Do you have many horse show ribbons that you would like to proudly display in your home? If you want to show off your accomplishments in a unique way, check out some of these different ways to display the ribbons. You can stick with a traditional way of displaying the ribbons or try something a bit more creative.
Ways to Display Horse Show Ribbons
Whether your horse got first place or just a participation ribbon, it's fun to show off their accomplishments. This is especially fun for kids and teens just getting into the show horse activities. They work hard to win and those ribbons are a part of the reward. Showcasing them in your barn, living room, bedroom, or even office is understandable and expected. Whatever way you choose, all that matters is that you like how they look.
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Put Your Show Ribbons in a Large Picture Frame
You can put your horse show ribbons on display in a large picture frame. Start by shopping around for a large frame with enough space to hold all the ribbons you have accumulated. You can pick one large frame or multiple mid-size frames to use. After you get the frames, carefully remove the back of it and any cardboard inside of it.
Place your ribbons against the glass in the order that you prefer. You may want to organize them in chronological order based on when you received them. After you spread your ribbons out on the glass, you can put the back piece on the frame and seal it closed. Hang your picture frame full of ribbons anywhere on the wall. You might want it in your bedroom or the living room.
More ideas include using a shadow box, wrapping the cardboard backing of the frame with a glitter paper, and creating a ribbon wall by framing the same rankings in different frames and adding to a wall. Ribbons are excellent for creating a whole look around for your home or barn.
Make a Decorative Wreath With Your Horse Show Ribbons
Create a decorative wreath using your horse's ribbons. You can purchase the material needed to create the shape of the wreath. You may want to buy a natural grapevine wreath or garden metal wreath. After you have the frame for the wreath, you will need a hot glue gun. Use the hot glue gun to add a small drop of glue to the back of each ribbon.
You can press each ribbon against the wreath, covering each section until full. If you have any open spaces leftover, fill those areas with artificial flowers. You can glue the flowers next to the ribbons to make the wreath look even prettier. Put your decorative wreath in the home to have your ribbons on display.
We also saw this super cute idea on Etsy for making a wreath by folding and braiding or weaving ribbons together. You can even purchase them made for you like this!
Turn Them Into Pillows
Yes! This is so brilliant and unique. I found this idea on Etsy recently with a horse ribbon burlap pillow and loved it. You can create a simple burlap pillow then attach the ribbons to the pillow as shown. This is a great way to add a show piece to your home that isn't just ribbons on a wall. Super cute and fun to make or have made for you.
Decorate the Edges of a Frame With the Show Ribbons
If you have a large frame with a photo of your horse or poster inside it, decorate the picture frame with your ribbons. You would take the same approach as you would when creating a wreath. You could add a small dab of hot glue to the back of the ribbons and spread them out around the frame. If you run out of space because you have tons more ribbons, you can decorate other frames around the home with them.
You can also use more traditional ribbon boards and attach a framed image above like shown in the image below. This display can also be purchased via this shop link on Etsy if you want someone to make it for you to use with your own ribbons.
Use a Traditional Horse Show Ribbon Display Stand
When you want to keep it simple, purchase a traditional horse show ribbon display stand. These stands are available in different materials, including wood and metal. The size of the stand will vary. The original ribbon rack is simple a small wooden rack you hang and then attach ribbons to. I also love the idea of using the one shown below that has a custom image plaque on top with hooks to hang the ribbons below.
You can purchase a larger stand if you need more space because you have dozens of horse show ribbons. The display stand can get put just about anywhere. You might want it near your bed or by the couch in your living room. No matter where you put it, the display stand full of ribbons will quickly become a conversation piece in your home.
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Display Show Ribbons with Pride
You can easily display your horse's ribbons in different ways. You can add them inside a picture frame, glue to them a frame’s exterior, or even make a wreath with them. It is also possible to put the ribbons on a traditional display stand. No matter what you do with them, you can proudly put your ribbons on display for everyone to see. Keep it simple or get creative with the many ribbons you have collected over the years.