Prize Ribbon Gift Toppers

Do you remember receiving prize ribbons at school? They are often given for athletic events or academic competitions and commonly seen at horse races. But, have you ever looked at vintage prize ribbons? They are made with lovely silk ribbons in delicious pastel color palettes. Talk about eye-candy! In the midst of working on our book, we received the most beautiful ribbons from Angela Liguori at Studio Carta that were almost, almost, too pretty to use! They reminded me of those vintage prize ribbons, so I decided to make small prize ribbons to use as gift toppers. Because, here at Lars, we are all winners.Prize Ribbon Gift Toppers

Lucky for us our wonderful friends at Meri Meri had sent us some sweet Liberty London printed gift bags that were the perfect compliment to our prize ribbons! Friends helping friends! If you are looking for quality party and craft supplies, look no further than those two companies. We want all the things! So grab some ribbons and bags to make these pretty prize ribbon gift toppers — No one will even care what’s inside!

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Prize Ribbon Gift Toppers

Prize Ribbon Gift Toppers


  • Cardstock
  • 1″ circle punch
  • Ribbons — gorgeous Studio Carta ribbons found, here. We love the loose and tight weave 100% cotton ribbons. The metallics are amazing too!
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Gift bags — Meri Meri bags similar to the ones we used found, here!

Prize Ribbon Gift Toppers


  1. Cut out 4 pieces of ribbon, about 3″-4″ each.
  2. Create a loop with the piece of ribbon, bringing the ends together, and hot glue to secure. Repeat with all four pieces.
  3. Punch out, or cut out, a 1 1/2″ circle from cardstock.
  4. Glue the four loops of ribbon to the back of the circle, spacing them evenly around.
  5. Cut two additional pieces of ribbon to desired lengths and glue to the back.

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Photography by Anna Killian | Crafting by Rebecca Young


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