Valentine’s Day is coming and we start getting ready for this romantic, special holiday.
Our daughter is the real princess, so to make her games even more fun, I decided to fix some handmade magic wands for her.
Because Valentine’s Day is so close, I made them Valentine’s Day Princess Magic Wands.
The best thing about them, you can even use them for decorating your house.
I am on my way to finish a few more, but can’t wait to share with you this tutorial.
Valentine’s Day Princess Magic Wand.
Colourful bits of felt ( I had some left from my last project, but also got sparkly red one)
wooden dowel sticks ( you can find them different sizes at any craft store)
wool or string (spun for wrapping the stick), I personally used sparkly string
wool fleece (for stuffing)
pretty things to embelish with – think buttons, beads, shells.
It depends what you will use, but first step you wrap your wooden stick with the wool or sparkly string, using the craft glue. Start wrapping up the stick; you will cover in your blunt end as you go, add more glue every few inches but don’t be too generous or it will get messy and set hard and nasty.
Now for your top bit. Cut out two pieces of felt in the main shape and one smaller piece either the same shape or something else you fancy. Take one of the main pieces and attach the the smaller one however you like – make sure that you hide your knots and ends. After it is secure you can embelish a bit if you want to, or not. If you are making it for a child younger than three I would say not – all the pretty bits are choking hazards; but you could embroider some pretties on.
Keeping the thread attached; poke the stick up inside your wand top and give it a wiggle til it sits nicely. Holding it firmly against your beginning stitches begin sewing your hole closed by sewing into both the felt and the wool around the stick – you can stitch all aroudn the stick this way and then blanket stitch the last of the hole closed.
Now give it to your little one and let her make as much wishes as she wants!!!!
Happy coming Valentine’s Day!!!!!