....yes, I said 'awesomeness', because I love these!
I took a jumbled mess of ribbons, and turned them into these lovelies.Supplies:
-wooden plaque bases(these circular pieces were .50cents each at Hobby Lobby)
-wooden dowel rod (I'm pretty sure these are 1/4" ones). One 4ft. length makes 4 12" ribbon holders.
-Glue (wood glue or something similar and sturdy
-drill with a bit slightly smaller than your dowel rod (for a snug fit)
-ruler and pencil (if you like to measure to make sure they are centered) A real Craftster just goes for it.
-small saw to cut the dowels
1) Drill a hole in the center (NOT all the way through) and make sure you put a piece of junk wood underneath in case it DOES go through...
2) Cut your dowels to desired length (I went with 12", which is great!)
3) Test the fit
4) Sand the edges of the dowel and the base (you dont' want your pretty ribbons to catch on anything...
5) Paint them (if desired)
6) Glue together! You can use a level to make sure they are straight...
Pimp out with ribbons, by taking THIS:
Tidy them all up by winding the spools and pinning them:
I heart these so much! I think I need more, and more ribbon to make them pretty...
Feel free to ask any questions