How Do You Use Your Ribbons?

From holiday DIYs to corporate events, ribbons are perfect for almost any need.

But, we want to know more! What do you do with your ribbons?

Are there any particular ways you use a ribbon? From ribbon rolls to rosettes, every ribbon is essential in decorating, gifting and so much more. Here are our top nine ways to use ribbons.

award ribbons are perfect for conferences, fairs and all eventsConventions, Events & Festivals

No event is complete without ribbons! And events such as weddings and other parties prove that. From decorating tables to providing accessories for attendees, every event can find a use for ribbons. Use badge ribbons to identify your attendees. Or, use ribbon rolls so that everyone can show support for their cause or an awareness of a disease or issue.

Rosette ribbons are perfect for fairs and festivals. Give them out as awards and prizes. Or, use ribbon rolls to brand baked or homemade goods at a fair. A badge ribbon is a unique way to advertise a company or specific booth that needs help with marketing their product or service.

And, there are no limits with ribbon use at a convention! From identification to icebreakers and everything in between, find a ribbon to suit all of your needs.

Holidays, Presents & Sales

With Christmas and other holidays just around the corner, ribbons are sure to be seen everywhere. They will be poking out from under holiday trees wrapped around presents to make sure the receiver knows just who their gifts are from. Use a badge ribbon to make a unique gift tag.

custom top ribbons can be used for promotions and sales for the holidaysAnd, ribbons are frequently seen in stores as businesses prepare for holiday sales. Custom top ribbons are a perfect example. Take advantage of the full-color printing and create sales reminders and unique coupons for your business today. Or, place them around the store for hidden sale items and raffles.

Don’t forget the holiday decorations! From your home to any business, a custom ribbon is the perfect answer to any decorating need. Use them on door wreaths, festive garlands and so much more!

DIY, Crafting & Hobbies

use custom ribbons for handmade accessories and other DIYs, hobbies and craftsNo craft or hobby is complete without a ribbon. Take long ribbon roll pieces and make garlands to hang on your wall or a beam on the ceiling. Or, wrap ribbon around flower bouquets and centerpieces to make them fit any home or store decor. And, with so many options to choose from, pick a custom ribbon to match any color theme.

Do you have extra ribbon scraps left over from your last event or celebration? Make ribbon flowers and attach them to handmade bracelets, headbands, purses, shoelaces and almost any other accessory. Everything always looks so much better with ribbon!

We’re still interested in hearing from YOU! So, how do you use your ribbons?

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.

Custom Signs, Ribbons and Holiday Decor

After creating your custom signs, use personalized ribbon rolls to hang them.

Decorating for the holidays just became easier! Are you one of those people who prefer to decorate with a theme or use uniformity in your colors and style? Using engraved holiday custom signs is a great way to keep a theme going. And using personalized ribbon rolls to hang them takes it one step further.

From choosing your favorite holiday color and text to making a unique colorful statement, designing ribbons to go with your Christmas decor is sure to make everyone smile. Just add your favorite carol lyrics, or any other festive text, to a holiday ribbon and hang a fun themed sign on your doors and windows. Or, use that same ribbon to hang ornaments on your Christmas tree.

Here are three great tips for hanging your custom signs and decorations this year!

using personalized ribbons and custom signs for holiday decorations for home and officeBraided Ribbon Chains

Try to keep your ribbons as flat as possible, and just start braiding. Remember that your ribbon length will shorten as your braid gets longer, so either pre-measure with that in mind or work directly off your ribbon rolls. Secure the braid with a small, tight knot once your braid is long enough. Once this is complete, attach your ribbon to the back of your sign or other decoration with double-sided tape.

Want something a bit more decorative? Take two of your ribbon colors and make a big circle with the long ends sticking out from underneath. Then take the third ribbon color and tie it around the middle of that circle and the top of the braid. Doing this will make a bow without a lot of trouble. The ends of the third ribbon color will get used as a tail with the other colors.

using personalized ribbons and custom signs for holiday decorations for home and officeDouble Bow Ribbons

Using this option will require pre-drilled holes in your custom signs. However, the effect is something quite extraordinary! Measure out the length of ribbon that is necessary to hang your sign. Make a loop with each end of the ribbon and stick one end through each hole in the sign. Pass another piece of ribbon through the loop and tie that ribbon into a bow. This bow can be any size you would like. It can also be another ribbon color to add to your festivity. Then, tie the loop shut on the backside of the sign, and hang.

using personalized ribbons and custom signs for holiday decorations for home and officeRibbon Fringe

This decorative option is super simple! Just run custom ribbons along the bottom of your sign and trim them to the length you want. We have alternated colors to add a little extra pop and style.

