8 Things to Do with Ribbon

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If you’re anything like us, you have tons of ribbon odds and ends lying around. Today’s tutorial gives you eight creative and easy ways of using up your stash of extras!


Add Sass to an Outfit

Ribbon isn’t just for little girl dresses. A piece of pretty ribbon tied around your waist or just under your bust adds color and fun to an otherwise boring blouse or dress.


Hang cards

Hang a pretty piece of ribbon on the wall and then hang your birthday or holiday cards off of the ribbon. Easy!


Embellish your applique designs

Adding a little bow to an applique design is an easy way to add a feminine touch. It’s an simple way to add versatility to your library of designs.

carrot with bow

Make a choker

Tie a pretty ribbon around your neck for a quick choker. You can even add a pendant or charm.



Use ribbon to hang tags on bins and baskets to help keep track of what goes where. For younger kids who can’t yet read, you can print pictures to go on the tags to help them keep tidy. (Just make sure to keep ribbon out of reach of any littles under the age of 3).


Party time

Add ribbon to party invites, table tents, and other party items for an added touch of class.

Ribbon mini necktie

Tie your ribbon like a necktie, then cut the bottom to a point. Use it to make a card for dad or decorate a guy gift.


Adorn a picture frame

Use a ⅛ inch hole punch to add holes to a matt, then string ribbon through.


8 Responses

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
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    My sister uses ribbon to hang cards. She changes it for all the different holidays.

  2. Jeanette
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    I totally love that picture frame! I would have never thought about doing something like that! You really have a creative mind! I could use you at my house! LOL

  3. Debra
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    I love all of these ideas! Especially that necktie! Too cute!

  4. Crystal Bowley Reagan
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    I’ve got a huge stash of ribbon that needs to be used. I can’t wait to put it to use & try your ideas.

  5. Stephanie Pass
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    I love to use ribbon as much as possible. I have a box full of it. These are all some great ideas!

  6. Michelle F.
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    Those are some great ribbon ideas. I love the one with the necktie.

  7. Liz Mays
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    I’m going to start hanging tags from baskets like that. I love the idea!

  8. Holly @ Woman Tribune
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    I really love the idea of hanging cards with ribbon. What a great way to change up how to display cards in a simple, chic way.

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