Princess Tutorials Part 2 ~ The Wand

Princess Tutorials Part 2

It has taken me a bit of time to get the next instalment written but it is finally here!

The Wand

Materials

  • Piece of dowel
  • felt (2 colours)
  • ribbon
  • needle & thread
  • glue
  • embroidery thread & needle
  • paper & pencil

For the wand you really could make it any shape you want, I picked a heart.  I just drew a heart and cut it out. (This is where you use your paper and pencil to make your pattern).  If you are going for a more perfect shape there are any number of shapes you could download for a pattern.  Once you have your shape pin it on to your felt. You are going to need to make 2 identical hearts.  So obviously you’ll need to repeat this step.

Set aside your first two hearts and then using your first pattern draw a second one which is smaller. Here you can see the second pattern on top of the original hearts. 

Using a second colour cut out two more hearts.  You should now have four hearts which are two different sizes and colour.  Pin the two different sized hearts  together and then do a running stitch around the hearts with the embroidery thread.

Next attach a felt flower to the middle of your hearts.  You can see how to make a felt flower here.

Now that you have two hearts each with flowers in the middle you are going to want to attach them to the wand.  The wand is simply a piece of wooden dowel, you can pick up dowel at a craft store or a hardware store.  If you have no way of cutting your own dowel, then pick it up at a building supply hardware store as they will be able to cut it to size for you.  How long you want to make it is really up to you; if it is for a little princess you’ll want it shorter and for a taller princess longer. I’d make at least a foot and a half.  Now I apologise, I am missing a few pictures so I will do my best to explain this last process well.

Next I took the ribbon I had and cut it in long lengths as I was going to tie them to the top of the dowel in a simple knot and wanted to have each end of the knot to have a long flowing ribbon.I cut the ribbons in to four long pieces so I ended up with eight pieces hanging down once I made the knot.  I then placed the two hearts over top of the knot on the dowel.  (The top of the dowel was about where the bottom of the flower started)   I used a dab of glue to hold the knot in place and then some more glue to glue the hearts together but NOT along the edges.  Once the glue was dried I made a blanket stitch around the hearts holding them together.

Now your wand is ready for your princess to play!First Princess Tutorial Post Felt Flower

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