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DIY Princess Wands Tutorial

August 4, 2014

The big princess party is getting closer and I just finished up all of the favors for the kiddos.  I made fun bags that I will share soon – but first I want to share the princess wands that I made for the princesses!  And I wanted to share how I made them with you!

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Here is what you will need to make your own princess wand!

princess wand materials

Materials Needed:

  • Glitter Tulle – 6″ wide roll
  • 1/4″ ribbon
  • felt
  • wooden skewers
  • sequins/buttons for embellishment
  • glue gun
  • double stick tape (not pictured)
  • sewing machine (not pictured)
  • circle template (optional)

From the tulle – cut a 15-20″ length of tulle.  From the felt – cut 2 – 2″ circles.

materials cut out

A circle template comes in very handy for the cutting the circles.  I highly recommend getting one!

cut out felt circles template

Step 1:  Cover skewer with ribbon

Wrap a length of double stick tape around the skewer lengthwise.

wrap skewer with double stick tape

Starting at the blunt end of the skewer, wrap the ribbon around the skewer making sure to cover the stick completely.

wrap ribbon around stick

Hold the ribbon tight as you wrap it around the skewer.  Stop the ribbon about 1-2″ from the point.  Clip off the point for safety.

clip off pointy end

Step 2:  Ruffle the tulle

Fold the tulle in half widthwise – so the piece is now 3″ x 15-20″.

fold tulle in half

Crank up the tension on your sewing machine and set the stitch to a long basting stitch.  Sew a basting stitch about 3/8″ from the top of the open side.  Do not sew on the folded edge.  If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can sew a basting stitch by hand (a long running stitch) and pull tight to gather the tulle.

ruffle tulle with machine

The tulle should ruffle up in a sort of circle.

tulle ruffled in circle

Step 3:  Glue the wand together.

Heat up your hot glue gun.  When its nice and hot, put a bead of glue on the edges of one of the felt circles.  No hot glue gun?  Fabric glue (like Fabric-Tac) would work as well.

apply hot glue to one felt circle

Overlap the ends of the tulle circle.  If the tulle circle is not tight enough – pull on the bobbin threads to tighten up the circle.  Place the glued up felt circle on the middle of the tulle circle, making sure all of the inside edge is covered.

glue felt circle to tulle circle

When you turn the tulle circle over, it should look like this.

other side of tulle felt circle

Put a line of glue in the middle of the tulle side of the pouf.  Put the ribbon wrapped skewer in the middle of the pouf, into your line of glue to secure.

glue skewer to other side

Run a line of glue around the 2nd felt circle. Place that circle on top of the pouf and skewer – lining it up with the first felt circle.

glue 2nd felt circle to other side

Push down on the circle making sure the glue adheres.

press down to secure

Step 4:  Embellishments!

Time to make the wand extra sparkly!  Run a line of glue around the edge of the felt circle on one side of the wand, lay the sequins into the glue all the way around the circle.  Repeat on the other side.

glue sequins around edge of felt circle

For the final touch, add a drop of glue in the middle of one side of the wand and add a sparkly button or jewel.

glue star to middle of one side

Now your princess wand is complete!

final wands

Perfect for princess party favors or just for dress up/imaginary play time!

finished wands

Thanks for letting me share these fun Princess Wands!  I think Miss O and her friends will love them!  Check back for more fun party sneak peeks and finally the big party itself!!  I can’t believe she is going to be 5!

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