My niece turned six last week, and I had some ideas rolling around in my head for her gifts that I wanted to make. She loves to dance and twirl, so when I saw these ribbon bracelets on ZuZu Girl Handmade, I was inspired!
For the wands, you will need:
~Spray paint (if desired)
Check the dollar store, Target Dollar Spot, and the sale bin at your local craft store for inexpensive ribbon. I bought a six pack of dowels that were already cut to the perfect length, used a coupon for the pack of keychain rings, and got the screw eyes at Wal-Mart. Depending on the type and amount of ribbon you use, this can be a fairly inexpensive project since it makes multiple wands/bracelets.
Insert a screw eye into one end of the dowel rods. You may have to drill a small starter hole, or borrow your husband’s muscles!
Spray paint your desired color. Of course I went with pink. Attach a keychain ring to the screw eye:
You can either tie on your ribbon using knots, or loop it through, keeping it all one length or varying the lengths, whatever you prefer!
And that’s it, you’re done! Watch your favorite princes dance and twirl with the ribbons trailing behind her!
For the ribbon bracelets, you will need:
I found this cute pack of plastic heart shaped bracelets in the dollar section at Michael’s.
For the bracelets, I found it easiest to glue all your ribbon together at one end.
Then loop it on your bracelet.
And you’re done!
This leaves your dancing queen’s hands free yet still gives the twirling ribbon effect!
I used the same technique on a hair elastic, then glued a bow and rhinestone to the top of the ribbon.