Ribbon Lawn Markers

by Andrea on April 10, 2012

For Easter this year, we were lucky to spend it at Avô and Avó’s house with family and delicious food.  Little Mo was joined by his cousin, BenG, so an egg hunt was certainly in the cards for us.

In preparation for Easter, I thought it would be fun to dress up the backyard a little with ribbon and balloons.  The boys love balloons, and I imagined them waking up from their nap, heading to the backyard, and being incredibly excited by the decorations and eggs.  So with less than $10 at JoAnn’s and ten minutes of work, I whipped up eight ribbon lawn markers.

First gather your supplies.  I picked up eight 5/16 in dowels, two rolls of wire ribbon, and my staple gun.

Next, cut the ribbon into 2 feet lengths and wrap it around the end of the dowel once.  Just enough to make sure that the end of the dowel is completely covered in ribbon.

Then where the ribbon overlaps itself, staple the ribbon to the dowel.  This will hold your ribbon in place.

Finally, wrap the ribbon around your hand to create the spiral and voilá!

And because it’s hard to resist, here’s a photo of little Mo and BenG once they had hunted all of their eggs. Mo is on the left strutting his bow-tie and suspenders combo.


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