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It’s no surprise I’m not a DIY fan. Let me re-phrase. I don’t like to actually do DIY projects myself – but I love to see what everyone else comes up with.

When I found these adorable (and, easy) ribbon wands, I couldn’t not share them. Like I said, they’re easy to make, plus, they are a great alternative to bubbles or birdseed for a wedding exit.

So, what do you need?

– One or two feet wooden dowels (Quantity will vary based on your guest count)
– Ribbon, cut in strips at 3/4 yard in length (The more ribbon per dowel, the better the effect)
– Scissors

This project includes no glue, staples or sewing. Simply tying ribbons onto wooden dowels. And, let me tell you, it’s the perfect project to recruit your bridesmaids to help with (and, you can include wine without feel of stabbing or poking yourself with something sharp).

Images courtesy of Project Wedding


  1. Jen
    8:57 am on June 9th, 2010

    I think I will totally be doing this. Such a great idea!

  2. This rocks. THe colors are making me feeeel good. What a perfect mega simple project!

  3. Jen
    3:38 pm on June 9th, 2010

    I recently went to a wedding where they had these. Loved them! We all talked about how fun it would be to bring them to the reception for dancing but ended up forgetting to bring them with us. 🙁

  4. Naomi
    12:39 pm on June 12th, 2010

    I love this idea better than rice, bubbles, buds, etc. The color combinations are endless! Thank you for sharing!