3 Ways to Find Business Success with Ribbons

Starting a business is hard work, and having business success requires sacrifices. But, many business owners don’t talk about what you need to keep that success going. This journey to greatness starts with you, the business owner.

While ribbons may not be the answer to every question along the way to success, they will play a key role in many ways. So, make sure to keep these ribbons on hand at all times so they are available to help you when you need them.

Custom ribbons will help in any business success by adding logos and other key company information.

1) Product Packaging

Branded ribbons are a great way to help customers trust your business. Adding a company logo and slogan to ribbon rolls or badge ribbons is a great way to help others recognize your brand. Now that you have these ribbons, you can add them to name tags, products in your store and goody bags that are handed out at conventions and other events.

All other custom ribbons are also here to help your business succeed. No matter your choice, make sure your color, imprint and logo are consistent with your established brand. By adding these ribbons to things that will get passed around (think promotional products or samples), word of mouth advertising will start to work in your favor. Once this happens, potential clients and customers will start recognizing your brand.

2) Customer Retention

A popular way of promoting your brand is to give away promotional products and gifts. This can help you to build your brand recognition and increase sales. Don’t limit yourself on the types of gifts you give away. It can be something as simple as a homemade treat to an actual product sample. Just remember to brand it with your logo, company slogan or something that makes it truly yours. Use ribbon rolls with your slogan to wrap around boxes or gift bags.

Remember that visibility is key to customer retention. By using custom ribbons around your store or office, you are sure to find business success. Customers and clients will start to recognize your brand, and when they need what you offer, you will be at the top of their mind.

3) Employee Appreciation

A happy employee is a helpful one. So, keep your crew happy and you’ll get even more word of mouth advertising. And, by giving to your employees (whether it’s gifts or money), you will get something back.

When you give a gift to your employees, wrap it with care and a little bit of branded ribbon. Use badge ribbons with custom statements declaring your appreciation for a job well done. Or, use ribbon rolls with your logo and the text “Thank You” to show your employees just how much you care.

Ribbons Lead to Business Success

Custom ribbon rolls and badge ribbons with company logo will lead to business success

From color to content, ribbons are a versatile tool that will help anyone with branding their business. However, by customizing badge ribbons to ribbon rolls, you’re giving your brand greater strength. From store sales to getting-to-know-you corporate retreats, ribbons are a perfect way to include those around you that may not know everything they should about your company.

Most of our personalized ribbons can be printed with a company logo and each ribbon has its own value. Ribbon rolls are great for corporate gifting and event decoration. Use badge ribbons only on badge holders and name tags, but also for awards, bookmarks and other recognition pieces. Rosette ribbons are commonly used as awards and also to highlight accomplishments in an office or business setting.

Find business success with imprinted, personalized ribbons. Add a logo and company name for brand recognition. And, most importantly, use each ribbon type in a variety of ways!

Ribbon Stockings DIY for the Holidays

Let’s get into some holiday spirit, and at the same time, have some fun with ribbons! Here’s a fun, crafty project to make your season bright this year. All you need is some imagination and, of course, some ribbons. So, let’s get started on these fun ribbon stockings!

Step One: Ribbons for the stockings.

Yes, the first step is to make sure that you have enough ribbons. So first, determine how many stockings you are going to make. This number will help you figure out how much ribbon you need. For each stocking, we used about three feet of four different colors (12 feet total). You also need to determine which ribbon you will be using. We used leftover strips of our two-inch badge ribbon material. The colors we chose are Deep Gold, Arctic White, Navy and Orange.

Step Two: Gather all of your supplies.

Materials needed to make holiday ribbon stockings include badge ribbons, scissors and a sewing machine.

While ribbons are the base supply for this project, you will need several other things as well. A sewing machine is a must for this project. While you can use a needle and thread and sew these by hand, a machine will significantly speed up the process. You will also need a ruler, fabric scissors and some backing for your stockings. You can use a stocking pattern or grab some cheap felt and draw your own. We used a pre-made felt stocking that we picked up at a dollar store.

Step Three: Start measuring.

Badge ribbons cut into three inch strips to make ribbon stockings.

