Is there anything more whimsical and wondrous than the thought of your very own fairy wand? These crochet toy DIY fairy wands are easy to make and can be made with leftover fabric and dollar store supplies. They take about an hour to make one, and are so pretty and fun for little girls. Using scrap fabric you can make one for a dollar, or less. These ones are so pretty they could be used for a special flower girl, or make a few for a fairy birthday party.
These wands are perfect as little gifts, I made several of them for my granddaughters and their friends. The girls love them and I find them much safer than the solid wood ones I have seen at craft fairs. I know of one of two rambunctious girls who would cause a bruise or two with the wooden ones.
These DIY crochets fairy wants are done in soft pinks and white, with gold accents. My favorite colours are pink and white, and a with a little bit of sparkle but they would be fun and pretty in any bright coloured supplies you have.
How to Make a DIY Fairy Wand
You will need the following supplies.
Wooden dowel (dollar store)
Gold spray paint (optional)
Crochet cotton (Size 3)
Crochet Hook (Size D)
Paint the Dowel
Bits of leftover fabric
Button, needle, and thread
I found a package of 12 small dowels at the dollar store for doll. They can be left as they are or you can paint them. Spray the dowel with gold metallic paint and set aside to dry.
Star Crochet Pattern
Start by Crocheting the star using crochet cotton. I had size 3 cotton but if you have another size on hand please use it instead, the star will be a little bit different in size, but it won’t affect the pattern.
1st round: Chain 5 and make an ss into the 1st chain to form a loop.
2nd round: Chain 3 and make 2tr’s into loop, 1 ch, (3tr into loop, 1ch) 4 times, ss to top of starting chain.
3rd round: ss into next tr, *(2tr, 1dtr, 3ch, 1dtr, 2tr) into next ch sp, ss into the middle tr of next group of 3*, repeat from * to * 5 times.
Back Loop: Slip stitch in back of star. Chain 12, sl stitch in back of star, ch2, sl st to star, turn, dc to end of row, sl to star forming a loop. Tie off.
Stiffen the star using fabric stiffener and let dry as per the manufacturers instructions.
Make the Tulle or Fabric Flowers
With a few different odds and ends of scrap fabric, you can make an endless variety of these wands. If you don’t have any fabric available check out the dollar store for tulle, it works really well.
To make these flowers cut 10 circles about 1.5 inches wide. Place two cotton circles to form the base. Cover with 8 tulle circles.
Place the button in the middle and sew through all 10 layers and the button. Tie a knot in the back, and reinforce with hot glue. Fluff the tulle, set aside.
Place the dowel through the star’s loop.
Tie a ribbon above and below the loop. Sew the ribbon, crochet loop, second ribbon together.
Sew the flower to the crocheted star. Make sure you sew some of the stitches through to the ribbon.
Reinforce everything with hot glue.
The crocheted star is stiff, but not hard or heavy. If your little one “makes a wish” with it, on someone’s head, the star will crash instead of bruising.,
May all your wishes come true.
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