How to Make Wedding Ribbon Wands
Wedding ribbon wands can make all the difference when it comes to a festive and memorable wedding exit. Instead of the traditional rice thrown at the newly wedded couple, guests are invited to wave these ribbon wands as the couple makes their grand exit. Ribbon wands can be tailored to match your wedding theme or colors, which make them applicable to almost any wedding. A crafty bride will be able to make these wedding ribbon wands with some common craft supplies. Why not make an event of it by inviting your bridal party to help make them?
Here is a great tutorial that you can follow to create your own wedding ribbon wands.
Materials to Make Wedding Ribbon Wands
- Wooden dowels (you’ll need one per guest) – Recommended size is 12″ long, 3/8″ diameter
- Satin Ribbons (Two different colors) – you’ll need roughly 4 feet of ribbon per wand. It is recommended that both sides are satin and shimmery, so you don’t end up with a front and back.
- Hot glue gun
Directions on How to Make a Wedding Ribbon Wands
- Cut both satin ribbons into 4 feet strips. You’ll need 2 four feet strips per wand.
- Hot glue gun both colored satin ribbons strips together. The best way is to add a dot of glue on one color satin ribbon and place the other ribbon down onto the glued spot. Pinch together until glue sets. Lay out to dry.
- Attach your satin ribbons to the wooden dowel by using your hot glue gun. Glue your ribbon set by creating a line of glue (about 1 1/2 inches) down the inner ribbon length. Then wrap the glued ribbon around the ribbon until there is no more glued ribbon visible. Press firmly down to set glue.
- Lay flat to dry. And an hour later, your ribbon wand is ready for twirling.
- Repeat these steps for each wedding ribbon wand.
If you’re quite the crafter, you may want to try these harder-to-assemble Wedding Ribbon Wands from Off Beat Bride. These wedding ribbon wands resemble the ones you see at fairs.