Happy new year! I figured I would start 2013 off with a fun DIY project from our wedding. Let me introduce you to some fun and easy-to-make ribbon wands.
For our grand exit from the church, I wanted to do something a little different that involved minimal clean-up. I loved the idea of making my own ribbon wands because A) it was inexpensive B) they were fun and a different and C) they gave me another opportunity to show off our wedding colors. I started searching for a few options and my friend Amy suggested that I add little bells to them. Genius!
This was a super easy DIY project (believe me – I’m not too crafty so if I can do it,anyone can!) Here’s what you’ll need:
– Wood dowel rods (I used rods that were 1/8 x12″)
– Small jingle bells (I started this project in Oct. so they were easy to find with the holiday season approaching)
– Thin ribbon in the color(s) of your choice
– Glue gun
First, start by cutting your ribbon to the desired length. For a 12″ dowel rod I would suggest the ribbon be between 18-24 inches long.
Then, start threading the ribbon through the bells. The thinner the ribbon, the better.
Then, gently tie the bell/ribbon to the dowel rod.
Finally, slide the ribbon up to the top of the dowel and add a dollop of the hot glue to hold it in place.
Let the glue dry for a few minutes and you’ll be all set!
And as an added bonus, they also make great toys for your cat. I held onto a few for Chloe and she loves them! 🙂
What did you do for your grand exit?