Last week, my Little Miss wanted to buy a ribbon wand. It was basically a stick with a ribbon attached and they were charging $15 for them. I suggested we could make one instead. So here’s a tutorial so you can make your Little Miss one too!
What you’ll need:
- Stick or dowel, about 30cm long – I found a pack of 10 at Spotlight for $3.50
- Ribbon – I bought a roll that was 1.8m but longer would have been fine too. Mine was about 3cm wide. $4
- Glue – I used a hot glue gun.
What to do:
1. Glue the ribbon to one end of the stick. Then start wrapping the ribbon around and up the stick.
2. Keep wrapping, adding a drop of glue every couple of wraps to hold the ribbon in place. Keep it nice and firm, and cover the whole stick.
3. When you get to the other end of the stick, glue it well.
4. Unroll the rest of the ribbon and cut the end into a V shape to stop fraying. You could use Fray Stop on the end.
5. Give it to your Little Miss to twirl!
I’ll be adding this tutorial to my Tutorials Page. Look out next week for a patchwork tutorial.
Very clever mum, and I bet it cost heaps less too (and is more special).
Definitely Lynne. Really quick too
Adorable. I know a little girl, who might want one of these. Maybe I’ll have time to go buy her some ribbon. I have one of these sticks somewhere around here. Thanks for sharing.
Greetings from Germany
Thanks for dropping by, Catrin! It really was one of those crafts that took about 10 minutes to do.
The simple things in life are often the best. My daughter loves her ribbon wand but now that I see how easy they are to make, I think I might make some for her friends as Easter gifts!
In the mean time I’m off to have a look around your fantastic site.
Thanks Di. The simple things are definitely the best. My kids have played for two days now with a Zhuzhu pet home that is an old box!
Kristen S- Craft Gossip says
Such a cute wand!! Just posted on Craft Gossip!!
Thanks Kristen – for posting it and letting me know!
Anne @ Domesblissity says
Tonya, I’m so happy you linked up this great craft on my Thriving on Thursday linky party. I’ve been following your blog and fan page on Facebook for a while now and am in awe of all your beautiful things. I’m truly grateful you took the time out to join in. I appreciate it. Feel free to link up any of your gorgeous crafts anytime.
Thanks Jenny! They are super quick to make