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How to Make a Ribbon Wand


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July 25, 2018

Ribbon Wand - finished wand on tabletopThese are perfect wands to make for a girl's birthday! Or for your child to play with. Your child can play with this wand at home, during dress up, or outdoors. They are very inexpensive to make and are made with items you may already have around your home.

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Total Time: 25 minutes

Supplies:

  • cardboard scrap
  • paper or packaging scrap
  • ribbons
  • scissors
  • hot glue
  • 1 chopsticks
  • heart gem - Optional
Ribbon Wand - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Figure out what shape you want for your wand topper (example: star, heart, triangle, etc). I punched out two hearts from scrap packaging I had.
  2. Ribbon Wand - punch out shapes for the top of the wand
     
  3. Trace the heart shape onto a scrap piece of cardboard and cut out.
  4. Ribbon Wand - trace the shape on a piece of recycled cardboard
     
    Ribbon Wand - cut out
     
  5. In the center of the heart, place a chopstick or wooden dowel and trace to cut out.
  6. Ribbon Wand - trace around a chopstick or dowel
     
    Ribbon Wand - cut out
     
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  7. Using your choice of 1/8 inch ribbon, cut your desired length and quantity. I cut each ribbon at least 12 inches.
  8. Ribbon Wand - cut out lengths of 1/8 inch ribbon
     
  9. Grab all the ribbon and secure with a knot.
  10. Ribbon Wand - tie them together with a knot
     
    Ribbon Wand - closeup of the knot
     
  11. Glue cardboard heart to one paper heart. *I ended up cutting a little more cardboard off.
  12. Ribbon Wand - glue cardboard heart to one of the paper hearts
     
  13. Use a generous amount of hot glue and secure knot in place.
  14. Ribbon Wand - glue ribbon knot in place
     
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  15. Flip knot of ribbon up and use another generous amount of hot glue and secure chop stick in place. Apply more hot glue around.
  16. Ribbon Wand - fold the ribbons back
     
    Ribbon Wand - glue chopstick in place
     
    Ribbon Wand - add additional glue
     
  17. Glue the other heart on top of the chopstick and ribbon.
  18. Ribbon Wand - glue other paper heart on top of ribbon and chopstick
     
    Ribbon Wand - closeup
     
  19. As a finishing touch, optional decoration for the wand - I kept it simple and put
    on a heart gem with hot glue.
  20. Ribbon Wand - hand holding the finished wand
     
    Ribbon Wand - add a heart gem if desired
     
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