1 day ago
Thursday, November 20, 2014
In the library
Here is an updated version of my DIY award ribbons. Every year (almost) I run a contest in the library "The Great Pumpkin Character Contest". Students decorate real or plastic pumpkins to look like storybook or sometimes movie characters. I award gift certificates to the book fair and each grade has a first, second and third place winner. I run these contests on a shoe string budget, so I make the awards and certificates myself. This year I got a little fancier with the award ribbons.
The last time I posted my ribbons I had several requests for a tutorial. I never got around to getting it done. So, this time I took pictures as I went with the idea of showing anyone interested how I put them together.
*1 1/2" circle punch
*1 3/4" circle punch
*Crepe paper streamers in three colors for each level of award (3 different colors makes a little fluffier rosette), mine picks were:
1st place, lavender, dark purple and black
2nd place, orange, yellow and black
3rd place, lime green, clover green and black
*Coordinating 1 1/2" Satin ribbon for each level or award (Purple, Orange, Green)
*Coordinating card stock for each color of award (Purple, Orange, Green)
*White card stock for printing award medallion and for blank circles
*Glue or glue gun (I used a glue gun since I was making multiples)
*Computer & printer
Punch 3, 1 3/4" circles from the colored card stock for every ribbon
Punch 1 blank white circle for every ribbon
Create your award medallion in your favorite software (I used Publisher)
Make sure the circle of your medallion is just a tad smaller the 1 1/2" so you can use your circle punch to punch them out. Create one for each ribbon.
I hope you found this helpful. Thanks for stopping by and I'll talk to you again soon.