Wand Cards Part 3: Let's Make Them Sparkly!

The final post of my mini-series on making Wands for your Cards.

The series covers three different stages ...
1. How to make a basic wand.
2. How to adapt this quickly & simply to add to a greetings card, and make it interactive too, so that the wand can be taken off and played with.
3. Share some ideas for making them even prettier and more sparkly.

Today then, as Part Three, I'm going to share a few ideas for trimming them up!

I decorated all my Wands in the following order ...
1. Decorate the stick.
2. Secure it to the Topper.
3. Tie on the Charms & Ribbons.


Stick: Inked lighted with White Ink
Star: Cream Glitter card decorated with cream Sequins
Charms: Ivory Cotton Crochet Thread, threaded with Mini White Glitter Pom Poms
Pale Pink 5mm Satin Ribbon

To make the Pom Pom Charms ...
1. Cut three lengths (approx 10cm, 12cm & 14cm) of cotton & thread one Pom Pom onto each of the ends with a needle. 
2. Tie a knot beneath each one to keep it in place.
3. Place the 3 lengths together, wrap around your stick & tie firmly in place.


Stick: Left as is
Star: Cream Glitter card decorated with pink/cream holographic Sequins
Charms: Lengths of silver & gold metallic thread (between 10 - 12 cm)
The charms are taped, at the same time as the stick, to the reverse of the front Star Topper.
When the back Star Topper is applied, they are then very neatly sandwiched between the two.


Stick: Silver Glitter Border Sticker
Add PVA Adhesive down the length of your stick. Wrap the sticker around. And add a little more adhesive to secure each end.

Star: Silver Glitter Card
Charms: Silver Metallic Crochet Thread, with Mini Silver Stars

To make the Charms ...
1. Cut three lengths (approx 12cm, 14cm & 16cm) of thread.
2. Using PVA Adhesive, sandwich the each of the ends of the threads between 2 stars.
3. Place the 3 lengths together, wrap around your stick & tie firmly in place.


Stick: Silver Craft Foil
Add PVA Adhesive down the length of your stick. Wrap the foil around. And add a little more adhesive to secure each end.
Glitter Border Sticker
There are 2, stuck together, wrapped loosely around the Stick & secured using PVA Adhesive at each end.

Star: Silver Glitter Card
Charms: Silver Mini Bell, threaded onto Silver Metallic Cord & lengths of Metallic Thread
The Charms are both taped, at the same time as the stick, to the reverse of the front Star Topper., so sandwiched between the front & back stars.


Stick: Chunky Glitter at the Top only
Add some PVA Adhesive around the top of the stick, & roll it in your Glitter.

Star: White Card covered in Chunky Silver Glitter
Charms: Metallic Thread & Mini Silver Bells

To make the Little Bell Charm ...
1. Cut a 16cm length of cotton & thread 2 little bells onto one end. 
2. Tie a knot beneath them to keep them in place.
3. Wrap around your stick & tie firmly in place.


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Love Liz xx

Credits
Star Die: Papertrey Ink.

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