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Monday, May 24, 2010

DIY Ribbon Wands, Bracelets, and Hairbands

ribbon projects 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!

So here’s a little tutorial on how I made some pretty dance accessories for my niece!

For the wands, you will need:

~Dowel rods

~Screw eyes

~Keychain rings

~Assorted ribbon

~Spray paint (if desired)


IMG_1009Check 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!

IMG_1001IMG_1002If you want to spray paint your wands, cut some slits in a cardboard box to hold them up, or you could stick them in floral foam.  IMG_1003

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.

IMG_1053IMG_1057IMG_1056Looks too cute with a “Just Dance” tank top I embroidered for her!                IMG_1049  

I’ll be sharing this quick and easy project with DIY Day (the last one, boo!), Get Your Craft On, Lucky Linky Tuesday, I Made It!, and other fun parties seen HERE


  1. OH my sweetness, i am going to try all of these darling projects... oh so perfect! I love it all.
    ps stop by and say hi if you get a chance

  2. Awesome idea! Any little girl would totally flip for those!!!

  3. How cute! I hope the next kiddo will be a niece

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  5. What a cute cute idea. Any child would love playint this these.

  6. This is sooo fun! My girls will love this!

  7. Aww, these are wonderful! I especially love the bracelets! Thanks so much for sharing the how-to, I'll be linking.

  8. Great Job!!! I saw your link on Sunday Showcase and I am your newest follower! Nice to meet you. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

  9. What a great idea! These are super cute! Great tutorial too! Thanks for joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it! ~ Stephanie Lynn


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