DIY Download: Ribbon Wands

If you’ve ever checked out Becca’s blog lavender’s blue, then you already know she creates the cutest DIY projects. As part of her internship, Becca will be sharing a few DIY projects here on Flights of Fancy as well and here’s the first. Happy crafting!

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Add a whimsical touch to your next celebration with ribbon wands!  These ribbon wands are so easy to make and can be used for weddings, bridal showers, engagement parties, birthday parties…the possibilities are endless.  Instead of rice, bird seed, or sparklers, think about using these for your next send-off.  Use ribbons that coordinate with your event colors to tie everything together and to add that perfect splash of color.

Here’s how to make them!

Tools: Shown above: (A) Cutting mat  (B) Ruler  (C) X-acto knife or box cutter  (D) Scissors  (E) Glue stick  (F) Ribbon  (G) Extra long lollipop sticks (can be found at Michaels in the baking section) (H) Fray Check (found at Joann or other fabric/sewing store) (I) Hot glue gun  (J) DIY Ribbon Wand Template

Step 1: Download free DIY ribbon template (see the download link at the end of this post), print out, and trim tags following the solid lines.

Step 2: Measure and cut ribbons to 19″ lengths.

Step 3: Place a dot of hot glue on the edge of a ribbon and attach to the end of a lollipop stick.

Step 4: Place another dot of hot glue on the inner edge of ribbon to completely wrap the lollipop stick.

Step 5: Place glue onto ribbon tag.

Step 6: Center and wrap tag onto lollipop stick, about 1/2″ from the ribbon.  Be sure the tag is facing the same direction as the ribbon.

Step 7: Press tag firmly around stick to prevent tag from sliding down.

Step 8: To prevent ribbons from fraying, add a small line of Fray Check to the end of the ribbon.

Display ribbon wands in a jar or vase and enjoy!

If you’re feeling like getting a little fancier, you can also add multiple ribbons to a stick in varying colors, widths, or even lengths.  If you’re using multiple ribbons, it’s fun to alternate the sides that the ribbons face to add a little extra interest.

I’ve created a downloadable template in three different colorways, each with 3 different well-wishes.   Pick your favorite color and happy crafting!

- Becca

Click below to download… enjoy!

Download Ribbon Wands
  • Naomi

    October 29, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Love this DIY…so customizable!

  • Brancoprata

    October 29, 2010 at 11:53 am

    This is so cute… like everything you guys do!!! Love it! Have a wonderfull weekend!

  • postcards and pretties

    October 29, 2010 at 11:59 am

    super cute!!

  • Rachel

    November 5, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Those are beautiful! Thanks so much to both of you for the how-to and printables, I’ll be linking.

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