Make a Fairy Princess Wand

When I was trying to figure out what to make using canning jar lids (for this craft challenge) I looked around my craft room and noticed a pile of paint stir sticks I have been yearning to make something with… That was when I came up with this idea.

Make a Fairy Princess Wand

My granddaughter is just getting to the age where she is getting into watching princesses on television and she even has some princess dress up clothes. I figured she would love this fairy princess wand and she did. The minute she saw it she said, “Grandma, that princess is mys?” (She is 2 ½ and says mys instead of mine.) That alone makes me consider this craft a huge success.

Supplies Needed to Make this Craft:

  • Two Canning Jar Lids
  • Paint Stir Stick
  • Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon
  • Craft Glue

Tools Needed to Make this Craft:

  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors

How to Paint the Stir Sticks

Choose the colors you want your paint stick and canning jar lids to be.  I chose yellow and pink. Paint both sides of the stick. There is no need to paint the top of the stir stick. You only need to paint the top side of each canning jar lid. It may take a few coats to completely cover any writing or pictures on them. Let the paint dry.

Glue Glitter to the Princess Wand

Use your paint brush to spread a layer of Mod Podge on the painted side of each canning jar lid.  Set the lids on a piece of paper and sprinkle them generously with glitter. Let the lids sit until the Mod Podge it dry. Pick up each lid and gently tap it on the paper to knock off any glitter that is not stuck. Once you have done this with both lids you can carefully pour the extra glitter back into the jar.

Seal the Glitter using Mod Podge

Now, use the paint brush once again to spread a layer of Mod Podge over the top of the glitter. This step will help to make sure the glitter stays on the wand and is not sprinkled all over your house. Let the Mod Podge dry completely before you proceed to the next step.

Glue the Ribbon onto the Princess Wand

You will need to cut your ribbon into pieces that are about 12-inches long. There is no need to measure them, they do not all have to be the exact same. I used 14 piece of ribbon, but you can use as many, or as few, as you like. I cut 4 pieces of pink ribbon, 4 pieces of purple, and 6 pieces of yellow.




Flip over your canning jar lids and spread a generous amount of glue near one edge. Stick one end of each ribbon onto the glue. I divided up the colored ribbon evenly between the two lids.

Glue Together the Princess Wand

Once all of the pieces of ribbon are in place, squirt a generous amount of glue over the ends of the ribbon. Sandwich the top of the stir stick between the two canning jar lids. Make sure the ribbons are all sticking out from the top of the wand.

Let the glue dry and the wand is ready to be played with. I hope whomever you make this wand for enjoys it as much as my granddaughter did. Not only would this make a fun gift for a special little girl, it would be a fun craft or decoration for a princess-themed birthday party.

6 comments for “Make a Fairy Princess Wand

  1. 08/17/2013 at 2:27 pm

    That looks like tons of fun to play with!

  2. 08/18/2013 at 4:58 pm

    Oh, this is so fun:@)

  3. Micky
    08/22/2013 at 9:12 pm

    This project is so cute and so imaginative. I can’t wait to see what other canning jar lid crafts you come up with.

  4. 08/25/2013 at 6:57 pm

    This is such a cute idea. My granddaughter, Saydee turns 4 on Sept. 12th. Her mom thought she may throw her a princess party. Wouldn’t this be perfect? Pinning and will be showing it to her. Thanks for sharing with SYC. Now following on g+ and I liked your fb page.
    hugs,
    Jann

  5. 09/04/2013 at 5:46 am

    This is great, such a clever idea and it came out awesome! I am featuring this today on We Made That!

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