In case you missed this on my guest post at Doodles and Doiles, here’s my Wand Tutorial for an easy costume accessory.
I have absolutely so much going on, I’m finishing up my daughter’s Halloween costume now. She’s going as a Super-Really-Sweet-But-Smart Witch (think Hermoine), so she has to have a glittery wand! No owl feathers here, though- just lots of tulle and ribbon!
I love projects that are customizable for you and your needs, and this one totally is. Need a wand for a fairy? How about a princess? Or a Harry Potter Wanna-Be? Just change up the color scheme and embellishments and you’ve got it! It also takes advantage of using that craft stache- most of the materials can be found in your current craft supply.
- A dowel rod
- Plastic Christmas ball ornament
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Sand paper
Take the hook portion off of the ornament so that you are left with only the Christmas ball portion.
Take your piece of sandpaper and sand down one end of the dowel rod. Sand it down small enough to fit inside the Christmas ornament. I sanded mine down so that at least 1/2 inch would fit snugly inside the ornament.
Glob the sanded end of the dowel rod with hot glue. Insert it into the Christmas ornament. Hold it for a few seconds.
Wrap the dowel rod with ribbon. Secure it at both ends with hot glue.
Use various tulle and ribbon lengths to tie around the base of the ornament. Use hot glue under the ribbon/tulle to hold in place.