I used ¼” dowels that are 12’’ long. You can purchase dowels at a craft store. You will also need clothespins for holding the ribbon to the dowels. I used 3/8” ribbon. You can experiment with different styles and sizes of ribbon.
Start by placing your ribbon at the top of the dowel and securing it in place with a clothespin. Twist the ribbon down the dowel. When you get to the end, cut the ribbon and use another clothespin to secure the ribbon to the dowel.
Thread a needle with a thread that matches your ribbon. Place the middle of the ribbons on the needle alternating directions. Do not thread it all the way down; you want it to still be on the needle. Hold your thumb at the bottom of the needle to prevent the ribbon from sliding down.
After all the ribbon are on the needle, hold the ribbon in place and thread the needle all the way through until the knot stops at the back.