I made this Ribbon and Flower wand to match my daughters Halloween costume. She is a Monarch butterfly so i knew it had to be beautiful and full of color! It was really easy to make and can also be made to match with any color you need. I also think this would be great for a fairy costume or just for fun. You can embellish them with anything. I chose to embellish mine with black hand tied bows. It matches perfectly and came out wonderful!
I chose to start with my dowel and wrapped it in a sheer bright yellow. I wrapped from bottom to top trying make it as nice as i could. I hot glued the ends of the ribbon to secure to the dowel.
I am loving this wand at this point so on with the flowers. I chose oranges and yellows to match her costume. I did not arrange them in any particular order. I hot glued each one on(Let glue cool a little on flower before placing on foam-it melts it).
I filled all the spots in and even added a few fake leaves for color. I then put the dowel about half way and hot glued. I then took some of the yellow ribbon and made a long bow at the top of the wand. But it still needed something when i was done. I decided to add some ribbon.
I hand tied about 20 bows in black. I placed them in various areas of the arrangement. I also included bows on the ribbons that dangle down from the bow on the dowel.