award-ribbons_03Whether your kids are graduating from high school or college, or even if they are simply finishing the third grade, it is always nice to celebrate achievements! Celebrating their accomplishment of completing the school year will keep them feeling excited about school and all the wonderful things that they learn there. We designed these easy DIY graduation award ribbons as the perfect little celebratory gesture for the scholars in your family! 

To make these graduation award ribbons, all you will need is some pretty paper and a pin back. You can use either text weight or card stock paper for this craft. We used a bit of a combination! Whichever paper you use, make sure that it is white so that the colors in the design will print correctly. There are 5 separate designs of award ribbons, and you also have the option to mix and match the pieces. So cute! Our 5 messages read “Hooray!,” “Congrats,” “Class of 2016,” “Great Job!” and “Yay”. These circular pieces are 2 inches wide, so you can cut them by hand or use a convenient circle punch. Our award ribbons include pieces to make the accordion medallion, the circular message, the “ribbons” hanging from your award, plus a couple of backing pieces to secure your pin. Attach these pieces together using a low temp hot glue gun. Follow our step-by-step photo tutorial below to guide you through assembling your award ribbons! If you would like to turn your award into a shirt pin, simply glue the pin back to the back of the award. 

If you are planning a graduation celebration for your graduate, be sure to check out our graduation party invitations! Incorporate our cupcake toppers and wrappers into your party decor, and then use our straw accessories to dress up your graduation drinks. Stay tuned for our simple paper graduation caps to hang around your event or use as photo props! Congrats grads ~ Lia