Have you ever wondered how to
reuse leftover ribbon, here are Ten Ways to Re-use Your Ribbon Scraps
We as crafters know how quickly scraps can pile up. Even one simple project can lead to a basket full of odds and ends. But there is no reason why our precious materials should end up in the trash bin. Why not keep the creative juices flowing and put those scraps to good use? Here are ten great ways to re-use ribbon scraps:
- Turn your scraps into a piece of art by hot gluing ribbon pieces of similar length to a piece of thin foam board. Place in a frame and voila! Ribbon art!
- Attach one end of several ribbon pieces to one long piece of white ribbon for a super cute party banner.
- Cut out fun shapes and hot glue to toothpicks to make festive cupcake toppers.
- Tie offray ribbon pieces to the stems of wine glasses to identify everyone’s drink at your next cocktail part
- Make a pretty personalized book mark for the literature lover in your life. You could insert into a blank journal that you decorate for extra points.
- Make your next dinner party a night to remember by making classy napkin ties.
(Why waste money on those expensive rings?)
- Tie the ends of your scrap ribbon to single keys for a smart key ring.
- Broken zipper tag? Why replace the whole thing when you can attach a ribbon for a quick fix?
- Add ribbon to plain hair clips for a super cute accessory.
- Tie spare pieces of foldover elastic for quick hair ties.
By using the ideas above, you will be recycling your ribbon scraps from a past project into a great new design. Who knows, the scraps may even eventually become a fun activity at your next party!
Have some more creative uses for ribbon scraps that I didn’t mention? Make sure to comment on this post! The more the merrier!
This blog post comes from The Ribbon Retreat, an online store who specializes in helping crafters finish their fabric and ribbon projects.