Ways to Preserve Your Horse Show Ribbons

You have spent hours and hours training, you traveled, you performed at the horse show, and you won that coveted ribbon!  So what now?  Below are some ways you can preserve your ribbons.

First up is the ribbon cylinder!  This is what I currently do with my ribbons.  I have a glass apothecary jar (purchased at Hobby Lobby) that they go into after each show.  I even write specific details on the back of the rosettes so I will remember what each ribbon was for.  Not only is it a great way to preserve them, but it also a great way to display them.  It will definitely add a pop of color to any room!

ribbon cylinder


Next up is the shadow box!  You can add in more than just ribbons with this option.  Include photos, a halter, anything you want!  This would be very special for a beloved horse that has passed.  Another great decor piece as well!

ribbon shadow box


Turn your show ribbon into a bookmark!  Every time you read you will be reminded of that special memory and smile!  😉  For a step by step guide on how to make one, click here.

ribbon bookmark


This is another fun DIY project…the ribbon picture frame.  You could easily cut the ribbons to fit, glue, and wrap around a frame!

ribbon frame


These other options can all be created by Distinctive Designs by Diana.  A whole site dedicated to preserving your horse show ribbons in a unique way!

Ribbon Wreaths

ribbon wreath3

ribbon wreath2


Ribbon Tote Bag

ribbon tote


Ribbon Pillow

ribbon pillow


Ribbon Quilt

ribbon quilt


Ribbon Banner

ribbon banner


And the ultimate horse show ribbon room!  🙂  I hope this has helped you come up with some creative ways for showcasing your hard earned ribbons!

ribbon room

12 comments for “Ways to Preserve Your Horse Show Ribbons

  1. March 28, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Love these!!! So cool!

    • March 28, 2013 at 2:50 PM

      Thanks! 🙂

  2. Nancy Toby
    May 18, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    Great ideas, but I’d note for those making pillows, etc., is that the ribbon streamers and printing are not usually very durable (especially if they’re a few years old) and they may easily split or lose the lettering with much wear.

    • Kat
      November 4, 2016 at 7:18 AM

      Back them with stabiliser for strength.

  3. Rebecca
    August 12, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    I framed my horse ribbons with GoldStandard Frames! They have an online framing system expressly for horse ribbons where you can pick the mattes, frames and place your ribbons. I liked it, but I found out I wasn’t much of a designer, so I called them.
    They were surprisingly nice!!! And they’re designers!!! Yay! I got exactly what I wanted!
    I have the frame in my office at work! Everyone comments on it, some people even walk by in the hall, then come back and ask about it. Since I love talking about Rex, it’s such a joy! Perks me up during the day!
    Check them out! http://www.goldstandardframes.com

    • August 15, 2013 at 1:28 PM

      Thank you so much for sharing! Will definitely check them out!

  4. December 19, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    LOVE the ribbons in jars. And the wreath is fantastic too. I’m going to share these ideas!

  5. Chelsea Reynolds
    January 20, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Does anyone know where I could find directions on how to make the ribbon wreath? Thanks!

    • January 21, 2014 at 11:20 AM

      I haven’t found specific instructions but my suggestion would be to cut the tails off most of the ribbons to where you just have the rosette part left. Most of the time they have a silver hook on the back that you should probably be able to hook into the wreath; otherwise, you could superglue the rosette to the wreath. That’s how I would give it a go! 🙂

  6. gail
    November 9, 2015 at 12:57 PM

    I can’t tell by photo what sizes the glass jars are, can you tell me approx. sizes? Thank you.

    • November 12, 2015 at 11:23 AM

      I don’t know the exact sizes but tall glass apothecary jars would work.

  7. Patti Schwartz
    August 20, 2017 at 7:27 AM

    What size is the picture in the ribbon quilt of the horse I’m going to make that for my son’s girlfriend with all her ribbons and I want to know what size the picture is and did you print that on fabric. It did you stabilize the ribbons before you so dumb please advise me what I should do I’m a quilter and pretty much know how to do it I’m just never worked with ribbons before if you could please email me I’d appreciate it. Thank you very much for your time. Patti J Schwartz

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