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DIY Birthday Award Ribbon!

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Create a fun Birthday award ribbon to celebrate someone’s special day!

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A colorful birthday award ribbon lays on a table with candles and tassels. Hello Crafty Friends! Today I’m continuing with the birthday fun and sharing this colorful Birthday award ribbon! This is such a cute craft to make for someone’s special day! I love making award ribbons for special occasions like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween, weddings and of course, birthdays! They make cute pins and can also be used on gifts or as party decoration.

You can make your award ribbons using scrapbook paper (like I did for my Mother’s Day ribbons and Halloween Ribbons) or by using printables like I did for these birthday ribbons and my Gingerbread Award ribbons. My birthday printables come with 20 decorative tags so you can customize the ribbon for any birthday occasion. It includes numbers 1-12 as well as sayings like “Happy Birthday” which can work for any age.

Happy Birthday Ribbons

Supplies Needed:

Supplies needed for happy birthday award ribbbon.

Step by Step Tutorial

Step One: Cut all of the pieces out including decorative tags for the medallion. If using my printable, cut out the strips of paper, all three circles and choose a decorative tag. If using scrapbook paper, cut two strips of paper that measure 2″ x 11″, two strips of paper that measure 1.5″ x 5″ and three 2″ circles. Cut triangles out from the bottom of the shorter strips of paper to form the ends of the ribbon.

Printable birthday award ribbon with a paper trimmer.

Birthday award ribbon pieces all cut out laying on a table with a small white scissors.

Step Two: Create the paper medallion. Start by scoring the two long strips of paper every 1/2″. Then accordion fold them along the score lines. Using a scoring board and stylus will help a lot. If you don’t have one, mark the strips of paper every 1/2″ with a ruler. Then accordion fold every 1/2″ using your markings as a guide. 

Piece of colorfully striped paper on a scoring board with a yellow stylus.

Two pieces of accordion-folded paper lay next to each other on a white surface.

Use double-sided tape or hot glue to attach the two pieces together. Then attach the other ends so they form a circle.

Strip of colorfully striped paper accordion folded with a smalls scissors and a roll of double-sided tape laying next to it.

Piece of accordion-folded paper connected in a circle.

Place a little mound of hot glue on the center of one of the paper circles. This paper circle will not be seen. Next, carefully push the accordion-folded paper down so that it forms a paper rosette. The center of the medallion (or rosette) will be positioned in the hot glue. Hold it until the glue sets.

Hot glue spread on the back of a round piece of paper.

Colorfully striped rosette for award ribbon formed.

Step Three: Finish the medallion by adding the decorative tag! Layer it on top of a second paper circle and then adhere it to the top of the rosette.

Label adhered to the front of the medallion that reads "5 Years Old"

Step Four: Add the paper ribbons. Overlap the paper ribbon pieces and attach them to the back of the medallion so they hang down.

Happy Birthday award ribbon assembled.

The back of the Happy Birthday Award Ribbon

Step Five: Finish the back of the award ribbon. Cover the back of the ribbon with the third and final colored circle to finish the back of the award ribbon! Add a pin bar to the back to make the medallion into a pin or leave it blank to use on a gift or as decoration. 

The back of the award ribbon.

The birthday award ribbon is finished!! This ribbon is so fun to gift to the birthday person and it also looks really fun on a gift. I hope you enjoyed this craft! The printables to make this award ribbon are available in my shop as part of my Printable Birthday Kit. :) 

Happy Crafting! -Kim

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