- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
So… we wanted to do something for our exit of the ceremony, but weren’t really into bubbles (they can get sticky) and weren’t sure what else we could do that was a little bit original. After doing some searching, we saw this idea and loved it! Simple, fun and cute!
For each wand there is about 7 or 8 strands of ribbon, some sheer, some solid and we used curling ribbon for filler as well. The variety is what makes it cuter, in my opinion. Our main color is navy, with accents of plum and eggplant purples, with a little pink. On the end is a small jingle bell, which we strung through one of the curling ribbons. Each ribbon was cut 2′ long and after grouping 8 together, with the ribbon holding the jingle bell in the center, we made a loose knot in the middle of the group of ribbons and slid them onto dowel rods, using a bit of hot glue on the end of the rods before tightening the knot. The jingle bell should end up on top, with 1′ of ribbon hanging down on either side of the dowel rod. These are time consuming at first, but once you get going they are very simple.
My Mom and I spend last weekend working on these beauties, and there were definitely lessons learned:
-Buy the ribbon in bulk. You’ll need a lot of ribbon, and we had some of it in bulk, but not nearly enough for others. Its much cheaper this way and you’ll have plenty to use.
-Cut all of your ribbon first. We cut all of ours first, making piles of each color and type. When we were ready to assemble the wands, we’d simply pick up one of each color.
-Buy pre-cut dowel rods. Walmart or Hobby Lobby has them in packs of 16 or 24 depending on where you buy them and they’re cheap, between $1-$2.50 per pack.
What do you Bees think? I was worried they might be cheesy or look too kid-like?