DIY Project Ribbon Wands

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride March 11, 2010

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I love ribbon wands! They’re always such a fun touch at a wedding and I love how Mel made them her own! Here’s her tutorial for making your own ribbon wands!

What you need:
Dowel cut into 30cm lengths
Acrylic paint
Glue gun
Sandpaper
24mm wide stain backed ribbon in 3 different colours (I used 27 metres of each colour for 65 wands)

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What to do:

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Cut your dowel into 30cm lengths and sand the edges, then paint the dowels or just leave them as is. I painted mine ivory using kaisercraft acrylic paint.

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Cut the ribbon into 40cm lengths and using the glue gun, attach three colours together at one end.

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Apply glue to the dowel and wrap the ribbons around and secure with more glue.

 

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To finish, heat-seal the edges of the ribbon so they don’t fray. To do this, carefully wave the edge near a candle flame so that the heat of the flame slightly melts, but doesn’t burn the ribbon.

 

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Flatten with your fingers if it curls up.

For a touch of glam, add a little rhinestone to the top of the wand.

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We’ll have even more of Mel’s fantastic Australian DIY projects in a few weeks, but in the meantime you can find our brilliant DIY’er at The Crafty DIY Bride and Paper & Ribbons! Thank you for sharing your brilliant projects with us Mel!

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