17 Jan 2012

Birthday Party - part 2

{ Fairy Wands Tutorial - Birthday Party Favours}

I have been wondering what to do for party favours and since I’ve always wanted to have a go at fairy wands I decided to try.

It was easier than I thought although I got out of my comfort zone, sewing , and ventured into a less known to me area called crafting. Oh it was so much fun…and I simply have no idea how I managed to live without a hot glue gun, and without crafting.

So after the wand design got the stamp of approval from my soon to be 4 little girl, I decided to put together a small tutorial.

So here is what you need:

Felt sheets
Wooden sticks – my sticks came in 1m lengths and Lovely husband cut them into 3 smaller pieces of about 32cm each
Wooden stick for the corker ribbons – about 50 cm in length – big enough to fit in the oven
Plastic glitter hearts or stars
Hot glue gun

Start by covering your sticks with ribbon. I used two types of ribbon to create a fancier look, but you can use only one colour if you prefer.

Cut the end of your ribbon diagonally and attach the end of the ribbon to the end of the stick (so sorry for the bad quality photo), that way the ribbon allows for a smooth twisting.

Start twisting the ribbon around the stick taking care to leave a little gap for your second ribbon.

If you are using a second ribbon than repeat the step. 

Finish off the bottom end of the wands by applying a blob of hot glue. Leave the wands to dry. 

Now prepare the ribbons. If you are using korker ribbon, you’ll need extra length of ribbon. I used this tutorial. It is always so much fun. 

I used three types / colours of ribbon cut in slightly different lengths. The corker ribbon and the purple organza ribbon are almost identical and the pink grosgrain ribbon is shorter. 

Attach the ribbon to the top side of the wand using your glue gun.

Prepare the stars. I used a small star template and cut out two stars per wand.

Using a decorative stitch sew two of the stars together leaving a small gap on one side to be able to insert handle.

Insert the handle into the star and use your hot glue gun to glue in place.

Glue a small ribbon to cover the place which has no decorative stitch. Glue the heart or star in the middle and you are ready!

Simple birthday crowns coming tomorrow.

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  1. your little fairies will love their wands. so pretty. And yes, what would we do without hot glue!

  2. love love love - I want a hot glue gun!!!

  3. What little girl wouldn't LOVE these!!! I've pinned this one... fantastic! I'll need to buy a hot glue gun...

  4. I love this... oh if only I had a little girl. I guess I could turn this into a boy wand...

  5. Perfect timing, my daughter broke her wand and was using an ice cream scoop as one yesterday, haha! Pinned it!

  6. Oh, can I come to the party too? I absolutely LOVE these wands! I don't suppose you want to turn your hand to pirate swords??!!

  7. These are darling! My little girl would love one! I found you through Tip Junkie. Thanks for sharing! :)

  8. oh how my daughter would love one of these, I love this post! I found you on Tip Junkie! I would like to invite you to share this post with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-7.html

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