Sorry but every time I think of magic wands I think of that song. I even know all the words, but my Disney geekiness is a post for another day.
This post is about a craft that I started up this weekend.
Now I have found that my local 99 cent store is an excellent resource. If you haven't been in your local Dollar Store take a little trip and check it out. Besides having some great deals on items that you can use to spiffy up your unique thrifty finds it's also a great source for prototypes. If I have a project idea that I'm not quite sure about I can usually find a substitute object from this mecca of deals that I won't mind trying something out on to see how it looks before I try that technique on a thrifted, one of a kind item.
That's what I did this weekend. I picked up these-
Well I had an idea to use kitchen utensils as magic wands (bibbity bobbity bibbity bobbity...BOO!). Crazy right?
I liked the idea of working in wood as I could do so many different types of treatments to it. I started off with paint, a little glitter, and ribbon.
Here's how it looked after my first step- painting the head.
I decided since I had 8 of these I would do 2 at a time and do a seasonal/ moon phase thing. so this one is my full moon/winter set.
Next I wrapped the handle part in a ribbon. I picked up a bunch of ribbon on sale this weekend at Micheals and this was one that I really liked, even if it did get glitter all over me.