5 DIY Ideas for Displaying Horse Show Ribbons

If you've got old horse show ribbons collecting dust in the basement, then these DIY ideas are for you! Not only do they make a great conversation piece, but they often hold sentimental value and are a reminder of wonderful memories. Don't let that go to waste. Several years ago during a long distance move, I hastily threw away a huge box of  ribbons thinking I would have no use for them. What a huge mistake! I still regret it and luckily have a few special ones left that I had tucked away. So go dig them out and give these a try. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Frames
This would be perfect for a show picture or collage. It could be done with just 2 ribbons for a small photo, or dozens to surround a large mirror or bulletin board. You could also find a unique frame and just hang them up!






Vase or Jar
It doesn't get easier than this! I love the simplicity and the ribbons could be easily rearranged to match your decor or the seasons.


Wreath
A red & green ribbon wreath would be an obvious choice for the holidays, but a variety of colors is perfect for year-round use. I really like the idea of leaving a few special ribbons intact at the bottom. This would be great tack room decor!



Quilt or Pillow
If you have a knack for sewing, this is a beautiful way to display your ribbons. This pillow and quilt is from Distinctive Designs by Diana and is a nice alternative to making your own if you're not so savvy with this type of project (like me!). Or you could pin ribbons to a pillow for a simpler look.





Accessorize
Turn your ribbons into a fashionable clutch, like this one by Tracy Michele Designs (she also does cute tote bags). I would love to have one in all red to go with my favorite little back dress. You could also add a ribbon to a clutch or purse you already have for a totally unique look.

How do you use your old Horse Show Ribbons?

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