Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fairy Wands

Hey there,  so today I want to share how I made the fairy wands for my Samantha's Fairy party. First let me say my inspiration for them was one we saw at the Disney store and it was super pretty, so I bought that one for the birthday girl and decided to make similar ones for her guests.
                                                                     The inspiration....
~like the adorable bottle label, it is from chickabug.com  ~

First I bought some bunches of silk flowers in purples and pinks. I clipped off stems and regrouped my clusters as I wanted. The inspiration wand was mainly pink and green so I decided to have the guests wands be mainly purple and green.



I used some spray glue and glitter to make the flowers very sparkly, that was a bit messy but worth it.
I bought a garland of glitter purple butterflies ~from Hobby Lobby~ and cut each one off the ribbon strand and made them into a pick for the wand. I used an empty stem from the flower bunches I cut off and hot glued one end to a purple felt circle I die cut with my spellbinder die set. Then glued the butterfly to that circle sandwiching the stem in between. Then I used floral tape to wrap the flower cluster together.

Supplies



Butterfly picks
I then cut large circles from glittery tulle and cut a small hole in the center of each. I put the flower cluster in the hole and had it slide up to the bottom of the flowers and added a bit more floral tape to help secure the bunch enough to glue into the wands.




For the wands I went to Home Depot and bought a piece of plastic tube, not to big in diameter, and not a bendy one either  :0)  Didn't want droopy wands. Then I had the hubby cut them down for me. I wrapped the tube with wide satin green ribbon and a thinner lavender ribbon at an angle and hot glued one end into the tube end and cut the other just above the tube, I glued the flower cluster into that end. Then I found some jewels at Michaels and glued one to the end of the wands.


I then tied some ribbons just under the flowers and tied a bow and left some to just hang. I used a small curling iron and curled the ribbons. and that was it! They girls all just LOVED them  :0)




They each had a pretty halo to wear also that I made with a wire garland I found at Michaels during the spring and just cut each down to size then just tied on similar color curling ribbons. Easy and cute and also inexpensive, my favorite!




Well that's all for today, I hope you liked my version of fairy wands and halos  :)
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week and holiday weekend!
~Blessings~
Jen




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