Tape or hot glue
Lots of party decorations are much cheaper than some people might realize. Things like plastic tablecloths, napkin rings, and even door banners, aren’t really that expensive. But many party decorations can be made at home for a fraction of what they cost, even if that cost is not high in the first place. When you make those things yourself you get to have exactly what you want rather than accept what you can find. So, for your next celebration, log off of that party supply site, and make your own whirl ribbons. They can have any themes or colors and they’ll highlight the whole party.
Have you seen those whirl-type of ribbons? They’re usually made to hang from the ceiling and they have a curly-q design. The ribbons, which hang over a wedding dance floor, a party food table, or another area, can be quickly made when you buy some inexpensive supplies.
Purchase ribbon that is wide or narrow, depending on the design that you want for the party whirls. The best kind are made with ribbon that’s at least an inch wide but no wider than three inches. It will take quite a lot of ribbon to hang many whirls above a particular area.
Although you can purchase ribbon that already has wires in it, the wires are along the sides, and for whirls, you need ribbon with a single wire down the center. Lay the chosen ribbon out so that the wrong side of it faces upwards to get ready for wiring it.
Cheap, pliable wire can be found at any hardware or craft store. It now comes in various colors; since the wire can be seen in the finished whirls, that can matter. Lay the wire out on the wrong side of the ribbon, down the center, and along the entire length. Use tape or hot glue to adhere it to the ribbon.
When you’re finished wiring the ribbon, wrap it around something round – like a soda bottle – and you’ll give it the curly-q look. To finish, attach a dangler, like a novelty piece. Some good ones include plastic animals, silk flowers, strung beads, card stock cutouts – most anything lightweight. A craft store has a wide selection of miniatures and novelties that can give the whirls a particular theme. However, the danglers are optional.
Make long whirl ribbons to hang from the ceiling or elsewhere at your party. Air movement can make the danglers spin by themselves; it’s fascinating and it’s a fabulous look for a wedding, party, or other celebration.