DIY {Ribbon Wands}

Monday, February 21, 2011

Remember the other day when I told you that I was in love with the idea of ribbon wands?! Well guess what? I decided to make them! If you are apprehensive about doing things yourself, not at all crafty, and are interested in ribbon wands, this would make the perfect first DIY project for you. They are SO easy! Follow these simple steps and you will be on your way to a great ceremony send-off for only 25 cents each!

1. Wooden Dowels (Woodsies Brand, 5/16 x 12 in...I got mine at Michael's)
2. Eye Screws (Walmart sells them in the section where you buy nails and other tools)
3. Ribbon (any width, color, style you want)
4. Lit candle (optional)
5. Needle nose pliers (optional)
6. Push Pin (optional)

Step 1:  Cut ribbon to the length you want (I cut mine to 4 feet). Choose how many strands of ribbon you want per wand (I chose 4 strands).

Step 2:   Using your push pin, start a hole in one end of your dowel. This will make it easier to screw in your eye screw.

Step 3:  After your hole is started, screw your eye pin into the end of the dowel. Hint:  Using needle nose pliers makes this step much easier.

Step 4:  Stack your ribbon together and pull it through the eye pin, pulling it until both sides are an equal length (so for me I had 2 feet on each side).

Step 5:  Double knot your ribbon around the eye screw.

Step 6:  Hold the ends of your ribbon (one at a time) close to the flame from your candle. This will melt the end of the ribbon and will prevent fraying. This is my favorite part :)

Place your ribbon wands in a cute glass, mason jar, or whatever you want and you are done!

P.S. This will also make a great toy for your cat!

 {Personal Photos}

If you don't want to use your ribbon wands as a ceremony send-off, check out this cute idea!!!


  1. Super cute!! Sorry I've been MIA lately. I've been working on getting my etsy store up and running. What was one etsy store turned into two. I think I took on more than I can chew. You know what's funny? I am working on making topiaries and I need wooden dowels for them. I couldn't find them at Joann's today and now I know I can get them at Michaels :)

  2. Very cute project!
    Helpful hint: Buy this stuff called fray check for future ribbon and fabric projects. It's a clear liquid that you dot on the end of the ribbons, you can find it at most craft stores! Much faster than the flame! (although I'm a bit of a pyro, so fire works too :) )