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    The new show season is starting, and I'm running out of room to put my ribbbons. I like to have them on display somehow in my room. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
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    I got 2 deep picture boxes, in the 2 outside ones I cut the long tails off the ribbons and layered them all in order (1 though 8). In the larger middle one, I put a bunch of more special ribbons, all in tact (Champion ones and ones from Spruce) and in the middle put my old horses stable name plate. I must take a picture of them as they look really nice hung on the wall!
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    Nothing special but a wire run along the length of a wall will hold a lot of ribbons.
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    I use chain to hang mine on a wall. The chain is the decorative 'lamp chain' you get at a hardware store. The one inch size fits the hanger on the back of the ribbon. I hang the chain using a picture hock and then add the ribbons. You can crowd them, overlap them, stagger them as needed.

    Here's part of what the wall looks like:

    http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/e...nt=Ribbons.jpg

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    I turned mine into decorative pillows. Got the idea from quilts:
    http://www.showthrow.com/index.html



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    Mine are in glass vases and jars. I line them all along the inside, blues and reds and champions on the outside, then stuff the middle with the rest of the ribbons. If there are special ones, I try and make sure the writing shows, otherwise I fold the ribbons and have the button showing. I have them scattered around the house.
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    I staple-gun chicken wire onto wooden frames and "frame" my ribbons. The ribbons hang on the chicken wire easily.



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    You need a ribbon quilt! They are a great way to display your ribbons in an organized and artisitic method. I design them so that the printing on the ribbons is kept intact and readable so you see so many memories each time you look at it.
    see my ribbon quilts at: www.ribbonquilts.com



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    Quote Originally Posted by LEL View Post
    I staple-gun chicken wire onto wooden frames and "frame" my ribbons. The ribbons hang on the chicken wire easily.
    What a great idea! I might have to unpack mine and hang them up again. They were supposed to be made into a ribbon quilt but I never got around to it. I even bought a pattern
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    Quote Originally Posted by UniqueSaddlePads View Post
    What a great idea! I might have to unpack mine and hang them up again. They were supposed to be made into a ribbon quilt but I never got around to it. I even bought a pattern
    Framing them is quicker and easier. The ribbons are then left intact. Ribbon frames are cheaper than wall art and are just as nice, IMHO.



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    I got a ribbon quilt from scotchie and I absolutely adore it. I will get another when my current horse retires (which is hopefully not for quite a long time yet). His ribbons get displayed in huge glass bowls and vases, which is an idea I got from this forum a while back. It looks gorgeous and they are portable



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    This is a great idea... might have to do this sometime. Hubby is definitely handy enough to make this for me!

    Quote Originally Posted by LEL View Post
    I staple-gun chicken wire onto wooden frames and "frame" my ribbons. The ribbons hang on the chicken wire easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LEL View Post
    Framing them is quicker and easier. The ribbons are then left intact. Ribbon frames are cheaper than wall art and are just as nice, IMHO.
    I think this might be a good solution. I also can't quite make myself cut them up yet until I retire my horse, I'd like to have a quilt that displays his entire career, not just a snippet.

    Also glad that I have a hubby that is quite handy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucyeq View Post
    The new show season is starting, and I'm running out of room to put my ribbbons. I like to have them on display somehow in my room. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
    i use big pin boards that cover a wall



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    I have circa 1974 louvred closet doors, and I hang the ribbons on the closet doors by putting the metal tab through the spaces, it works great.
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    Ribbon quilts are awesome!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by MunchkinsMom View Post
    I have circa 1974 louvred closet doors, and I hang the ribbons on the closet doors by putting the metal tab through the spaces, it works great.
    Now this is a cool idea. Thanks!



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