How to Make an Awareness Ribbon?
Many of you may not be aware of what awareness ribbons are. Well, they are a simple gesture to show your support for something. They are most often worn on specific days dedicated to a cause. By wearing the awareness ribbon, you are not only demonstrating empathy and solidarity for a particular cause, but also educating people as to what the symbol stands for.
Finding a Cause You Care About
This is the initial and the most important step. With passage of time, awareness ribbons have gotten more and more popular. There are numerous ribbons now that people use to create awareness and highlight the issues that concern them the most.
Often, awareness ribbons are worn in honor of someone or in solidarity. Here are some examples:
- Pink Ribbons: They represent breast cancer awareness.
- Silver Ribbons: They are used as a simple way to express the combined interests of people towards those affected from brain disorders or brain disability.
Making Awareness Ribbons
The following section will help you make awareness ribbons:
Choose Your Ribbon Design
Most often, a particular cause will have a specific ‘official’ design. So, you may want to stick on to the design and color of it. As for the material, you could use Finerribbon double face satin ribbon as they are elegant and will give out an appealing look.
Size Your Ribbon
The size of the ribbons can be decided by you. Generally, awareness ribbons that people wear are about ¼ inch thick.
While using ribbon and folding it neatly into the desired shape, you will want to have the ribbon size somewhere between 2.5x to 3x as the entire length of the awareness ribbon.
Cutting Your Ribbon
Generally, people opt for normal scissors, but if you have craft knives they are good as well. You may have to use a ruler to trace along your cut.
Make sure that the angles of the cut you make match each other at both the ends of the ribbon.
Folding Your Ribbon
This will be the last step. You will need to fold one half of the ribbon over the other, leaving an ‘eye’ symbol in the middle so as to form the ribbon shape. When completed, it should look like the ‘Figure 8’ with 1 end open. To keep them in place a tiny bit of tape or craft glue could be used between the 2 halves of the ribbon.
Jane Bennet is a blogger by profession. She loves share DIY craft ideas and other creative things with readers.