Easy DIY for Keeping Swim Team Ribbons

We’ve wrapped up another summer swim team season!  It’s really my favorite summer activity for the littles and I love that it always wraps up by the end of June.  Back in the day I used to display my own swim team ribbons by hanging them through the shutter-type slats on my closet door.  Once the littles started to amass their own collection, I came up with a super simple DIY for them…


All you really need is a large 2″ binder ring clip.  We snip off the strings they come with and then add the ribbons to the ring each week as they come in.  We have found many uses for these ring clips and I keep them on hand at all times (storing flash cards for tests, prayer cards for first communion, clipping the littles’ creations onto their backpacks, even for carrying hats on the back of our Disney backpack).

If you want to get fancy, it’s really pretty easy to create the tag for the front using word, powerpoint, photoshop or your kid’s own artwork!

We have this inexpensive laminating machine in our family office and use it quite frequently for little DIYs, crafts and school projects.  You will also need laminating pouches for it.  I like to buy the full sheet size and then cut it down if needed for smaller things.


This was our third swim team season and we have three clips – one dated for each year.  The littles love to go back and see how they have improved their times over the years as well!

Mother and I are starting a big paint project in the master bedroom today!  Stay tuned!!


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5 thoughts on “Easy DIY for Keeping Swim Team Ribbons

  1. This was the perfect post for me today!! I’ve been trying to figure out how to put our daughter’s ribbons together and this is a great and easy way to do it. Thank you!

  2. I am trying to figure out when the boys had time to swim! It seems like your family has been gone for 4-5 weeks recently. Amazing!

    1. We only missed one meet the first week of June!! Our only other travels were a weekend in Charlotte other than going to my sisters/parents last week.

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