Thursday, January 26, 2012

Homemade Show-Ribbons

A farm/cowboy/county fair/equestrian theme flows throughout every room in our house.  I use my old horse show ribbons as a way to tie some of the rooms together.  June's room is equestrian/cowgirl themed, however, her colors clash with the typical primary-colored show ribbons.  I made these ribbons to keep her colors & the equestrian theme blended together in a pretty, cowgirl-chic harmony.

I used:
1 spool of wide turquoise/aqua ribbon {not wired}
1 spool of wide salmon ribbon {not wired}
2 thin cardboard circles {a smaller size & a larger size}
& a hot glue gun.

I gathered & glued the ribbon in a circle {using the outline of a smaller circle as a guide}.  Then glued the smaller of the two ribbon-ruffled circles on top or the larger.  Then used strips of the ribbon as tails, glued to the back of the cardboard.  I placed & set my center decorative piece with hot glue.

The center piece of the ribbon can either be a brooch, a concho, or a circle-cut piece of cardboard {maybe embellished with rhinestones or pretty paper}. 

{As an extra, I tied the aqua tulle with a small decorative ribbon to create a bow, then hot-glued it on to the ribbon}


  1. Where did you get the silver thing for the middle? I love this it's a must my my little girls room!

  2. Most reputable trainers have great horse training skills, some also happen to be great business people- but rarely have I met those skilled at both.