This step comes in parts. First, we measured our ribbons into six-inch pieces. Then we folded these pieces in half and cut them into three-inch pieces. You can combine this into one step and cut them immediately into three-inch pieces. But we found that wrapping the ribbon roll around a six-inch ruler, it saved some time.

The next part of this step is to make sure that your three-inch strips have straight edges. We tried to work with the original edge but found that straight edges worked better. Yes, this process is tedious but well worth it. You can use the ribbon for accuracy, but that is not completely necessary. We mostly just eye-balled it. However, the edges must be as straight as possible so that all ribbons will line up as you are sewing them together. Without being straight, the ribbons can end up either not being sewn properly or being crooked.

Step Four: Figure out your layout.

The mock up for the holiday ribbon stockings before sewing pieces together.

Once you cut your ribbons into approximately three-inch pieces with straight edges, define your layout and mock it up on a flat surface. Now is the time to be creative! And, laying out the ribbons before you start sewing will allow you to see which colors will be touching. Doing this will help you see and maintain your pattern.

We wanted to make sure there was a pattern for our stockings. So, we chose an alternating look so that gold would not touch gold, orange would not touch orange, etc. (Some of the finished stockings could have used a little more time during this step to make sure this happened.) Your layout will be dependent on the size of your stockings. The size we have fit 11 rows with four pieces each. Now that you have a mock-up of what the finished product will look like, you can start sewing. Make sure you line up the three edges flush before starting your stitching.

Step Five: Start sewing your stockings.

While sewing, it is crucial to watch which colors you are working with and go slowly. Make sure you remember which colors attach together. We used a simple, straight stitch to connect all of the pieces. You also want to make sure that the stitch is as close to the edge as possible, but keep it uniform so that your ribbons will lay flat. Then, start piecing your stocking together. Don’t worry about dangling threads as you can trim them later.

Sew together the first four ribbons and double-check your pattern to make sure you didn’t switch anything around. Then work on your second chain checking to make sure the colors are in order. Now that you have two chains, you need to attach them. Again, make sure that your color scheme is not changing. It is important to continually watch your colors to make sure that you are not switching things around. Repeat this process until you have all of your ribbons stitched together.

Badge ribbons sewn together to make holiday ribbon stockings.

Between each finished row, lay your ribbons down as flat as possible, and double-check that your pattern is correct. Keep repeating these steps until all of your ribbons are sewn together into a “quilted” look. Double-check your pattern that it stayed the same as your layout. If something looks wrong, take a moment to fix it.

Step Six: The finishing touches.

A felt Christmas stocking used to make ribbon stockings.

Now that you have that done, it is time to add in the rest of your stocking. You can use a pattern to form your stocking shape or use a pre-made piece. Again, we got our felt stocking from a dollar store. We disassembled the stocking and laid out the pieces to go with the finished ribbon pattern. Make sure to match front with front so that the right sides will show when you sew it together. You will need to make sure that all of the stocking’s edges are covered with the ribbon.

We then pinned all of the pieces together (wrong side out) before sewing to make sure that they didn’t slip away from the placement. Again, we used a simple, straight stitch and followed the pre-made stocking’s edge to get the correct shape. Once you have sewn the felt pieces to the ribbon, turn everything right-side-out. Double-check that your shape is correct as now is the time to make any necessary adjustments.

Now that you have sewn these pieces together, you can attach the top and decide if you are including a hanger. Then we pinned the top (right-sides-out) of the stocking onto the ribbon portion and ran a simple, straight stitch to connect the pieces. Once this is done, double-check that everything looks good, and you’re done!

Congratulations, you have just completed a Christmas stocking made from ribbons.

PRO TIP: Add a custom shaped name tag to each stocking for additional personalization!

Decorating for Success: Business 101

The key to a successful retail business is product presentation. No matter what your company sells, whether it’s furniture or cookies, product packaging and store design play a key role in how well your business performs. Take some time right now to learn about an easy-to-use tool that will help you in decorating for success: RIBBONS.

There are many types of ribbons and many different ways to use them. Here is a quick list of what we have to offer and how they can be used throughout your store.

