Tuesday, July 20, 2021

A fun idea for making your own customized ribbons


Do you remember when some Christmas ribbon came with little phrases stamped on it?  I had some in the past that came from my grandmother's stash of Christmas wrappings.  It was a narrow (maybe half-inch) satin ribbon in a dark red and had "Season's Greetings", if I remember right, stamped on it in white.

In recent years I have seen twill tape with small designs or phrases stamped on it.  I've been intrigued by it but never wanted to pay full price, and it's the sort of thing that doesn't usually make it to the after-Christmas sales.  I never dreamed, until seeing this post from Bev at Flamingo Toes, that I could make my own quite easily: Easy and Fun Customized Christmas Ribbons.

This project uses twill ribbons (Bev shares her source) along with a computer, printer,  iron, and iron-on transfer paper and produces amazingly professional results.  Aren't these ribbons so cute?

Photo by Bev at Flamingo Toes

I would love to make some of these customized ribbons now (well, as soon as I can gather the materials)  and have them all ready for gift wrapping in December!

As an aside to this post, I'd like to remind you that since this is my 10th year of doing Christmas in July,  I've been doing a bit of a give*away each week.  

As many readers know, I have loads of vintage Christmas ephemera. 

I've been putting together some small assortments of vintage goodies, and my intent is to give away one of them to a blog reader each week of July.  So for this week, if you are interested leave the word "silver" somewhere in your comment on this post.  Drawing for the prize will be on Friday July 23 and I'll announce the winner on Saturday the 24th.


  1. I love these ribbons! I'm definitely giving this one a try. I tried to come up with something clever to use the code word but I apparently haven't had enough coffee yet. So, silver.

  2. Oh my! These ribbons are super cute. I'm definitely going to try this myself. I had to laugh at Chris' comment and her use of the word "silver"!

  3. I really like those ribbons. Silver it is!


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