As we’re in November now, I’ve been receiving a very specific request lately… ribbon resources. I use ribbon year round, but it’s especially perfect for the harvest & holiday season- a time where we’re gathering and gifting. I use ribbon for tablescapes, gifts & packaging, florals, to dress up an ordinary lampshade… and of course for my holiday decor. My favorite easy resource for ribbon is Amazon (it seems like an obvious place to look)– there are lots of beautiful options, it ships quickly, and it’s affordable. I thought it may be helpful to share a bunch of my personal favorite ribbon options with you in a giant roundup? If you’re interested, click on through! I will say- each year I have my heart set on pretty ribbon and it sells out quickly. Last year the ribbon I wanted for my tree sold out before I could grab it. I highly recommend shopping for ribbon early (now), if you’re planning to use it this holiday season. Continue on for my latest Amazon Finds post!
Ribbon is one of those items that I like to switch out each year… it’s also a big part of how I change my holiday color palette from year to year. Rather than investing in more expensive holiday decor items to trade out (like ornaments), I like to keep things fresh with ribbon because it’s affordable and an easy impactful detail that can totally change the look of seasonal decor. It’s my favorite way to add color to holiday vignettes, gifts, and tablescapes- without having to swap my standard seasonal favorites, like serveware, ornaments, and larger items I’ve spent more money on from previous years.
Ready to see my finds? There are so many beautiful options to be discovered! I’ll also say- I enjoy keeping ribbon once the gifts have been opened and the decor comes down in the new year, to be reused once again. That’s really how I’ve built up such a beautiful collection over the years!
Shop my finds by clicking directly on each ribbon or spool below…
I’d love to hear your favorites from the roundup! This year, I bought #2, #9, #11, #19, and #23. I’m going for a blue, navy, cinnamon, and rust palette this year, which I’m pretty excited about!
Would you like some designer ribbon tips & tricks? I’ll share a handful of my favorites below!
- Experiment with super long tails for a dramatic look.
- Try a really thin or really wide ribbon to keep things unique & interesting- variety is nice!
- Use wired ribbons outdoors (if possible) so they hold their shape against the elements.
- Layer two contrasting ribbons- think varying sizes, complementary colors, or a solid paired with a pattern.
- Play with bold texture like velvet, linen, silk, or satin.
- Pair ribbon with a tassel for an elegant look.
- Use scissors and cut the ends on a sharp angle or fold the ribbon to create a flagged end, for a tailored look.
- Reuse your ribbon after the holiday season- dress up lamp shades, keep it for future gift giving, use it in the garden or on planters, and in the kitchen when sharing treats!
If you’re interested to check out more of my Amazon finds, don’t forget my storefront… it’s not actually a store- it’s just where I compile all of my good finds, resources, and recent purchases. I update it often! I also wanted to link up two relevant boards that may be helpful in the coming weeks. Click directly on the image lists below to see my finds for packaging & gifting. There are a ton of ribbon options saved there, as well as gift wrap, tissue paper, gift bags, crinkle paper, etc.
I’m the type of person who loves having things like gift wrap, ribbon, pretty boxes, and packaging on hand… all of those items live in a craft area in my prop closet, and it’s a corner that really sees a lot of use! I kind of pride myself on thoughtful gift giving and beautiful gift wrap- it’s really fun for me, and I enjoy surprising friends and family.
I think ribbon really adds a special detail and draws attention to a vignette, acting as a focal point. It’s a timeless touch I use often when it comes to design, decor, and gift giving. Are you a lover of ribbons and bows? I hope this post gets you excited for the season ahead! I’ve had many requests for my gift guide early this year, so I’ll be finishing that up to share early next week- I’m about 25% finished right now. I’d rather have things ready for you to visit and read whenever the timing feels right, rather than late. I hope that’s ok!