Even though the movie FROZEN came out over a year ago, my children are both still obsessed. And to be honest, so am I! I love the music and it is just a beautiful movie with a lovely overarching theme of sisterly and family love, it’s so sweet. And who doesn’t love Olaf!? Cutest snowman ever! Because my children love FROZEN and they love to dress up like characters and pretend, I decided to make my daughter a pretty Elsa inspired DIY wand to go with her dress-ups! And we just love how it turned out!
- Wooden Dowel Rods, 1/4″ x 12″
- Snowflake Ornament
- Extra Fine Craft Glitter, Light Blue
- Ribbon, 1/4″, Light Blue
- Mod Podge
- Foam Brush
- Hot Glue Gun, Low Temp Preferred
- Hot Glue Sticks
- Fabric and Regular Scissors
I began by taking my snowflake ornaments out of the package and cutting the clear plastic strings off of them. Then I laid them down on a piece of wax paper, brushed a thick layer of Mod Podge onto the front of them and sprinkled them generously with glitter! (You can never have too much glitter!)
While the blue glitter snowflakes were drying, I cut three pieces of blue ribbon from my spool about about 16″ long or so. No need to be exact with this measurement, you can make these longer or shorter, it is completely up to you! Just know that however long you want the ribbons to hang, you need to double that length because you will glue them onto the dowel at the half way point.
If you would like to keep the glitter secured to the snowflake and not all over your couch, apply a second coat of mod podge over the glitter and let it dry completely. You may still have some glitter fall off over time, but this will help immensely.
Then I used my hot glue gun to glue with middle of each piece of ribbon to the top of the dowel one layer at a time.
Aren’t they just the cutest!? I know a few princesses that would be happy to play with a DIY wand, do you?
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Ashley is an interior designer turned DIY / Craft Blogger located in the Indianapolis area. Her passion for interior design grew into a love of creating and one day she just decided to start blogging about it, at Simply Designing! Ashley loves power tools and her hot glue gun, but her sewing machine slightly scares her. She loves life, finds joy in the simple things, and is a firm believer that a good cup of hot chocolate or ice cream cures most things.