or party. Use scraps of ribbon to decorate lamps and other fixtures around each room. Small ribbon strips are perfect for hanging pictures and greeting cards. And, with the ribbed design on a grosgrain ribbon, any embellishments are sure to stand out.

Or, spice up your office decor with ribbon flowers or other trinkets made from this fun ribbon. Add them to picture frames, mirrors and anything else your heart desires. Hang strips of ribbons leftover from fun events you have attended to remind you of the good times. Or, tape them around your computer monitor for a creative look.

Homemade Awards and Identification

grosgrain ribbons are perfect for homemade awards and other identification needsMake awards using personalized ribbon rolls fashioned into a lanyard with a candy bar attached at the end for a medal. Or create a fun lanyard for your keys or a name badge with grosgrain ribbons. They provide a different look for your identification needs.

But, no matter how you decide to use these fun, unique ribbons, remember to keep your imagination active. The possibilities are endless!

Have you created something fun and useful with grosgrain ribbon leftovers? Let us know in the comments.

Fill Your Classroom with Creative Ribbons

Add personalized ribbons to your classroom needs!

Get ready for back to school with a new supply of custom and stock ribbons. From ribbon rolls to award ribbons, we’re sure to have just what you need to spice up your classroom this year. Need ideas on how to use those ribbons? Here are several useful products to get you started with multiple ways to use each one.

Your ribbon collection is never complete without awards.

use any of these award ribbons for your classroom to reward high achieversThese are a perfect way to start off the school year! Get your students excited for reading, spelling, math and every other subject you teach in your classroom with these fun, colorful award ribbons.

Choose from a wide selection of rosette and classic ribbons for any reward type which you might need. It doesn’t even have to be for an event. You can give a student a ribbon as a way of saying thank you. Give one as a self-esteem booster to a child feeling lonely or out of sorts. And, keep one for yourself if you want!

When giving classroom awards to students for a job well done, there are many different ribbon styles from which to choose. Ribbons come printed with a wide array of accolades, including “Outstanding,” “Star Speller” and “Happy Camper.” We’re sure to have the title you’re looking for, and if we don’t, tell us what you want, and we’ll be happy to work with you to create it.

classroom ribbon rolls are great for decorating and gift givingRoll with the flow in your classroom with custom ribbon rolls.

From creative bookmarks to classroom decorations, ribbon rolls are sure to prove useful. And, don’t forget to customize these ribbons. Add a room motto or a teacher’s name to each roll, then use them as a border for bulletin boards. Or, make unique gifts for each student to use throughout the school year. Custom ribbons are also perfect for thank you gifts for support staff at your school.

ribbons are the perfect classroom accessory and they are a great way to recognize a student's birthdayBonus idea: recognize each student on their birthday with a colorful award ribbon.

So, give the gift of ribbon or keep it for yourself. However you decide to use these ribbons, they are sure to meet all your classroom needs.

Keeping Kids Busy This Summer

School is out, and summer is here.

Are your kids ready for all the fun and excitement that comes with this time of year? Are you? Here are some tips to keep all of your kids, no matter their age, engaged and active this summer.

Help your winner feel extra special with an easy DIY ribbon display.

frame award ribbons and hang any achievement from your kidsDid your child win a ribbon at a school field day? What about winning at a sporting event or academic event such as a spelling bee? Help them with creative ways to display their awards.

Find or create a unique frame that suits the award. A fun idea would be to add trinkets, pictures and other items that will remind the recipient how and what they won. While the colorful ribbons will draw the eye to the frame, the other pieces will keep attention and provide any continued recognition that might still be coveted.

Another fun idea would be to use a long strip from a ribbon roll and tack it to a wall. Once this is set up, drape any award ribbons from it to create a unique wall hanging. Or, fasten each award ribbon individually to a bedroom wall and decorate with stencils around the ribbon.

rewards kids with achievement ribbons for reading and other summer activitiesGetting kids involved in a summer reading program.

Check out your local library for some ideas and tips to get your kids reading. But, for now, get them excited with personalized, colorful ribbons. Have your kids create bookmarks with ribbon rolls, or get creative yourself with badge and full color ribbons.

And, don’t forget the awards. Everyone wants a fancy award for something they did great at, and be sure to include your kids! Make sure to award good reading habits during the summer with rosette ribbons or fun badge ribbons. Give them a reward that says “congratulations” or “good reader,” or create a unique saying.

Remember that when you are selecting prizes and rewards to use for a summer reading program, make sure they are both diverse and as inclusive as possible. Make sure to know how tactile your prize needs to be; if the reward ribbon is high in contrast, it will better suit a wide age range.

use homemade toys made with ribbons to keep kids active during the summerAnd, don’t forget kids need to have some fun both indoors and outside!

Using colored craft sticks or shower curtain rings, help each kid make a ribbon wand. Either glue or tape ribbon strips to one end of each stick or tie them around a ring. No matter the child’s age, they are sure to enjoy running around with these brightly colored toys.

Or, make awards using personalized ribbon rolls made into a lanyard. Then, attach a candy bar or other treat at the end for a medal. Make sure to choose treats and ribbons that will make all of your participants covet this award. Then, give these awards out for completing both indoor and outside activities. Make them run an obstacle course in your backyard. Or have them help around the house to keep things neat and tidy.

Do you have any other ideas on how your kids can benefit from ribbon use this summer?