These bike streamers are easy to make, they are quick (it took me 2 minutes to make and install them), and they are inexpensive (it cost me $1.50), what more could you ask for in a DIY?
- Dollar store cheer leader pom poms
- 2 zip ties
This is Miss V’s bike. I purchased it from a thrift store for $3. It’s not too pretty to look at but she loves riding her bike, and honestly, I think it’s function is her primary concern at this point (I’ll enjoy it while I can ;)). Since purchasing it, I’ve added a bell for her and a basket (which is another quick & easy DIY I did by using an Easter basket). Anyways, I had seen on Pinterest (and can’t seem to find now) someone had made ribbon bike streamers and they used zip ties to put it inside the bicycle handles. With that in the back of my mind, I saw these cheerleader pom poms at the dollar store one day and I was inspired to add a little fun to my daughter’s handlebars.
The key thing to look for in your cheerleader pom poms is to see how they connect to the handles. The ones I found (at Dollarama) were assembled with a zip tie, which is exactly what you want.
Part the streamers down the center where the zip tie divides them. Cut the zip tie (I used a utility knife) and keeping the divide parted with your fingers, remove the plastic handles. Now grab one of your new zip ties and put it in the middle where you made the divide and fasten it.
Now feed the zip tie into the handle bar end. I didn’t bother trimming my zip tie, it fit just fine =).
I pushed the zip tie all the way in, even the square part so that it stayed in securely. Repeat for the other side and you are d-o-n-e! Now just enjoy the look of delight on your child’s face when he or she sees what you have done. I surprised Miss V with this (she loves it), I think I may have to make one for little sister next, she is quite intrigued by big sisters fancy bicycle handles.