DIY Princess Wand

4 years ago

Charlie's 3rd birthday is this weekend! She WE are both so excited! She has been on a 'princess' kick lately so she really wanted a princess party. We got all of our party supplies and decorations a few days ago and we can't wait!

 

She really wanted a princess wand at her party. So we looked at Wal-Mart and in the princess isle there were tons of wands to choose from, but it was anywhere around $5-15 for just one wand!

We decided to make our own and that way her cousins and friends that come to her party can have their own wands as well! I got all the supplies for seven wands and the total was under $5!

Supplies:
glitter foam sheets
wooden dowels
beads or yarn
hot glue
glow in the dark star (for tracing on the foam!)
(and patience for a very impatient toddler!)

I used one of Charlie's glow in the dark stars in her room for tracing the stars onto the foam. You can use anything to trace the star, or you can free hand it, but I'm not that talented!

We originally thought about putting some beads on them, but Charlie decided she wanted some fun yarn instead.

 

 
We hot glued the yarn onto one star first, followed by the wooden dowel. 
Then we just glued the other star on top of all that. 
A few tips:
-Don't overdo it on the glue, when you push the stars together it will creep out the sides.
-It is very important to make sure you have the stars correctly lined up before gluing. One of the sides on my tracing star was a little off and that made a huge difference in making sure they were straight and lined up!
 
 
and.....
 
TA DA!
 
 
I think they are pretty cute and Charlie can't wait to pass them out to her friends! 
I loved that I barely spent any money on them, and it only took us a few minutes to put them together! 
 

 

 

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