Monday, October 4, 2010

Shabby Witch's Wand

Hannah's Halloween Costume would not be complete without a magic wand, now would it?

She is going to be the cutest witch around when I'm through with her!

Supplies Needed

1 yard each of 5-7 ribbons
1 Wooden Dowel
Black Paint
Hot Glue

Step 1: Cut your wooden dowel to the size you prefer. This dowel is about 18"

Step 2: Paint your dowel black

Step 3: curl your ribbon. (also known as "korking") You can find tutorials everywhere, just google how to make a "korker bow" I korked some of my ribbon and left some of it straight.

Step 4: Lay a straight ribbon across horizontally, this will be used to tie all your ribbons together

Step 5: Arrange your ribbons in a pattern that you like

Step 6: Tie your base ribbon around all the ribbons and tie in a double knot. I made two different bundles of ribbon. So that my wand would be fuller.

Step 7: Tie your two bundles together with another base ribbon

Step 8: Time to glue your dowel onto your ribbon. Place some hot glue right int the center.

Step 9: Place your dowel onto the hot glue and hold until set. I also tied my base ribbon around the dowel after I glued make it more secure. MAKE SURE YOU DO THIS!

Now you have a magical witch's wand!

Hannah has been playing with it all afternoon and saying "abra cadabra!"

She can't wait to use it for Halloween!


Tasha said...

That is so cute!

Erin said...

Ok, that is seriously TOO ADORABLE!!! Oh and the wand it too! ;)

Anonymous said...

That also makes for a cute hair bow if you made it on a smaller scale!
Katie said...

I love it! All that ribbon is fantastic! Thanks so much for the great idea, I'll be linking.

Theresa said...

OOOOHHH I LOVE your wand!! I made a witch tutu for my daughter...this will be the perfect addition! Thanks for the inspiration!
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