Saturday, March 24, 2012

# crafts # games

DIY: Ribbon Dancers

My girls love to dance. These ribbon dancers have added a lot of fun to their dance parties. These are great for birthday parties, dance classes, preschool movement, or just for fun. We even "write" our letters with them in the air.

One of the best parts about these ribbon dancers are that they are inexpensive, easy to make, customizable, and don't require tools!!

What you'll need:

Wooden dowel (7/16 x 12 in.)
Screw eye (#14)
Split key ring (1 in.)
1 1/2" wide ribbon (about 10-12 feet long)
Fray Check
Sewing machine OR needle and thread
Acrylic paint (if you want to paint your wooden dowel)

NOTE: I found the dowels (came in a pack of 6) and ribbon at Michael's,
and the screw eyes and key rings at Home Depot.

Twist the screw eye into the top of the dowel.

Twist it in all the way to the base of the eye.

Thread ribbon through the key ring and secure the edge by machine (or hand) sewing it. Add as many ribbons as you'd like.

On the raw edge of the ribbon, use fray check to keep the ribbon from unraveling.

Link the key ring to the screw eye.

DONE! Time to dance!

This post was part of The Shady Porch Rock N' Share and Oopsey Daisy's Wednesday's Wowzers. For more super cute creativity across the blogosphere, head over to The Shady Porch and Oopsey Daisy


  1. This is too cute! I would love for you to link up at my via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  2. Valuable information ..I am delighted to read this article..thank you for sharing. Do you make bows using these Grosgrain Ribbon from Yama? I like them either. I usually Wholesale Ribbon from them. It's a great choice.

  3. Nice. I like your writing. I like Scrapbooking either using Scrapbook Ribbon I buy online, various DIY Ribbon. I would be very pleased to share the experience with you!


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