Wednesday, April 10, 2013

DIY Ribbon Streamers

One of our favorite venues here in Gainesville, Florida is the Historic Thomas Center. The gardens, architecture, and ballroom are just beautiful, and completely unique to Gainesville, making it ideal for a wedding.

That being said, as a historic building, there are restrictions that go with it. One of the biggies that our couples run into frequently is the fact that you aren't allowed to throw anything - no rice, rose petals, confetti, bubbles, sparklers, etc.

We have an amazingly wonderful couple getting married there at the end of the month. They wanted something to help celebrate the BIG KISS and came up with the idea for ribbon streamers for guests to wave. Being the crafty, wonderful, wedding planners that we are, we were on call to help! :)

We thought we'd put up the step-by-step DIY instructions for you too!

Thing's you'll need:

12 inch wooden dowels
2-3 feet of ribbon, per dowel
Hot Glue and Glue Gun
Sharp Scissors

Start by cutting your ribbon into 2 to 3 feet long strands. In this case, we used three thin strands of different colors for each streamer. It would also work with wider ribbon, using one color per dowel.

Since we were using three, we loosely tied the colors together first.

Then we inserted the dowel into the loose knot with the long strands falling out away from the dowel.

Place a dab of hot glue at the top of the dowel and tighten the knot down on top of the glue dab.

Wait a second for the glue to harden and then place a second small dab of glue on top of the knot. It will dry clear and secure the  knot.

Trim the extra ribbon off the end of the knot and you're done!

Our bride's flower girl will hand them out to guests as she walks down the aisle.

Pretty, right? We can't wait for their big day coming up at the end of the month! Check back for the photographs by Pure by Lindsey Photography! We can't wait to show you what our streamers looked like in action!

What special touches are you making yourself for your wedding?

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