A big THANK YOU to Pottery Barn Kids for sponsoring today’s post, DIY Magical Fairy Wands with Pottery Barn Kids!
<GASP!> was the first thing I heard when my computer screen opened up the Pottery Barn Kids Halloween Costumes page. My daughter was so excited trying to pick her favorite one. Naturally, being the girly girl that she is, she wanted EVERY fairy costume that she saw. I told her that if she picked a favorite, we could make a magic wand together to go with a costume. When I asked her which one she liked best she said, “The Mermaid one! No! The butterfly fairy! No wait! THAT one!” She couldn’t decide.
Since my daughter couldn’t decide on a favorite, we marched upstairs to the craft room and raided the storage bins to get inspired to make our own DIY Halloween costume accessories. We decided on making not one, but four wands!
Here are the materials we used:
- Ribbon (in different colors and textures)
- Wooden Dowels
- Embellishments: Craft flowers, butterflies, shells
- Craft paint
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Needle and thread
- Foam paint brushes
For all four wands that we made, we used these wooden dowels that I had left over. They are sturdier than BBQ skewers. Another option is to raid your kitchen drawers and use wooden chopsticks from those nights of Chinese takeout!
First, we picked paint colors to match a few of the fairy costumes and painted the dowels with a foam paint brush. Acrylic craft paint works well, because it dries in seconds.
Mia wanted to make a mermaid wand first. Here is the Pottery Barn kids Halloween costume that inspired us.
I made a felt flower by cutting out petal shapes and sewing them together with a needle and thread.
We picked out some ribbon in varying textures and thicknesses. For all four wands, I cut out felt circles to glue to the back of each wand to hide the dowel and the ribbon.
We glued it all together with hot glue and embellished the front with a shell (I stole this one from some vase filler in my bathroom!).
Next we made a pink heart wand inspired by this pink unicorn costume.
We cut out two felt hearts and added iridescent curling ribbon and pearl ribbon.
We were on a roll and having so much fun we decided to make this white wand with a craft flower to go with the Swan Fairy Costume.
And finally we made this butterfly wand to go with the Butterfly Fairy costume.
Making these DIY Magical Fairy Wands was such a fun activity to do with Mia. Be sure to check out the rest of Pottery Barn Kids beautifully crafted costumes! Right now, you can also get 20% off plus free shipping on Pottery Barn Kids treat bags online.
Thanks again to Pottery Barn Kids for sponsoring this post! It was such a great opportunity to share my love of crafting with my daughter!