Ribbon wands are a fun way to celebrate the newly weds. Ribbon wands are perfect for any occasion, especially weddings where no noise makers or rice is able to be thrown. Since throwing rice is out of the question…throw some colors around, and create a wedding keepsake at the same time! They are a simple yet beautiful item that adds flair and fun to any wedding. You can create and personalize your own ribbon wands using simple craft supplies such as ribbon and wooden dowel rods. Ribbon wands can be personalized by using the wedding colors as a palette. You can use play with different ribbon widths, patterns, and material of ribbon to add a fun unique look. You can also add flowers, feathers, and other embellishments to add more detail and reflect your wedding style.
Things you need:
Approx. 20 yards Of Ribbon (color of your choice)
Wooden Dowel Rods
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint (color of your choice; optional)
Mod Podge (optional)
Double Sided Tape (optional)
Scrapbooking Paper (optional)
Things to do:
1. First thing is to decide whether you want to paint the dowel rods or leave as is. You can paint the dowel rods in a color of your choice or leave them as they are; a natural light wood. We recommend painting the dowel rods white, black, silver, or chocolate brown. Then you can play with ribbon strands for accent colors. Now you may be tempted to try spray painting the dowels but the color doesn’t usually apply evenly. So take your time to hand paint the rods and it will be well worth it when they are finished. You can also even try decoupaging pretty paper onto the dowel rods as well using Mod Podge
2. If you want to use several different strips of ribbon, simply cut several lengths of ribbon of varied colors, materials, and widths. Tie the ribbons in a knot around the end of the wooden dowel rod. If you are more of a minimalist, you can stick with one strand of ribbon. Cut you ribbon strands into 12″ pieces and stick a strip of double sides tape at each end of your ribbons. Then carefully wrap the ribbon around the top of the dowel rod. If you are comfortable using a hot glue gun you can use that instead of the tape (Personally I am not so good with the hot glue. I tend to glue things to the table and burn myself).
3. You are basically finished. Feel free to play with embellishments such as feathers, rhinestones, or even little flowers to add some personality to your wands. Display your ribbon wands in a large glass vase, fill with sand, pearls, stones, or glass marbles and simply place your wands in the vase. Voila!