Personalized ribbons are perfect for hanging almost anything, especially custom signs. Display your favorite holiday pieces using any customized ribbon roll this season.

Using Ribbons: Dictionary & Glossary

A glossary is helpful when making your next ribbon choice!

With so many different custom ribbon types to choose from, selecting the perfect ribbon for your event or project can be difficult. This simple ribbon glossary is helpful when picking the perfect ribbon for your next ribbon project or event.

a simple and easy to use custom ribbon glossary and quick reference dictionaryMost of these terms refer to our custom ribbon rolls. However, some of them are for printing processes and other ribbon types.

Polyester:

This is a fabric made from a polymer which is usually formed by polymerizing a polyhydric alcohol with a polybasic acid. These fabrics are colorfast and will not shrink. They are the most durable.

Grosgrain (pronounced gro-grain):

This is a heavy ribbon which has a ribbed, or corded texture and appearance across the width of the ribbon, typically made of silk or rayon.

Chiffon:

This is a sheer fabric of silk, nylon, or rayon in plain weave.

Acetate:

Also called acetate rayon. This is a synthetic filament, yarn, or fabric composed of a derivative of the acetic ester of cellulose. It differs from viscose rayon in having greater strength when wet and greater sensitivity to high temperatures.

Satin:

A ribbon or fabric which has a smooth, shiny appearance, and often has a glossy face and a soft, slippery texture. The term “satin” is a type of weave which results in the shiny appearance on one side and “flat” appearance on the other.

Metallic:

Referring to a yarn or fiber made partly or entirely of metal or a reflective film or ink and having a metallic appearance. This is also in printing and makes lettering and logos slightly reflective to light.

Hot Stamp:

A dry printing method of lithography in which predried ink or foils are transferred to the ribbon surface. This is done at high temperatures and is efficient for quick runs and simple designs.

Hopefully, these terms will help you to understand what are the differences in our ribbon. And, as always, we’re here to help. And we are only a click or a phone call away!

How To Guide: Finding Your Perfect Ribbons

Ribbons are a great enhancement for any project, event or holiday. But, how do you know which ribbon type is for you?

From weddings and other large-scale events to crafts and projects around any home, ribbons are a must to keep on hand. But, knowing which ribbons you need for each project or need may not always be an easy answer. Most ribbons are quite versatile and will work for multiple uses.finding the right ribbons for your needs events decorations and other projects

To get you pointed in the right direction for your needs, first, you must understand the differences between the types of ribbon.

finding the right ribbons for your needs events decorations and other projectsRibbon Rolls

These ribbons are probably the most versatile of the bunch. Use ribbon rolls to promote a sale or event. Decorate for a party or convention. Use as product packaging or gift wrapping. They are also perfect for floral arrangements, and the list goes on!

finding the right ribbons for your needs events decorations and other projectsClassic Ribbon

These are flat pieces of ribbon that attach to a name badge or are used as promotional materials. Badge ribbons help identify person’s role or received rewards, or just break the ice. They are perfect for conventions, meetings and other events. Imprinted and full color ribbons are great for getting the word out and for promoting a sale or event. You can also use them for a “save the date”, bookmarks, gift tags or keepsakes.

finding the right ribbons for your needs events decorations and other projectsRosette Ribbon

This extravagant ribbon is perfect for fairs, festivals, contests and other types of shows. But, they are for more than just for animal shows. They are also commonly used for recognition awards and can be used to highlight any and all accomplishments in a classroom or business setting.

Now that you know the three types of ribbon let’s explore the benefits of each type!

Ribbon Rolls

From celebrations to awards, custom ribbon rolls are extremely versatile. Customize each ribbon roll selection to meet any need by adding text or logos. Ideal for weddings or other events for decorations and floral arrangements. Add your personalized message and tie them around bags and boxes when giving gifts. They also make a great award or awareness ribbons. Customize them with your message and cut them to the length you desire and present them to be worn or displayed. The list of uses for this ribbon type is endless!

Classic Ribbon

Badge, imprinted and full color ribbon all have their benefits. Print or imprint them with information that identifies speakers and staff or an assortment of other functions of people during conferences and other meetings. They are valuable networking and marketing tools. Personalize them with custom text, a company logo or full color graphics and most any other custom need. And, all of these ribbons are great for brand recognition.

Rosette Ribbon

These are the best way to give an award to any winner or participant during an event or other function. With decorative tops and bottom streamer ribbons, these ribbons have an elegant look that will show recognition for doing well at anything. Use rosettes for awards for businesses, sporting events, educational needs, hobbies, animal shows and more.

So, when it comes to choosing the right ribbon for your needs, it’s important to know what ribbon types are available and to understand that most ribbons will work for any need!