RIBBON ROLLS

These ribbons are 100 yards of pure delight. When customized with the right message, they will help with store sales, brand recognition and so much more. Choose a color that matches your logo or goes well with your store arrangement. Then add any text and logos that you need to get your message out to your customers. Here are a few quick ideas to get your imagination flowing with how to use these wonderful ribbons.

full color ribbon roll strip used as a clearance marker for decorating for success in a furniture store
  • Use them to announce sales and mark products that are on sale.
  • Attach fancy bows to larger products such as artwork and glassware.
  • Wrap smaller products in pretty packaging and tie them securely with ribbons.
  • Add strips from the ribbon roll to bags that your customers will be taking home.

Decorating for Success – Pro Tip: The large width of our full color ribbons is perfect for tagging large clearance items such as furniture (think chairs, couches, tables, etc.).

BADGE AND CUSTOM TOP RIBBONS

Flat ribbon pieces steal the show just when you need them to. Choose from an abundance of color choices. Add nearly any text, logos and graphics (depending on the ribbon style). All of these options are there to help you get your message out. Use the hanger ties or adhesive strips to display these everywhere in your store.

  • Add fancy and colorful price tags to all of your products.
  • Mark items with colorful ribbon strips to let customers know what’s on sale.
  • Have your employees wear badge ribbons so customers can see store announcements.
  • Use flat ribbons of every type to add display markers so customers can find things quicker.

ROSETTE RIBBONS

These fanciful rose type ribbons are more useful than you may imagine. They are available in bright colors and fun, customizable center buttons. Add graphics, logos and text to both the buttons and the ribbon streamers. Choose colors to go with your existing store decor or make something so bright that it stands out to your customers.

  • Attach a rosette ribbon to cash registers to inform customers of a sale.
  • Highlight specialty products in a fun, unique way with rosettes.
  • Make a rosette wreath to add to any holiday decor you might use.
  • Hang small rosettes on endcaps to show customers where the sale is.

Pro Tip: Decorating for success should include your employees, so get them brand new name tags!

Decorating for Success, Ribbon Style!

Whether it’s for the holidays or a pop-up sale your shop is having, custom ribbons are a must when it comes to decorating for success in any business. From window staging to giving out samples, all of our ribbons can be used in any environment. Use ribbon rolls, badge ribbons and even rosette to make your store stand out.

Stay Connected Using Custom Ribbon Rolls

By wrapping your gifts with custom ribbons, you stay connected to the people who matter most.

A gift wrapped using a custom ribbon, used to stay socially connected with other people.

Gift giving is one of the best ways to stay socially connected because you can do it from anywhere. No matter how far you are from the recipient, sending them a beautifully wrapped gift makes you feel closer together.

To form a deeper social connection between you and the recipient, wrap your gift using Custom Ribbon Rolls. Made of high-quality material, these ribbons let you share a unique message with the other person. Adding this personal touch shows the recipient how much they mean to you. As you use custom ribbons to make them feel special, your relationship with them will become stronger.

Why does social connection matter?

There are so many benefits to strengthening your social connections. Scientific studies have found that connecting with others not only makes you happier, but it also helps you live longer. It reduced stress levels, which in turn improves your immune system and general well-being. If you want to receive these health benefits, then making a greater effort to deepen your relationships is key.

On top of health benefits, social connections also help you reach your professional goals. By building relationships with people at work and in your community, you form a strong network of people who trust your abilities and are willing to support your business.

Now that you know the benefits of social connection, here is how you use custom ribbons to connect with the people in your life.

Connect with Your Co-workers

A gift wrapped in a red ribbon that reads Thank You, sitting on an office desk, used to stay socially connected to a team member.

Use custom ribbons to build a strong relationship with each of your team members. Surprise them with a quality gift, wrapped up in a pretty ribbon that reads, Great job! or Thanks for Your Hard Work. Make sure to also send a wrapped gift to your colleagues who work from home. As you express appreciation for what your co-workers do for the company, you will form a closer connection with them and work better as a team. Your recognition will also motivate them to continue to put in their best effort.

Connect with Your Clients

When it comes to building a relationship with your clients, nothing works better than custom ribbons. Add your company name and logo so your clients will always remember who gave them such a generous gift. Or, personalize ribbon rolls with a short message to thank your clients for their business. As you use custom ribbons to make your clients feel valued, you will gain their trust and increase your brand loyalty.

