Honey Contest Ribbons
Have you tried to find award ribbons? I was looking for some recently and couldn't even find the standard satin ribbons with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place on them. One of the local businesses said they were special order and could take several weeks. Someone must have a ton of them locally, I used to see them all over the place at local service clubs and summer fair contests.
To be honest, those traditional ribbons probably would not cut it even if I could find them. When it comes to honey, it's mighty precious and deserving of much more.
As I was mulling over what to do for our annual honey tasting contest, I remembered the variety of flower ribbons I have seen over the years at quilt shows. There were the lovely all felt ones that looked like dahlias, then the fleece ones rolled into rose buds.
Taking a cue from quilting, I took some complimentary cotton remnants and made these floral ribbons. A little green felt leaf helps to add the floral quality to the fabric circles and the yellow buttons suggest the pollen bees collect to make the honey.
When I make these again, I will replace the yellow satin ribbon with gross grain ribbon, it holds up better than flimsy satin but I couldn't find any locally.
The honey tasting contest is one of our favorite yearly events, more fun than competition but I like the idea of these flowers to celebrate the collective favorite honey. I think my bees would approve!