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    04-06-2012, 04:08 PM
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Weanling
What to do with old ribbons?

What do you guys do with your old show ribbons? I've probably got over 50 plain ribbons. And 2 champion ribbons.

I've heard of ribbon quilts, framing them, and using them for
Crafts.
I'd like to find a neater way of displaying them
What do you guys do?
Pictures would be awesome!
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    04-06-2012, 04:17 PM
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Mine are in an old suitcase in the basement. I have a few that I'm going to frame w/ a halter and a picture of my old Black Horse.
     
    04-06-2012, 04:20 PM
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Trained
I have a few hanging in my room of my best times. The other 200+ are in a wooden chest all crinkled in my room. I should iron them....
     
    04-06-2012, 04:32 PM
  #4
Weanling
Haha I only plan on keeping my 1st places and champions. But that's still at least 15 ribbons.

But I would like to do something cool with them.

The rest I will probably donate.
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    04-06-2012, 04:33 PM
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This greeted me at the barn this holiday.
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    04-06-2012, 06:11 PM
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Weanling
Haha! That's creative
     
    04-08-2012, 08:59 PM
  #7
Trained
I had 3 boxes full, so for a few years there I declined ribbons & donated them back. I put the boxes up in the garage attic, so I need to fill up another box in my tackroom so I started collecting them again. I dunno, when I am old & crippled, I will look at them to recall the memories?
     
    04-08-2012, 09:16 PM
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Trained
I have 300+ hanging over a coat hanger in my room haha...then my 14 champion ones are ona display over my bed but two are on my notice board at college :)
     
    04-08-2012, 09:56 PM
  #9
Yearling
I've been thinking this is pretty cute
Vintage Horse Show Ribbon Belt by bespokeequestrian on Etsy
     
    04-08-2012, 10:00 PM
  #10
Trained
Oops, almost forgot about this idea, seen it before in Horse & Rider magazine. Quilts, pillows, etc made from show ribbons, very beautiful.
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