Post # 1
Just bought 100 wooden “dowels” for my DIY ribbon wands..
What..why is dowels in quotation marks, you say?
Because instead of actual wooden dowels, I bought these little guys off amazon for a fraction of the cost!!
They’re BBQing skewers, so I plan on breaking off/cutting off the sharp end. I got 100 for UNDER 2 BUCKS!! Jo-Anns sells 20 for 2 bucks. (Sorry Jo-Anns, I still love you.)
Just wanted to let all you DIYers out there that are considering this project that there’s a much less expensive option!!
Post # 3
Smartypants-that is a great idea and the “dowel” won’t be so huge in comparison to the ribbon. So clever!
Post # 4
Can you let us know if they wete thick enough like the usual dowels? or if they are thin like the usual skewers. Thanks!
Post # 5
@ScrappyPriscy: They are on sale for 1 cent!
Post # 6
What the hay? It’s really a penny?? I clicked the link but I don’t believe them
Post # 7
Yep! They’re really only a penny! 😀
They are quite a bit thinner than a normal dowel would be but as Ms.Clean said, I think I might actually like the idea of a thinner one! They’re not tooth-pick thin though, definitely thick enough to be able to hold on to. I got them in the mail a couple days ago and I think they’re going to work perfectly!
Post # 8
Chopsticks are really cheap and much thicker than usual skewers too for another alternative!
Post # 9
Good idea about the chop sticks and skewers. I had found that dowels were quite pricey.Thanks for the info.
Post # 10
@xlittlemissbridex: Are you using hot glue then to attach them? My ribbons are pretty thick so I think it would look funny for me but that’s a great idea. I actually have some six year old skewers in the kitchen junk drawer I might play with.
Post # 11
I would think these would be too thin and they might snap under the weight of the ribbon… let me know how it goes! I used dowels for mine, but I still want to see how this works out 🙂
Post # 12
@Beckster329: Agreed. I debated doing ribbon wands, but this seems too thin. Maybe like PP said, chopsticks, but skewers seem a bit much.
Post # 13
I found out that a few others on the bee have already posted theirs that they made using skewers here!:
And Mrs. Lollipop used them for her flags:
Sayin’ It With A Flag
I don’t have many worries about them snapping. I will have to try them out first though for sure!! 🙂
I’m planning on hot gluing them, but I don’t plan on using super thick ribbon. The bee that made the ones in the link I posted used ribbon on the skinnier side, and that’s what I am thinking I will do too. I am not sure how they would work with thick ribbon :/ but if you already have some, it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try!!