As I stated before, gold sequins and glitter will be playing a HUGE part in our wedding décor. I had originally toyed with the idea of having our guests throw glitter or sprinkles as we walk back down the aisle as husband and wife, but while signing our the contract for our venue there was an additional cleanup fee of $100+ for using either of those items. Although plan A didn’t work out quite as I had hoped I knew plan B would be just as good, if not better! While lurking on Pinterest one night I stumbled across an awesome picture of guests waiving ribbon wands as a bride and groom walked back down the aisle. The pictures of the guests waiving the wands were beautiful and full of color…and I knew I had to make these!
I found the ribbon wands incredibly easy to make and very budget friendly, but they were quite time consuming. I would make sure to block out at least two hours to assemble depending on how many you plan to make. You will need a few items before getting started:
- wood dowels: I found 12 inch dowels in packs of 20 for around $2.99 at Michaels
- small jingle bells: there was an assortment of sizes, I went with a medium sized bell that came in a pack of 60 for $3.99 at Michaels
- assorted ribbon: I got 4 different spools of ribbon for $0.50 each at Michaels
- hooks (screw eye hook): this was another item that came in an assortment of sizes, I went with the smallest one that came in a pack of 40 for $3.50 at Lowes
- jewelry supply jump rings to connect the items together
The first step would be to put the screw eye hook into the end of the dowel. This does take a little man power, but you can easily screw the hook into the end of the dowel.
Last you will want to cut the ribbon into equal pieces (each of mine were roughly 12 inches in length) and tie them to the hooks.
And that’s it! You now have a beautiful ribbon wand for your guests to waive as you walk by 🙂