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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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.
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.
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.
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