(Closed) Ribbon Wand Help

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
Member
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

In the past, I’ve used both satin and sheer ribbon; it gives a nice effect if you mix and match colors and textures and widths.  To attach, I just tie a knot around the top of the stick with a little piece of double sided tape on the inside of the knot to hold it in place on the stick.  Trim the ends (and use clear nail polish on the edges to prevent fraying if you’re having an OCD moment like I often do) for a finished look.  I also like to add bells in a coordinating color to add some fun!  These can be tied into the knot.  (kept the pic large so you can see the details)  Joann’s when they are having a sale is the best place for ribbon since you won’t need that much.  They also sell the sticks MUCH cheaper than Michaels.  Use coupons and you’ll save even more!

Post # 4
Bee
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

I bought thin satin ribbon from Papermart.com. It was really great quality and a really good price! We glued the ribbon to the dowels and we are also using little jingle bells on ours!

Post # 5
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5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Another thing that can prevent fraying: singe the ends with a lighter. (That’s what we always did for our pointe shoe ribbons when I used to take dance lessons.)

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