Recently we threw a birthday party for my daughter Avery and she asked for a very specific theme: Fairies! Sounds simple enough, right?! To honor the birthday girl on her special day, I came up with this adorable project for a DIY fairy wand. Follow the simple instructions below the next time you're in need of a magic fairy wand for your little one.
DIY Fairy Wand
I've made magic wands before and always got creative with how to affix the top of the wand. The same thing happened this time. I debated back and forth, but relied upon my trusty glue gun to get the job done. I know, big shock!
- Wooden Dowel
- ¼" nail
- A tulle pom pom, which only requires the tulle. You can buy these or use my DIY tutorial.
- Glue gun
Homemade Fairy Wand Directions
Step 1: I gently hammered in my ¼" nail into the top of the dowel so that the wooden would not splinter. You'll need to let it stick up a bit so that you can attach the ribbon and pom pom.
Step 2: Tie your chosen color of ribbon around the space between the nail and the wooden dowel. I wanted the ribbon to give the feel of streamers so I made sure that it was long enough to reach about ¾ the length of the dowel on both sides.
Step 3: In order to create the Tulle Pom Pom for the top, you'll need to check out my quick and easy tutorial on Tulle Pom Poms.
Just know that for one pom pom you'll use about a quarter of the spool of tulle. So the amount of tulle that you purchase will depend upon the number of pom poms you are creating.
Step 4: Attach the pom pom with hot glue. The top of the nail should have enough surface area that you can place a good size glob of glue and then press the pom pom into place. And just like that, you have a DIY Magic Fairy Wand. Enjoy!
My girls have used these magic wands multiple times since the party and the pom poms are still attached. If they come off though, they are easy enough to reattach. Just warm up the hot glue gun and you're in business!
If there's one thing I love, it's planning a party. If you're looking for more ideas for a birthday party, check out this shabby chic princes party idea of my past favorites here. If you're in the midst of planning a party yourself, be sure to check out my past parties. Or if you need some cute food ideas for an upcoming party try these adorable, healthy and simple magic wand fruit kabobs. Also here is great magician who can make your magic theme parties fun, do check him out!
I used your tutorial to make the pompous and have moved on to making the wand for center pieces at my daughters sweet sixteen party. I had already bought wood dowels 1/8 in x 12 in. Do I need larger dowels to use the 1/4 in nail you are referring to? What size dowels did you use?
Well, every fairy needs a gorgeous wand, and these are stunning! Great work!! 🙂
Stopping by from Kitchen Fun & Crafty Friday link party. My friend is having a "Fairy and Gnome" party for her daughter in a few weeks and these would be perfect. They are so adorable. Pinning! Thanks for sharing.