Written by Kate Curry
Handfasting is an ancient Celtic ceremony that my people have done for thousands of years. Many celts, wiccans, and pagans are picking this ancient ceremony backup and incorporating it into their wedding day. If you’re looking to make your own handfasting cords, we have this tutorial to help you!
Sari Silk Ribbon. I used Pickled Pear, Vintage Ivory, and Teals Galore.
Charms and beads (optional)
Choosing your colors! You don’t have to follow along with your wedding colors. If you want to have special colors - based on color theory or colors that have a special significance with your partner, go ahead! This handfasting is about you and the incredible bond you have with your partner! Most people choose three different colors, but you can go for a single color if that’s what makes you happy!
Finished Length: 39 inches
Let’s Get Started
Step 1: Choose your ribbon and cut three strands, each 30 inches in length.
Step 2: Knot the ends of one side of your strands.
Step 3: Braid your strands together, thinking of good thoughts and intentions while you plait.
Step 4: You can include charms, beads, or any other extras you’d like into your plait as you’re braiding.
Step 5: When you’re done braiding, leave the ends of your strands about 4 inches and knot the end of your cord.
Keep your cord(s) in a safe, dry place until your special day!