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DIY Ribbon Wands

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.

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What you’ll need:
- 12-inch dowels
- spray paint (optional)
- lightweight ribbon
- scissors
- glue gun
- lighter

diy ribbon wand

ribbon wand wedding send off

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

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