Thursday, August 6, 2009

I believe in Magic !

One of my all time favorite Disney cartoons (and Disneyland ride ha.. ha...) is Peter Pan. I love everything about Peter Pan. I believe in Magic!

Have I mentioned my nieces 1st birthday is coming up soon and we are doing a Tinkerbell theme party? Yes, a Tinkerbell party! How exciting is that! My mind is just going crazy on all the things we are going to do. I started making these cute Tinkerbell fairy wands as party favors for the little girls. They are turning out great! I just wanted to show you how easy they are to make. You could make them for a party or with your daughters ( I dont think the boys will like this ha..)


Wooden dowels (3/16" X 12")
Wooden Stars ( 3" )
Curling Ribbon ( 2 different colors)
Pixie Dust a.k.a Glitter :)
Acrylic Paints
Foam Brushes
3D Paint ( optional)

1. Paint the wooden dowels and let dry. The curling ribbon spools were perfect to hold the dowels while they dried.

2. While paint is drying, using your foam brush cover the stars with white elmers glue.

3. Sprinkle with pixie dust!

4. Once everything is dry, glue the star at the top of dowel. I glued the dowel approximately an inch behind the star.

5. Cut 4 - 24" pieces of curling ribbon and tie in a knot under the star.
(Please let your children know they are not cookies and they are not too eat! They do look like cookies! ha..ha..)

6. Using your scissors, curl the ribbon.

You could leave the Tinkerbell fairy wand like this or you could add more embellishment. Its up to you. You can also Paint the star instead of gluing glitter. I just love how the glitter looks.

I added dots using 3D paint on the star and glued a Tinkerbell embellishment on the dowel. Really there is so many things you could do. On the left I used purple paint and pink glitter and used the opposite colors on the right. Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did making them. 5 down 10 more to go! :)

P.S. I am thinking of making Peter Pan hats for the boys. What do you think? Ive been looking for patterns on how to make it but found nothing. I might have to come up with something!