Friday, December 31, 2010

Interchangeable Ribbon Wands

A fun little project for New Year's Eve!  Interchangeable Ribbon Wands.  You can make several different streamers and change them out to fit your mood. 

MATERIALS:  Wooden Dowels, Paint, Eye Hooks, Lanyard Hooks, Various Ribbon
TOOLS: Scissors, Hand Drill or Rotary Tool

Paint the wooden dowel.  Drill a small pilot hole in the end of the dowel with either a hand drill or rotary tool.  Screw in an eye hook. 

Cut 2 lengths of ribbon for every streamer you want to make.  I used 2 yards (6 feet) for these, but you can shorten or lengthen them as desired.  You can put a little fray check on the ends to prevent fraying.

Fold the 2 lengths of ribbon in half and thread them through the lanyard hook.  Tie a knot to secure them to the hook.  Tie several half knots with the ribbon if desired.  (Click on MACRAME BASICS at the top of the page for instructions)

Clip the streamer of your choice onto the eye hook.   

Tah Dah!  You now have a ribbon wand that you can change the streamers on!


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