Any crafter worth their salt knows that inevitably, leftover craft supplies WILL happen. It’s just a matter of figuring out what to do with them. Try these awesome things to make with ribbon scraps! Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.
I absolutely hate waste. Food, clothes, you name it. As a crafter, I’ve got drawers full of scraps of fabric, ribbon and paper that I can’t bear to throw out because I know that SOMEDAY I’ll find something to do with them.
Even if you’re not much of a crafter, but give a lot of gifts, you probably have so many leftover gift wrapping supplies that you don’t have any particular use for. Wouldn’t you love to find a way to upcycle them? These things to make with ribbon scraps are perfect for you!
Besides for that, ribbon is a relatively cheap craft supply, and you can make so many gorgeous things with it! So if you can’t resist the call of ribbon and find yourself with rolls and rolls of it, you’re going to love these things to make with ribbon scraps!
All of these crafts can be made with leftover ribbon scraps, and will bring touches of whimsy and joy to your home!
16 Things to make with ribbon scraps:
Use your smallest scraps and sew them into the seams of this fun weighted sensory toy! You can add just a couple or sew in a bunch of ribbons – it’s totally up to you!
2. Ribbon Toy For Babies from So Sew Easy:
These adorable homemade baby toys are super easy to make, even if you’re a sewing beginner. And because they’re for babies, you can use any old color or size ribbon you’d like – your little one won’t notice. Or care.
Gather some ribbon scraps in a similar color family and make a bouquet of rosettes! This is one of my favorite things to make with ribbon scraps as it’s so versatile – you can use them to embellish other crafts too!
4. Scrap Ribbon Apple Suncatchers from Fireflies and Mudpies:
These cute apple suncatchers are perfect for adding a touch of autumn to your home! Made with mason jar covers and various scraps of ribbon, they’re perfect for dangling in your window!
These pretty bookmarks stay in place due to magnets on the inside! These are perfect little things to make with ribbon scraps that have your favorite patterns on them, since they really showcase the print.
6. Autumn Fabric Wreath from A Beautiful Mess:
Speaking of a touch of autumn! This gorgeous wreath in autumnal colors is perfect for using up your leftover ribbon AND fabric – a double whammy!
Glue scrap ribbons onto shot glasses – or anything really – to showcase team pride! You can pick ribbons that have your team colors as the primary colors running through them. It doesn’t have to be team-specific prints!
8. Ribbon Fine Motor Play for Toddlers from Hands On As We Grow:
Why not use your leftover ribbon scraps to help your toddlers practice their skills? Jamie from Hands On As We Grow has this clever idea to recycle ribbon and give your kid a chance to brush up on his fine motor skills at the same time.
9. Tugging Lid by Busy Toddler
On the same note, Susie from Busy Toddler used ribbon scraps to create a fun tugging toy for babies! I love the idea as a road trip activity since it’s super neat and portable. Plus it serves a s a Tupperware-lid-stash-buster too!
10. How to Make Ribbon Flowers from Kids Activities Blog:
You don’t need a lot of ribbon to make these adorable ribbon flowers. Hot glue them to a hair clip or headband and you’re in business!
11. Ribbon Wands from Somewhat Simple:
What kid wouldn’t love to wave this wand around? Whether they use it as a fairy wand or a knight’s banner, the possibilities are limited only by their imaginations.
12. Ribbon Wall Hanging from Life is a Party:
This ribbon wall hanging is beautiful and ethereal and will add a touch of whimsy to any room. You can use all different lengths of ribbon and it’ll look perfect no matter what!
13. DIY Game Night Champion Ribbon by Hello Little Home:
If you’re doing Family Game Night, watch your champion puff up with pride with this homemade prize ribbon!
14. DIY Ribbon Mobile from Health, Home and Heart:
This ribbon mobile will complete your baby’s nursery decor in whatever color you choose. Why shell out money for an expensive mobile when this low-tech version will captivate your baby just as much?
15. Ribbon Tassel Keychain from Brooklyn Berry:
I love this ribbon tassel keychain! It’s gorgeous and girly (something I need in a house full of boys)!
16. Tassel Garland Banner by Sunshine Shoppe Supply:
This banner would dress up any party! Use it as a backdrop for a smash cake photoshoot, a food buffet table, or even the gift table.
Now it’s your turn!
What are your favorite things to make with ribbon scraps? Comment below!