Friday, September 25, 2015


I have just finished making some magic wands!  First, I made my 3 year old grand-daughter some fairy wands.  I looked at several Pinterest boards first.  I modeled most of my design after the one found on this blog.  I first bought several "cooking chopsticks" from Amazon.  Cooking chopsticks are longer (18") and are the perfect shape and length for wands!  I painted one of the wands pink and one blue then I sprayed them with Krylon glitter blast for effect.  I cut several different kinds of ribbons all the same length.  I wanted the ribbons to be long and flowing.  I used washi tape to secure the ribbons to the chopsticks and then painted a bit of Mod Podge on top for durability.  Here is how they turned out:

I think she will LOVE them!

Next, I got to work on some for her older sister who is 9.  She is a Harry Potter fan, so I again turned to Pinterest for ideas and it did not disappoint!  Almost all of the pins I found suggested using the same "cooking chopsticks" and hot glue to make the designs on the wands.  Here is an example.  Basically, I used hot glue to make designs - on one of them, I used some seed beads for more texture.  I deliberately made each one different.  I then painted them with brown paint, let them dry, then went over that with stain.  When the stain was dry, I painted gold and teal accents on them for fun.  I think she will love them.  Here is how they turned out:

I had a lot of fun creating these wands for my grandkids and it was pretty easy too.  I hope they have just as much fun pretending .... too bad the wands aren't real!