I thought ribbon wands would be a fun craft project for the girls and a nice addition to the little "photo shoot" we do with their new mama-made dresses each year. The girls had fun playing with them and even got to choose ribbon from my stash to coordinate with their dresses.
These took just a few minutes to make! Here is how we made them:
- Cut dowels into three pieces- each 12" long.
- Sand them a little to smooth out any rough edges from the saw blade.
- Pre-drill a small hole in the center of the end going straight down into the dowel.
- Screw in an eye hook.
- Cut a few yards of satin ribbon.
- Carefully melt the ends with a lighter so the ribbon won't fray.
- Tie the ribbon onto the hook.
There are a lot of options with these- you could let the kids be a little more involved and paint the dowels, which we might do sometime. The ribbon is easy to change out if you want a different color or it gets to be too dirty. They are also a very cheap project to make, so it would be good for a group of girls or a party craft/favor.
Here is an image to pin if you want to save it for later...
If you missed it, here is more about the upcycled dresses that I made for the girls this year...