Last summer, I saw Alex’s post on her blog, Northstory, about making her own bike streamers and pinned it immediately. What a totally awesome idea! And what better time to do this project than when we’re in an eternal winter and the kids can’t even ride their bikes, right? Well, I’ve got high hopes that spring’s gonna happen, so I want to be prepared.
What You’ll Need
wooden golf tees (found at a dollar store)
metal eye screws (found at Home Depot)
various colours of grosgrain ribbon (found in my craft cupboard… or you can find it at dollar stores)
a dremel drill (or stronger hands than my own)
nail polish (I wanted the part of the golf tee that would show on the bike handle to be silver, and the eye screw as well so nail polish was the perfect solution)
I used a small dremel bit to drill a hole into the tees, where the eye screws would then be screwed in.
Next, I painted the “head” of the tee with the nail polish, and once dry, screwed in the eye screws. Then, I painted the eye screws.
Using five 12″ lengths of grosgrain, I tied them in a knot around the eye screw, and heat-sealed the ends to prevent any fraying.
The tees I used were REALLY long, and thick, so I actually had to drill the holes in my son’s bike handlebars a bit bigger so the streamers would fit in, but it wasn’t difficult.
Super cute, right?
Thanks for the idea, Alex! I’m really excited to make all kinds of fun ones for my kids’ friends. They’d be adorable Easter gifts, I think. So springy and fun.