So now you wanna make your own ribbon wands, huh?
Well, you’re gonna need A LOT of ribbon. And it ain’t cheap.
Lucky for you (+ me) it sure is easy…
Making and dyeing your own ribbon is a quick and economical way to go if you prefer a more rustic look and/or need loads of ribbon. For example, I’m dyeing (punny ha!) to fill an entire doorway/archway/entryway with ribbon streamers. For a party. Or just because it’s Thursday- I don’t know. I do know that’s A LOT of ribbon, and making it myself will be the best way to get a real bang (ripple?) for my buck!
1. You will need dyed* muslin, scissors, and a ruler.
2. Moving along the selvage edge, make snips every inch and half, inch, and half-inch. Or however wide you want your ribbon. Don’t worry about being too precise either, just use your ruler as a guide, and snip, snip, snip! Quick and dirty.
3. Rip your muslin into strips using your snips as a starting point. Neat huh? Most woven fabrics will rip in relatively straight lines. And I find all that tearing therapeutic too.
Do you guys want dyeing tips too?
AND any takers on that ribbon installation?
*It’s much easier to dye your fabric before you shred it. Trust me.