Connect with Your Friends and Family

Show love for friends and family by adorning your gifts with customized ribbons. Create ribbons to use all year round with endearing messages such as Sending You My Love or With You Always. To be prepared for special occasions, get ribbons for graduations, weddings and other milestones. And, don’t forget to customize holiday ribbons with the colors and graphics of your choice. With your unique design on quality fabric, your loved ones will know how much you care.

Stay Connected Using Custom Ribbons

If you want a closer connection to the people in your life, customize ribbons for all your gift giving needs. They make your gifts personable by sharing your unique design. And they are tons of fun! Choose from different ribbon materials and customize the color, font and more all in one place. With continuous print ribbons for gift wrapping and favor print ribbons for bows, you won’t be disappointed in our product selection.

What other ways can ribbons help you connect with people? Tell us in a comment.

Pageant Ribbons for Your Event Preparation

Even though many pageants won’t start for a month or two, now is the time to get all of your pageant ribbons! Getting your orders in now will ensure that you have all of your ribbon needs before your pageant even starts.

Now, maybe your future event isn’t a traditional beauty pageant featuring all women. Perhaps it is even more of a fair or festival. It doesn’t matter which type of pageant you are hosting, it still needs ribbons. But, what you do need to remember is that some of these custom ribbons take a while to make and ship.

badge ribbons with text to use for pageant ribbons

Award ribbons can be a flat piece of ribbon, such as our prize ribbons, or a fancier use of a ribbon material, such as a rosette. Every award ribbon can be presented as a mark of recognition to honor recipients for their accomplishments. Award ribbons also come in all shapes and sizes. So, let’s go over all of our award ribbons and get you started down the right path toward your pageant ribbons needs.

Making Rosettes Work for Your Pageant Ribbons

From adorning pageant sashes to giving them as awards, rosettes have a definite place at your event. Whether they are large or small, each rosette should be chosen specifically for how they will be used and who will receive them. If you need an award ribbon, make sure your prize suits your champion.

For a beauty pageant, you may want one of our larger ribbons like an Amesbury Rosette. With its multiple colors and beautiful pleats and tucks, this ribbon will suit your prize winning beauty. And, if your pageant has a theme, you can customize the center button to match. Add personalized text to the front streamer, and your winner is sure to know how much you admire them.

Pro Tip: Use rosettes to number all of your contestants with pretty pageant ribbons!

But, don’t underestimate our stock rosettes. Some events need pageant ribbons for everyone in attendance, especially when it’s an event for teens or children. We have colors and award names for everyone involved in your pageant (even a participation award).

rosette used for a contestant number for pageant ribbons

Check Out These Prize Ribbons

Even our stock options for flat prize ribbons will make your pageant entries swoon! From our brightly full-colored place ribbons to the pretty imprinted victory torch, each ribbon will be happily received. Use these simple ribbons to include everyone and make sure they know you appreciate their hard work.

And, these ribbons are a blast to collect. Each pageant participant will be excited to return every year for a new award to add to their hoard. Even give these ribbons to parents and anyone else who supports the pageant and the participants. Make sure everyone is recognized and thanked for their help in making your pageant the best.

Looking for something more custom but still just as simple? Check out our custom top ribbon selection. All of these ribbons are available with full-color printing so you can add anything you need. From text to graphics, these are the perfect answer to quick and great looking pageant ribbons. And, most of these ribbons come with record cards to personalize for the winner.

And, don’t forget the ribbon rolls!

Full-color ribbons come in your choice of size (up to three, four or six inches), so they make the perfect sash for your next winner and attendees. Simply provide the design you want to see for all of your sashes, and we’ll give you the highest quality ribbons that will make your contestants shine.

Once you have your pageant sashes, add some flair with a rosette for the winners. Choose from many styles to fit the many different participants. Customize each rosette and attach them to sashes at the bottom, or pin them onto the contestant for added flair.

Other ribbon roll tips for pageant ribbons:

ribbon rolls with text that can be used for any pageant ribbons
  • These sashes can also come in handy for identifying parents and other VIPs during your event.
  • Use the ribbon rolls for decorations during your event as well. All pageant goers will be excited to see your creativity and the glamour that only ribbons can provide.

No matter what your custom or stock ribbon needs are, we are your go-to pageant ribbons headquarters. So, get your ribbons today and make your future event stand out. And, your winners and participants will keep coming back for more.