{Magical Snowflake Faerie Wands ~ Day #6}

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Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold,

everything is softer and more beautiful.

~ Norman Vincent Peale

Snowflake Faerie Wands

Are you dreaming of Sugar Plums? Who wouldn’t have fun creating these magical wands?

Supplies:

Silver Metallic Craft Paint
Snowflakes (Dollar Store)
Matte Gel Medium
Wooden Stars
Ice Resin (optional)
Paint Brush
Dowel Rods
Ribbon
Assorted Paper Whimsy faces
Petite Winged Watches (Alterables from Paper Whimsy)
Silver German Glass Glitter
Silver Glitter Glue/Silver Stickles
Silver Tinsel Garland
Hot Glue Gun

Technique:

(1) Paint wooden stars and Paper Whimsy Alterable in desired color using craft paint.

 

(2) Brush matte gel medium (or other adhesive) on wood stars and sprinkle Silver German glass glitter on each. This may take a few applications in order to get the star covered quite well.

 

(3) If you are using alterables glue pieces together with desired collage image. You can also add ice resin to achieve a glass look for your piece. Place alterable on to Silver German glass wood star using E6000 glue and set aside to dry.

 

(4) Place two different sized snowflakes together using E6000 glue making sure the snowflakes are centered and in alignment. Once the snowflakes have adhered together, add silver wooden star with collage image to center of snowflake using E6000 glue. Set aside and allow time to dry.

 

(5) You may add dabs of silver glitter glue or stickles to the edges of each snowflake if you wish.

 

(6) Paint a small wooden dowel rod with silver metallic craft paint top to bottom (all sides) and set aside to dry on wax paper.

 

(7) Once dowel rod is dry, set in place on the back of the layered snowflake piece using a hot glue gun (or adhesive of your choice) making sure the dowel is pretty well covered with hot glue to hold the dowel in place.

 

(8) Add a small amount of tinsel to the back of the snowflake. This will help hide the hot glue/dowel and give some extra sparkle.

 

(9) Add a Christmas phrase to the bottom of each snowflake (optional) and tie a ribbon at the top of the dowel.

 

Variations:
Skip adding the dowel rod and add a hanger to use on the Christmas tree or as a package accent.

 

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I have compiled all the tutorials from “A Very Vintage Christmas” into one easy to follow PDF file and it is available in my shop for instant download on to your computer:
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I am a dabbler. I love to create using all sorts of mediums...pattern papers, stamping, fabric, assemblage, collage, altered art, a never ending smattering of whatever strikes my fancy in whimsical moments. I find creating allows my soul to be fulfilled and love to spend hours in the studio.

Comments

  1. Hello Nancy, sorry I haven’t been over to visit for awhile, have let my blogging go and now it’s almost Christmas again!! So kind of you to share all these wonderful treasures for us to make. Have just had a lovely time browsing and deciding which ones I’ll have time to make. Hope all’s well in your part of the world. Hugs Robyn xx

    • Now i don’t feel so badly.
      I’ve let MY blogging go – have about 10 or 11 ready to post but just can’t seem to feel the need. Oh, i know, if i blogged consistently i’d have, say, 3,000 followers. But, having let it go i’m down to lurkers. lol

  2. These are so pretty….such a lovely idea.

  3. these are so delightful and just magical Nancy!

  4. Magical is the right word indeed, they’re sweet and beautiful! So clever too. Thank you dear, hugs

  5. Nancy these are lovely. So thoughtful of you to share all your creativity with all of us. Hugs

  6. Nancy, these are the most lovely snowflake wands! Love the sweet faces in that fabby mini winging pocket watch! Look how pretty you tied those bows. I am totally a bow challenged fool! Happy Friday! Hugs!

  7. How can it be Day 6 already?!? Please use one of your magical wands and slow things down.

  8. How sweet!! I can’t believe it’s day 6 already either… I’m really enjoying these tutorials! Thanks Nancy! :)

  9. Another delightful design, I’ve already thought of several places to add little wands. I have a special wine bottle, someone drilled a hole in the bottom and put lights inside and I change the topper quite frequently. The sparkle here would be adorable. What fun your week of inspirations has been. THANKS SO MUCH.

  10. Your Dollar Stores are treasure troves (we have Pound shops but certainly the one we have doesn’t have such rich pickings).
    Always love the way you always incorporate the sweetest of faces into your creations.
    Wishes
    Lynne

  11. These are so magical! I love them! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Thanks again for offering such beautiful projects!
    XO Hugs from me! Linda

  12. Theese are so amazing dear Nancy,-
    Beautiful with all the layers of white and silver,-and the sweet faces,-
    you have the most wonderful ideas, -I love your faerie wands, and the magic they promise !!
    Love and hugs,
    Dorthe

  13. Barbara S. says:

    Winter Magic! These wands are so sweet. Thank you for yet another design full of whimsy and sparkle.

    Barbara

  14. Magical winter beauty of yours! xo

  15. These are an absolute delight, Nancy!

    :)

  16. Magic is exactly right. Sweet magic.

  17. Magical indeed, they are lovely Nancy. Thanks so much, Deb

  18. Wonderful – now I just need to get to The Dollar Store for some of those snowflakes!

  19. Everyone needs a faere wand!

  20. Oh what fun to make sparkly wands tonight! Oh so, so lovely!

  21. fantastic

  22. I have a bunch of these in a box downstairs – now I know what to do with them!

  23. Those are so lovely!

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