This year for Halloween I happened to make my nieces their fairy princess costumes. No fairy princess is complete without their wand, however. I decided to make them some matching wands using some of the extra tulle I had, and figured I’d share how I did it with you.
- Wooden Dowel
- Embroidery Thread
- Ribbon and other trims
- Hot Glue
1. First you want to cut the tulle . For one wand I used the tulle from a spool that is 6 inches wide and cut it into 5 inch strips. I cut 16 of these. For the other wand I just used regular tulle from a bolt and cut it into rectangles that were 6 inches by 4 inches so it would make a smaller tulle puff. If you want a fuller puff, cut more rectangles. The more you have, the fuller it will be.
2. Divide the tulle into 2 piles. I had some white shimmer tulle that I added in randomly between the layers of pink tulle. Then to make it easier to separate and poof the tulle later on, I went ahead and cut these piles in half on the 6 inch side, so they became 5 inches by 3 inches. I left them laying side by side, instead of stacking them on top of each other, so the piles still looked the same.
3. Then using some embroidery thread, I wrapped it around the middle of the tulle and tied it tight so it looks like a couple of bows. Make sure you tie the opposite side of what you cut, otherwise the pieces of tulle will just fall out or look funny.
4. Lay one “bow” on top of the other so it looks like one big circle. Using the ends of the embroidery thread, tie the second bow onto the first.
5. Go through and separate all the layers of tulle and mold it so it looks like one big puff ball.
6. Next, I took a wooden dowel and hot glued the end into the bottom of the puff ball.
7. Then I took some sequins and ribbon and beads that I had in my stash (you can use pretty much anything you want here) and hot glued those to the dowel and the bottom of the puff.
8. Last, I went through and wrapped the dowel with some ribbon, gluing the ends so it would stay on.
That’s it! They are really simple to make, but still really fun. My daughter saw them and decided she had to have a “pretty pretty princess” wand too.
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