How to Make DIY Wedding Ribbon Wands

Looking for a unique wedding send-off?  Learn how to make wedding ribbon wands for your ceremony exit!

Typically, your guests will gather to see you off into the night in your getaway car at the end of your event. So if you’re looking for a unique send-off idea for your wedding reception that doesn’t involve sparklers or a special cleanup crew, you may want to consider wedding ribbon wands!

Every wedding reception culminates in a send-off of some kind.

wood dowels 12 inches long, 1/4 inch thick is a great size – jingle bells medium sized bells – ribbon You’ll need 12 inches of each color for each wand you make, so multiply the number of wands you need x 12 to get the total amount of ribbon you’ll need in each color. – screw eye hooks 13/16 inch hole – jump rings (12mm size) to connect the items together

Supplies You’ll Need:

STEP 1: 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.

How to Make the Wedding Ribbon Wands:

Wedding ribbon wands are incredibly easy to make and very budget-friendly, but they can be quite time-consuming. Make sure to block out at least two hours to assemble depending on how many you plan to make.

STEP 2: Next, you will want to attach the bells to the end of the dowel. I attached two bells per wand with the jump rings.

STEP 3: Last you will want to cut the ribbon into equal pieces (each of mine was 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 wave as you walk by!


These DIY Wedding Ribbon Wands are perfect for the big send-off, table centerpieces, or your wedding guests can ring the bells for a kiss.