Decorate Graduation Day with These Creative Ribbon Roll Tips

Congratulations to all graduates this season! Graduation is a time for celebrating success. It’s a milestone to recognize the hard work and effort graduates, families and educators have put in to make it past the finish line. Your graduate deserves to walk away from the ceremony with an experience that will last them a lifetime. After that, they can party the night away with a graduation party.
Regarding grad party decorations, high quality materials are worth the investment. Add more flair when you use ribbons rolls to decorate and complement graduation gifts and other decorations. Here are some creative ribbon roll tips for decorating graduation day.

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Flowers are an excellent gift for graduates on their graduation day. Although picking the prettiest flowers from the patch is easy, there are ways to enhance them. For example, use ribbons to decorate your flower bouquet to show your graduate you care. Everyone celebrating will notice the extra effort. Emphasize your graduate’s big graduation using ribbons of several colors and materials.

Instead of handing your graduate a fistful of flowers, wrap the bouquet with a satin ribbon. Express how proud you are with congratulatory text printed straight onto the ribbon rolls.

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Balloons are essential for partying, especially grad parties. You can use whatever kind of balloons suit your fancy. Simple balloons already come with ribbons attached; that is no surprise. Personalize the party by tying ribbon rolls around the neck of each of the balloons. In addition, the ribbons will stream down elegantly, making the party even fancier.

You can customize ribbon rolls to say whatever. So, for graduates, you could imprint the ribbons with, “Congratulations, Jake! – Graduation 2023.” It’s not every day that balloons will say your name on them. So having personalized ribbons will help make your graduate feel even more appreciated and recognized.

Gift Baskets

Leave your graduate amazed when they see their own customized gift basket. Fill their basket with treats, gift cards, presents and whatever else you know would make them happy. Then, show that you put more effort into decorating the graduation gift baskets with ribbons.

Have each party member write congratulations on customized ribbon rolls and tie them onto the gift baskets. You could have each family member write something nice. For example, for a gift basket coming from you to a graduate, you could say something like, “You finally made it! Congratulations, buddy! – Uncle Scott.”

Party Favors

Get grad party attendees in on the graduation fun with party favors. Party favors can range from a variety of different treats, trinkets and more.

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Add a touch of personality by sealing party bags with favor ribbon rolls.

These ribbons could say, “Utah High School Graduation 2023.” That way, if you want to celebrate a group of graduating students, everyone feels honored.

Gift Wrap

Graduation means new chapters in life for these recent graduates. High school friends split ways. College graduates can look forward to job opportunities. Whatever the path may be, your graduate is on to new things. How about gifting them with something that will serve a purpose? You could also get them something they will cherish forever. Present your graduate with presents with a ribbon on top. You may cut the ribbon to a desired length to tie beautiful bows on gifts.

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These have been a few creative ideas on using ribbon rolls to amplify your graduate’s graduation day. As a result, you’re now more prepared to give your graduate a memorable experience they’ll cherish. Visit us here for or more information on creative ribbon roll ideas. For any questions about these customized ribbon rolls, please call 1-800-272-5729 for customer support.

5 Ways to Personalize Your Graduation

Graduation season is upon us!
Are you looking for ways to make it a little more personal?

Typically graduation ceremonies are done en masse, but are usually followed by a more personalized celebration or party. Here are some simple ways to add your own flair to your graduate’s shindig!

badge ribbons and award ribbons used for graduation achiements and announcementsFor all those little graduates out there, such as those graduating from preschool or even middle school, who are not getting any sort of degree, acknowledge them with a personalized badge or award ribbon. Choose from a variety of colors to match school colors or the graduate’s favorite color and then customize the ribbon with graphics and text. This is a simple blue badge ribbon with vertical text, but choose a ribbon that will match your graduate.

Another great idea for using badge ribbons is to use them as a non-traditional invitation or announcement. Simply create this as a custom ribbon with imprinted text. Choose your color and add a saying or quote. Add a graduation graphic and the graduate’s name and the date of the ceremony. These are sure to stand out and make your graduate feel extra special.

ribbon lei using personalized ribbon rollsRecently it has become traditional to acknowledge graduates with a lei or floral arrangement that they can wear. Make this a lasting gift with personalized ribbon rolls.

Making a ribbon lei is easy if you have the right tools. Make these leis extra special by customizing the ribbon rolls with dates and names. Also choose colors that match either the graduate’s outfit or school’s color motif. Make sure your ribbon rolls are the same length for this project.

Start with either sewing thread or embroidery floss measured to the desired length of the lei and add about two inches. Next, grab your personalized ribbon rolls. This version of a lei is great using two widths of ribbons. Simply lay the smaller ribbon on top of the larger and match up one of the edges. This creates a layered look and is sure to impress once the lei is complete. Start your thread with an anchor by either using a small bead or a large knot. Simply start sewing the two ribbons together by using a running stitch as close to the edge as possible. As you use this running stitch, gently pull the ribbons down the thread to “scrunch” them together creating a ruffle look. Just keep up the running stitch and the “scrunching” method until your lei is as long as you need it. Once this is complete, tie the two ends of the thread together. This can then be hidden by a simple bow tied at the ends or by pushing the ruffles together.

personalized ribbon rolls around swiss roll cakesHere’s a simple way to add ribbon to the party’s décor! Tie small strips of ribbon around rolled wafer cookies or small Swiss roll cakes. These are meant to look like a rolled up diploma or certificate. What a fun and simple idea!


Needing a decoration that will really stand out? This ribbon topiary is sure to do the trick!

Graduation Party Ribbon Topiary using personalized ribbon rolls Choose several different ribbon rolls. Use dates on one, names on another and even go with just the colors. You can even use different width to provide a little more depth. Don’t over do the variety, but it is key to make this project truly unique. 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, pot or other similar stand that can hold rocks or trinkets to hold the topiary upright.

First, take the ribbon rolls and cut them into about four inch strips. The more strips you have the more 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 onto the foam ball. Just keep this up until the entire ball is covered. 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 pencil or dowel that has the graduation date.

Personalized ribbons are here to make your life easier!
Choose your colors and text today to make these fabulous graduation ideas!