Did anyone else participate in Solo & Ensemble Festival as a kid? You prepared a solo or ensemble piece (they were very creative with the name) and performed it at the festival for a judge. The judge then determined how well you performed and gave you a feedback sheet and a score. In addition to developing performance skills. I think it was supposed to give you an outside opinion in case you just thought your band director was a jerk when she told you to practice more. If you scored high enough, you were awarded with a little medal.
Band is where it's at.
In the adult world there aren't quite so many opportunities to earn medals like this. So I decided to make some to reward myself for...um...
Reward yourself too!
2: use the fabric marker to draw a design on your ribbon. I was using some old holiday ribbon, so I wanted to change its look, but if you already have some cute ribbon you can skip this step. Note: if you use a sharpie or permanent marker, it may bleed! This marker was specifically for fabric.
3: fold your ribbon over itself so it forms a point on one end and secure with hot glue. (The snowflake pattern is the back side of the ribbon)
The texture turned out better than the compass-- I think simpler designs will stand out more.
Wear these on your coat or vest, or pin them to your bag!
Congratulations on your accomplishment!