Thursday, June 27, 2013

4th of July Parade Wands

do you start your 4th of July celebrations with a parade?
it's too hot for parades here in July,
but I know a lot of you get to line those streets and cheer on the floats, bands and dancers
and if I'm being totally honest... I'm jealous. :)

for those of you that do get an Independence Day Parade maybe you'd like to make some...
4th of July parade wands!



You'll need:
• wood dowels - 1/4" x 12"
• 3-10 different red, white and blue ribbons
• screw eyes - 8 x 18mm
• red spray paint (optional)


Steps:
• spray paint the wooden dowel red if you'd like
• cut a variety of ribbons ranging in length from 15" to 30" 
• screw the eye screw into one of the dowel ends
• thread your ribbons through the hole of the screw eye 
we put as many ribbons as we could squeeze in - the ribbons were nice and tight and we didn't even have to tie a knot



then go join a parade!!
or at least stand on the side and give a big cheer and wave your wand proudly!

 
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7 comments:

  1. So cute!! Our community puts on a bike parade! This would be really cute to make for the crowd as the bikes pass! Thanks for sharing such a cute and simple idea!

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  2. Just bought the dowels and ribbon! These are adorable!

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  3. Absolutely adorable!! Love these!! Pinning!!

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  4. These turned out great! I included you in a round up of fast crafts for the Fourth of July on Creative Green Living: http://www.creativegreenliving.com/2013/07/5-last-minute-fast-crafts-for-fourth-of-july.html

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  5. SO cute - my kids would LOVE these!!

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