I love color, and I love the flow of things in the wind, and I love cute ribbon, so I combined all of them into a Ribbon Windsock! You can use any color you like and any size hoop you like to get your desired effect. I personally just dug out leftover ribbons from the hair bows I made the girls.
To start with you need whatever ribbon you selected (it takes quite a bit) and an embroidery hoop. You really only need the inside of the hoop or something else that is round and stiff enough to hold a good amount of ribbon.
The actual process to making these is very simple
. Cut your ribbon in pieces that are double the length you want your finished product. I wanted mine to be varied, so I just randomly cut my pieces.
Then take a piece and fold in half. Slip the fold under your hoop and then pull the ends through the folded area. Tighten. Some ribbons don’t tighten as well as others, so if you are wanting this to hold up you might want to use a little hot glue on the inside of the fold.
Continue around the hoop. You can make stripes or a single color or an eclectic combination like I did.
Once your hoop is covered you can securely tie a piece of ribbon to either side of the hoop to use to hang it. Then hang your ribbon windsock wherever you need some extra color!
So a more appropriate name for this project might be a ribbon mobile
or a ribbon chandelier,
but it does blow in the wind like a windsock! The problem I found with it is that it is made of ribbon which doesn’t hold up particularly well to various weather
conditions. You could use ribbon intended to be left out or you could just hang it inside. In fact it is so simple that you could easily make one to match party decor and then take it apart to re-use the components!
A classic strong-willed child, Ashley, fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian in 2005; only to realize a new dream had formed, having a family with her husband (another strong-willed child). After much heartache, they were blessed with two daughters and a son, who are all proving to be just as spirited as their parents! Though she is still working part-time, she fills her days off with fun activities and lots of learning with her three kids. And this is where the blog comes in. Life with Moore Babies is where she documents the activities they do and the places they go in hopes that someone might be inspired to do some “fun learning” with their kids.You can find Ashley on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Google +.