20 Aug DIY weddings: Flower girl wands
Fancy something a little different for your flower girls? These make a great little gift for them and they’ll love waving them down the aisle, welcoming you in.
Flower girl wands
Difficulty: Easy / Time: 0.25 hours per item / Cost: £2 per item
What you’ll need:
- Ribbon in different colours and width
- A ruler
- 5mm wooden dowel
- Double sided tape
You’ll need around 10 different pieces of ribbon, all with different widths, per wand to create the right effect. Start by cutting your different ribbons into 1.5m lengths. You can order ribbon mix bundles online, which is sometimes more cost effective than buying reels of different size and colour ribbon.
Cut one end straight and the other at a diagonal, this will help stop the ribbon from fraying.
Take your piece of ribbon that has the largest width and add a piece of double sided tape to the end with the straight edge (the tape should cover the entire width of this piece of ribbon). Next, stick your other widths of ribbon on top of the piece of tape, making sure it’s the straight edged ends you’re sticking onto the tape – see the pictures below. You can do this a couple of times to layer up.
Once you are happy with your ribbons, add a piece of double sided tape to the top of the wooden dowel. Add the largest width of ribbon and twist to cover the tape. You will then need to add a second piece of tape over the ribbon and twist again. This will neaten the edges at the top of the dowel. It’s as simple as that!
Tip: If you are using ribbon for other items in your wedding, this is a great way to use up any pieces you have left over. You can then add them to your kids’ table, if you’re having one.
Ask Claire… Our DIY wedding articles are written by the lovely and very talented, Claire. Claire is a graphic designer who created an array of beautiful handmade wedding decorations and props for her own wedding at Sopley Mill near Christchurch in 2015. If you fancy any of the items on our DIY weddings page but haven’t got time to make them yourself, you can contact Claire by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and she can make them for you!