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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Princess Wand

Princess Wand
We recently went to a story time at our local library and after reading a book about princesses, it was craft time.  My daughter made a princess wand out of paper stars, a plastic stick for the handle, and tinsel.  It was adorable, but lasted all of 10 minutes before it was destroyed!  I don’t know who was more sad, me or my daughter!  Since that moment, I was on a quest to make another Princess Wand….but this time more sturdy and able to withstand a 2 year old!
Here is way I came up with…..
Supplies Needed:
  • Wood Star (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • Wooden Dowel 5/16” x 12”
  • Ribbon
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush or paint brush
  • Embellishments (if desired)
  • Hot Glue
Start by tracing your star on the back of your desired scrapbook paper. easter-wand-034_thumb3 Cut out the star, cutting slightly inside your line you traced. easter-wand-036_thumb3 Using a foam brush or paint brush, brush a layer of Mod Podge on the wooden star.  Place your scrapbook paper on the wooden star.  Brush a layer of Mod Podge on top of the scrapbook paper. easter-wand-039_thumb2 Allow to dry between layers of Mod Podge, finishing after 3 coats.  Allow to dry. easter-wand-040_thumb2 While your star is drying, you can start on your dowel & ribbons.  You could leave your dowel plain….but I am an overachiever….and can’t leave anything plain & simple!  So, I covered my dowel with ribbon, adding dots of hot glue frequently to make sure the ribbon does not slip when your little one is playing with the wand. easter-wand-043_thumb2 Cut your ribbon strands that your want to dangle behind the star.  I purchased sparkly ribbon, but any ribbon scraps would work as well.  Cut at varying lengths. easter-wand-044_thumb2 Heat seal all the ribbon ends. easter-wand-046_thumb2 Hot glue one end of the ribbon to the back of the star.  Glue the end of your dowel to the back of the star as well. easter-wand-050_thumb2 In my opinion, everything is BETTER with glitter, so I sprayed a coat of Krylon Glitter Spray on my star.  This is totally optional, but made it sparkly and shiny!  easter-wand-052_thumb2 I also added little jewels to the front of my wand, but you could really add anything you wanted or leave it plain.

That’s it….I hope your little girl loves her Princess Wand as much as mine!  My daughter won’t put it down!!  Now I just need to figure out how to stop her from bopping her little brother on the head with it! (;

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Laura @ live.laugh.photograph said...

this is just too cute! I LOVE IT!

Kadie said...

My little girl would love this. My boys to for that matter!! Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower.

Kadie @ Seven Alive

aStarToSteerHerBy said...

very cute! heck, i want one! visiting from srahndipities.

Sweet Floweret said...

Great wand!
I would love it if you would post this to my linky party, 20 minute tuesdays, tomorrow!
People LOVE quick and creative projects like this one ;)
Thanks for considering.

Jill said...

What a great wand! Love all the dangly sparkly bits! You did a wonderful job!

I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
Have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

Very cute!! Love it!! Might have to try this for my neices!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! If my daughter was sitting on my lap right now I would have to stop what I was doing to make her one right NOW! Thanks for sharing! :)

Jill said...

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

{nifty thrifty things} said...

So cute!
Thank you for linking this up to {nifty thrifty things} as well!

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