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{Tutorial} A Prize Winning Blue Ribbon

Entry #23 from our Calling All Bloggers Challenge was sent to us Doris Driver of Piggy Bank Parties:

{Tutorial} A Prize Winning Blue Ribbon

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The crew at Piggy Bank Parties is so excited that May Arts is featuring our Blue Ribbon Tutorial on their blog! We love sharing our ideas for easy and affordable projects. My name is Do (like do-re-mi) and I'll be your tutor today!

Gather the following supplies:


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  • 1 yard of 1.5"-2.5" wide May Arts ribbon
  • Needle and Thread
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock, Labels or Buttons
  • Adhesive Dots or Glue Gun
  • Optional: 2" Scalloped Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Iron or Brooch Pin Back

Ready? Here we go…

  • Cut the yard of ribbon into 2 lengths–a 12" length and a 24" length. Set the 12" length to the side.
  • Fold the ribbon accordion style and pinch together. The folds should be approximately 3/4" wide.

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  • Take your needle and thread and put the needle through all of your folds. Pull the thread through leaving enough at the end so you can tie a knot.
  • Pull the string to tighten the thread but don't pull too hard. The ribbon can use a bit of wiggle room.

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  • Fan out the ribbon into a circular shape and flatten the center using your fingers or an iron.

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  • Take the 12" length of ribbon you set aside and fold it to create the ribbon tails. If you have double-sided patterns or the pattern is only on one side of the ribbon, follow the photo directions below.

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  • Attach the tails with a needle and thread or a glue gun.

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  • Trim the tails by folding the ribbon in half and cutting on an angle. 

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  • If you would like to pin the ribbon on, attach a Brooch Pin Back with needle and thread or glue gun.
  • Create the center medallion using a label, cardstock circle or button. Attach the cardstock circle or button with an adhesive dot or glue gun.

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For fun, we also created ribbons for every occasion–the possibilities are endless!

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We wanted to thank the May Arts blog readers…so we created Blue Ribbon Medallions just for you! SURPRISE!

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{Free Download} Blue Ribbon Medallions

We hope you have fun creating your own Blue Ribbons!


Ribbon by May Arts
{Styles: HA44 (Blue Satin), KB03 (Blue Gingham), WK22 (Pink Striped),
ED14 (Red/White Polka Dots) and RH44 (Red/Green)}

"Blue Ribbon Medallions" by Piggy Bank Parties

  1. Marcus Wolfe

    I’ve got one of those blue ribbons. I earned it at the Driver County Fair for first place in the Savory Pie Category for my now famous ‘sheepdog pie’. The Ribbon is great, I’ve got pictures which I just need to upload to my facebook page. I am so proud of it.

  2. Cindy Disney-Gainey

    These ribbons are great & very versatile~ I can think of 1,000 ways to use them:)

    Thanks for making it easy for even the non-crafty person, like myself!

    I love the Piggy Bank Parties~ they are easy & fun for anyone to use.

  3. Norma Patterson

    I love the blue ribbion tags. I am going to make some myself. PIggy Bank Parties has a lot of creative party ideas that are easy to use. Thanks!

  4. Karen

    I love Piggy Bank Parties!!! They have such unique ideas!

  5. Latrice Murphy

    These are so cute. Great for birthday party prizes or gifts tags!


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