Brooke made these ribbon wands for one of her brides. It’s charming sendoff that will be certainly accepted in any venue as an alternative to sparklers.
What you’ll need:
– 12-inch dowels
– spray paint (optional)
– lightweight ribbon
– glue gun
Step 1 (optional): Spray paint your dowels.
Step 2. Cut your ribbon into desired lengths (I recommend a good three feet of ribbon per ribbon wand).
Step 3. Tie a knot at the end of the length of ribbon around one end of your dowel. Trim any excess ribbon off the shorter end of ribbon.
Step 4. Add a dab of hot glue behind the knot and press firmly onto the dowel. Set overnight.
Step 5. After setting, JUST BARELY hold the edges of your ribbon over a flame. This will melt the cut edges so the ribbons won’t fray.
Step 6. Display vases or buckets at your reception.
Top photo credit: The Schultzes