Aren't they cute?! I like how they give a cool look when being waved and will show up in pictures. I found ribbon online that I ordered in bulk. I couldn't find the exact color seafoam in mind so I settled for a robin's egg blue that will still be super cute and blend well enough. I have figured out that I can't find everything perfect to my liking so I have to compromise in some regards.
The wands themselves are super easy to make. I bought wooden skewers that you cook with. I cut the sharp end off with some scissors so no one pokes themselves. Then I cut the ribbon into pieces that are about 3/4 yard long. I have chosen to use an ice pink satin, a pink and minty blue grosgrain, and a simple white satin with a dainty edge. After I cut the ribbon lengths I tied them in double knots towards one end of the skewer. And....
I have ribbon wands! I'm really liking how they are turning out. I've made a good start on them but still have lots to complete. I've got nothing but time and this is just a fun project that will probably mean more to me than anyone else when I see them waved as we make our getaway.
Here are some of my pretty wedding magazines on display in a cute metal basket I picked up in an antique shop in Oxford last weekend. They were green when I purchased them and I picked up a can of satin nickel spray paint to spruce them up. I plan to have these on some cute display tables at the reception and one of them will most likely hold my collection of ribbon wands for guests to grab and wave at the end of the night!
Hope you enjoyed my sneak peek at one of my wedding projects! The Mr. should be here any minute so we can go grab some dinner. Good thing, because I'm starved. We will head to Pickwick in the morning to spend a couple days at the lake and celebrate on this beautiful holiday weekend.
Happy 4th of July! America! hehe