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They're quick and easy, and relatively inexpensive.
With my niece's birthday (6 years old!) coming up this month, I was searching around for something to get her when I discovered Dancing Ribbon Rings. I was about to buy them, when I realized that I could probably make them myself!

These would make awesome party favors for a little girl's party! They would also work great in Easter or May Day baskets, or make them red-white-and-blue for the 4th of July, or Christmas-them-up for stocking stuffers!

Posted by grungezombie from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See grungezombie's 31 projects »
  • How to make a toy. Dancing Ribbon Rings - Step 1
    Step 1

    Well, for the life of me I could not find large enough unfinished wooden rings anywhere! I finally found something that would work: wooden curtain rings; you can get them at most hardware stores in the section with the curtain rods. They have hardware screwed into them but it's easy to remove. You could also substitute shower curtain rings if you'd rather use plastic (and they come in a variety of colors).

  • How to make a toy. Dancing Ribbon Rings - Step 2
    Step 2

    From an 18-ft. spool you can get 4 pieces of ribbon (with a little left over).

    (3) 18-ft. spools per pair of rings for triple-colored ring sets.

    (5) 18-ft. spools per 2 pairs of rings for 5-colored ring sets.

  • How to make a toy. Dancing Ribbon Rings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Unscrew the eye hooks with clips from all the wooden rings. You can separate the hooks from the clips if you'd like. Keep these around and stay tuned to my blog for a neat project to utilize this hardware!

  • How to make a toy. Dancing Ribbon Rings - Step 4
    Step 4

    Measure out and cut 4-ft. sections of ribbon.

  • How to make a toy. Dancing Ribbon Rings - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold ribbon halfway through ring and knot; you'll have approx. two feet of ribbon hanging from the ring. I'm not sure what the "technical" name is for the knot that I used, but it's the same way you would tie a balloon closed.

  • How to make a toy. Dancing Ribbon Rings - Step 6
    Step 6

    If desired, you could use the optional glue to secure the knotted ribbons in place.

  • How to make a toy. Dancing Ribbon Rings - Step 7
    Step 7

    "Heat seal" ribbon ends: Use the lighter (or lit candle) to finish the ends of the ribbons and prevent fraying. Quickly pass ribbon edge through flame, it doesn't take much and you don't want to scald the ribbon.

  • How to make a toy. Dancing Ribbon Rings - Step 8
    Step 8

    Repeat, Repeat, Repeat! You could make a single or a matching set. There are thousands of color combinations! You could try with different sizes, textures and lengths of ribbon. The possibilities are endless!

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I'm SO making these!
Jean M.
Jean M. · 1 project
I would love to make this project for my neice for her birthday. She is going to be 5 soon - must get to the hardware shop in time Happy Thanks for sharing your project.
Aimee ☮
Aimee ☮ · 1 project
AHHHH ! there sooooooooooooo pretty Happy, Im making them !

Masha V.
Masha V. · Laguna Hills, California, US · 9 projects
You could even do this with those rings they have with scarves occasionally....?
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, England, GB
They are very pretty!!
Stormy - that's a pretty good idea, I might give that one a try next time I go raving!!!
Lizzy :3
Lizzy :3 · Los Angeles, California, US
neeeeeeeeeed. neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeddddddddd!!! GIMMEH!!! ^_^ rawr. i luv teh rainbows.
Stormy · 10 projects
Also, what you might want to add in that bit of information, is that for ravers or cyber-goth you could do the same thing except on hairbands and tie them into your hair!
Stormy · 10 projects
I totally dig these! Favorited!
Miss Circus
Miss Circus · San Leandro, California, US · 13 projects
These are great for Gay Pride next month<333 ^_^
Ramona Vicious Monroe
beautiful.. i will try this!
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