One thing that never seems to go out of style when you have daughters is princesses. My girls are 8 and 11 and they still love the princess movies. My 8 year old, when given the chance, will want me to buy her a wand from the toy aisle when we are out shopping. I love that she is still into those things so I decided to make her a DIY wand just for fun. We killed 2 birds with one stone with this one. I got to fulfill my creative urge to get crafty and I made my girl happy. This DIY wand project make a great afternoon project!
- Darice 3/8″ Dowel Rods
- White Craft Paint
- Darice Washi Tape
- Hot Glue Gun
- Darice 3.5″ Wooden Stars
- Foam Brush
- Ribbon in Various Colors
- Darice Silver Pipe Cleaners
Step Two: While the stars are drying, take washi tape and wrap it around your wood dowels. This part takes a little bit of finagling. You want to get started at the right angle so that the washi tape overlaps itself a little bit as you wrap the dowel from one end to the other. Take a small piece of washi tape and wrap it straight around the top and bottom of the dowel.
Step Three: Cut 2 pieces of each color ribbon in varying lengths per each wand. If you have some skinny ribbon (like the yellow one I used) cut that one longer. Hot glue the ribbon strips to the back of the stars. If you are making 3 wands, then glue ribbons to 3 stars.
Step Five: One pipe cleaner is just long enough to go around the outside of one star. This adds a fun, sparkly affect to the wand, plus it will hide the fact that you have 2 stars glued together with ribbon sandwiched in between. Just take your hot glue gun and glue the pipe cleaner right around the edges where you see the space/seam between the 2 stars.
Step Six: Hot glue your washi tape covered dowel to your star. Cut a small piece of pipe cleaner and wrap it around the top of your dowel. Hot glue it in place. This will help cover the hot glue used to attached the dowel to the star.
Now you have a fun princess DIY wand for your little princesses to play with. If you want to get even more creative you can mix some glitter with some gloss decoupage and cover the star with it so that it shimmers even more. If you have a die cut machine, maybe add some vinyl lettering to the stars to give it a more personal touch. There are so many fun ways that you can make this DIY wand project your own.
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Diana is a Jesus lovin’ mom of 3 who blogs about her creative adventures at The Girl Creative. She loves to create projects with a quick turn around time but is not afraid of tackling bigger projects that require more time and power tools. She loves to design free printables and is known to knock out a sewing or home decor project in a flash when the mood strikes her. Diana is a simple chick who just loves to create and make people laugh.