(Closed) Did you diy ribbon wands for your big day?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m sorry I don’t have any advice for you, but I really want to know what people say because I’m interested in doing this too.

Post # 5
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i did mine! not sure how much they cost as i cannot remember

i know i bought the sticks at michaels $2.99 or $3.99 for packs of 20.

you need A LOT of ribbon,  but ribbon can be inexpensive – at walmart! and with michaels coupons.

i ran out of ribbon on my first try so i had to go buy more and they didnt have the same ones so i would suggest of overloading – you can always return them

i used thicker ribbon one black and one red about a foot and half to two feet in length. i laid them on a table and put a dab of glue from the glue gun in the middle of the red ribbon and placed the black on top so they would stick together, i then put glue on the wood sticks and place that in the middle of the ribbon (with the top of the stick lining up with the edge of the ribbon) then i wrapped the ribbon around the wand until it met on the other side and put a dab of glue there.

this was the easiest process for me after a few trials.

i think i have a pic – i can take some more detailed ones when i get home to show you how i put them together. i took this pic while i was doing them to send to my mom to show her so its not all of them.


Post # 8
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Calgary Opera Centre

@emilygrace07: Yay ribbon wands! @totheislnds is right, I did just do this post! There’s a post about how I actually made them coming next.

One thing I will say though is that you don’t need to ‘overload’ on ribbon. Make one with whatever you have around the house and a pencil. See how long you want the ribbons, then multiply that by the number of wands you want to make. Then you don’t waste any money on extra ribbon, and can know exactly how much to buy in the first place. That makes this an economical and non-frustrating project. 🙂

I’ve got 40 of my 65 done so far. I just need to turn on Netflix and watch a couple more episodes of Mythbusters and I’ll be done!

Post # 9
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I noticed Dollar Tree has a bunch of ribbon for $1.00 a roll most is 5 yds and vary depending on width. The wooden rods are at Walmart in craft section 8-16 for $1.00 again depends on size your looking for. I’m considering them with my pinwheels I’ve already made.

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