Friday, October 7, 2011

Halloween Wand tutorial

Good Morning again to all of my readers. Today, Melanie from Bear Rabbit Bear is going to show us how to make a super cute Halloween wand.

Hi, Doodles and Doilies readers! Thanks to Erica for having me over today. First, let me introduce myself. I blog over at bear rabbit bear craft and DIY blog. If you've never had a chance to pop over, I hope you'll come check it out! In addition to fun posts and segments, I also have a weekly Things I've Done Thursday link party that runs Thursday through Saturday. We are also celebrating Fall this week with Fall Project Week. Feel free to stop by and check out all the cretive fall projects. But enough about that...let's delve into today's project!

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.

Supplies Needed:

  • A dowel rod

  • Plastic Christmas ball ornament

  • Hot glue and glue gun

  • Ribbon

  • Tulle

  • Sand paper

Step One:

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.

Step Two:

Glob the sanded end of the dowel rod with hot glue. Insert it into the Christmas ornament. Hold it for a few seconds.

Step Three:

Wrap the dowel rod with ribbon. Secure it at both ends with hot glue.

Step Four:

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.

Easy, quick, and uses products that I already had around the house! Doesn't get much better than that!

Thank you Melanie for showing us how to make this fun Halloween wand!

1 comment:

  1. This is great and really simple. I bet she'll be sooo cute.


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