Hi everyone! I have an easy to make princess wand that would be great as a gift, princess party favor or just for fun. For a party favor, the star base could be made ahead and then the little princesses could decorate their own favor. It’s a great way to keep little hands busy!
- Star Spangled Template Set, Doilie Shapes Set 1
- Wooden dowel 1/16 inch X 13 inch
- Paper – Heavy weight card stock – white and purple, decorative paper (The more sparkles the better!)
- Assorted bling – Rhinestones, fairy dust (glitter if your out of fd), ribbon, flowers, butterfly
- 1/4 inch hole punch
- Glue – E6000
- Cricut – This is optional and depends on how you choose to embellish the wand
Print out the star template. I like to print on a heavy, white card stock so that I have a sturdy template to keep for future use. The depth also makes it easy to trace around the edges.
On the wrong side of the card stock that will be used for the star base, trace around the template twice (for the front and back of the star) and cut them out.
I chose to embellish the face of the wand with doilie #2 from the Doilie Shapes Set 1. This is an SVG file that I cut with my Cricut. If you are unfamiliar with SVG files check out THE CUTTING FILES BLOG for lots of great info. I found that it was best to adhere the doilie shape to the star and let it dry completely BEFORE I scored the folds.
Score and fold along the fold lines as indicated by the template.
On both the front and back pieces of the star, punch a half hole at the base of the star where the dowel will be inserted.
Cut a piece of card stock 1/2 inch X 1 1/4 inch and grab the dowel. I should have painted my dowel and maybe added a little sparkle but it didn’t occur to me till after I was finished. The wood looks kind of dowdy next to the pretty purple so hopefully you will remember and make yours a bit prettier than mine LOL!
Fold the card stock around the dowel to give it a little shape, then add glue to the inside. Lay the dowel on the glue about 1 inch down from the top.
The folded edges should extend past the dowel. I used a small clothespin to hold in place while it dried.
Once dry, adhere the flat edges of the cs to the back of the star. It shouldn’t be flush with the star. The space allows the dowel to move around a bit so that the star is positioned correctly when it is put together with the other side.
Assemble the two pieces of the star and allow to dry completely. Small clothespins come in handy to hold the edges of the star together as they bond.
Embellish, embellish embellish! One can never have too much bling on a princess wand!
Have a magical day!
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