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Picture of Easy Ribbon Wand

My daughter has been playing with a cheap ribbon wand I had given her for her birthday (it originally had a star with Happy Birthday on it and a couple of ribbons just tied underneath), but it was beaten up pretty bad. I thought it would be fun to make her a colorful, sturdy ribbon wand. This is really easy to put together and it takes barely any time at all. Look through your craft supplies and see what supplies you have on hand and make your own.

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Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Supplies

The second picture above shows what's left of the wand she has been using. The star is long gone, the ribbons were just tied on, and the plastic stick has been getting bent and damaged.


  • Stick - I had a pack of a variety of dowels and used one that is 3/16" in diameter and 12" long
  • Ribbon -
    • I used every color I had of looped ribbon I got at Joann but use whatever you like, there are great variety packs on Amazon
    • You will also need another ribbon to cover the stick. I used a white 1/4" ribbon.
  • Hot Glue - you can use another glue such as E6000 but you'll need time for it to dry
  • Fray Check - don't want the ends of the ribbon to fray
  • Scissors
Alexanderd293 months ago
you made it for the queen :p
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Alexanderd293 months ago
KarenP1773 months ago
This would also make a great cat toy for the pets contest. Use smooth ribbon, not looped so it doesn't get caught on their claws, and you can make the stick a bit longer.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  KarenP1773 months ago
Thanks! I didn't think of that but it would make a great toy :)
jessyratfink3 months ago
I love the photos of her with her new wand :D
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  jessyratfink3 months ago
She is a little cutie pie :)
attosa3 months ago
Lovely DIY and what a beautiful little girl :) I'd like to make one of these and add a unicorn head to the top front!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  attosa3 months ago
Thank you! That sounds like it would be cute :)