One of the questions we are most often asked is “how much personalized ribbon should I order for my project?” While we do have the easy solution posted under FAQs on our website, I thought I’d still go ahead and post the instructions here.
1. Take a piece of string or ribbon and tie it around your gifts, boxes or favors exactly the way you want the finished product to look (bow, knot, etc…)
2. Cut it to size, then measure the piece of ribbon or string.
3. Multiply the length size of your cut piece times the number of items the ribbon will adorn. For example – you are making 120 favors boxes and the amount of ribbon needed for each box is a 12” piece. 12 x 120 = 1440 (this is the amount of inches needed for the 120 favor boxes)
4. Lastly, divide your total ribbon inches by 36. 1440 /36= 40 (this is the total amount of yards you will need for your favor boxes.)