Ginger Snap Crafts: {Blog Swapping} Wednesday

{Blog Swapping} Wednesday

Hi!  I’m Alisa from the blog,
Sweet Peas and
I’m a wife to a wonderful man, mom to 2 adorable little ones, stay at
home mom, crafter {when I can find time}, cook and a newbie
blogger.  While I’ve been crafting & cooking for as long as I can
remember, I’ve just recently started blogging about it.  I’m
seriously loving sharing my crafting ideas and recipes!
My twin sister and I (I’m the one on the left!) both share our craft
tutorials and recipes on our blog.  I hope
you’ll stop by sometime to find some inspiration!
I am SO thrilled and honored to be blog swapping over at
Ginger Snaps Crafts!!!!
Thank you so much, Ginger!!

Princess Wand
We recently went to a story time at our local library and after
reading a book about princesses, it was craft time.  My daughter
made a princess wand out of paper stars, a plastic stick for the
handle, and tinsel.  It was adorable, but lasted all of 10
minutes before it was destroyed!  I don’t know who was more sad,
me or my daughter!  Since that moment, I was on a quest to make
another Princess Wand….but this time more sturdy
and able to withstand a 2 year old!
Here is way I came up with…..
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  • Wood Star (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • Wooden Dowel 5/16” x 12”
  • Ribbon
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush or paint brush
  • Embellishments (if desired)
  • Hot Glue
Start by tracing your star on the back of your desired scrapbook paper.
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Cut out the star, cutting slightly inside your line you traced.
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Using a foam brush or paint brush, brush a layer of Mod Podge on the
wooden star.  Place your scrapbook paper on the wooden
star.  Brush a layer of Mod Podge on top of the scrapbook paper.
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Allow to dry between layers of Mod Podge,
finishing after 3 coats.  Allow to dry.
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While your star is drying, you can start on your dowel &
ribbons.  You could leave your dowel plain….but I am an
overachiever….and can’t leave anything plain & simple!  So, I
covered my dowel with ribbon, adding dots of hot glue frequently to
make sure the ribbon does not slip
when your little one is playing with the wand.
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Cut your ribbon strands that your want to dangle behind the
star.  I purchased sparkly ribbon, but any ribbon scraps would
work as well.  Cut at varying lengths.
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Heat seal all the ribbon ends.
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Hot glue one end of the ribbon to the back of the star.  Glue the
end of your dowel to the back of the star as well.
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In my opinion, everything is BETTER with glitter, so I sprayed a coat
of Krylon Glitter Spray on my star.  This is totally optional,
but made it sparkly and shiny! 
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I also added little jewels to the front of my wand, but you could
really add anything you wanted or leave it plain.

That’s it….I hope your little girl loves
her Princess Wand as much as mine! 
My daughter won’t put it down!! 
Thank you so much Ginger for the opportunity to do a blog swap!
Hop on over to SweetPeas and Bumblebees
for more creative crafts, yummy recipes and so
much more!!!  We love new visitors and followers!


  1. Thanks for hopping by my blog. I am your newest follower.

  2. I love your "crazy" family photo. Very cute!

    I just found your blog through one of the Wednesday blog hops! Have a great rest of the week.

    Amanda @

  3. Love the blog swapping idea, Ginger! Alisa really did an awesome job here and the princess wand turned out so pretty! I just found your blog and I am now following you thanks to Welcome Wednesday blog hop and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog:)
    And don't forget to check our new Blog Tutorial going on today. It's very easy and it would look amazing on your blog:) See you there!
    Happy Wednesday

  4. Thanks for stopping by! Returning the follow...Have a blessed week! Tamara @ God's Perfect Promises

  5. Hey there! I love your blog. I saw you on the blog swap. I love the t-shirt and the wand. Can't wait to see the rest of your site.
    Hope you can stop by

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog - Saving with Brandi

    I am a new follower ;-)

    My 2 year old would love this wand! I will have to try it.

    I am also hosting 2 giveaways currently in case you want to enter - Purex Complete laundry detergent and some VERY cute Fabkins - cute fabric napkins for kids! Perfect for your 2 year old!

    Thanks again for stopping by.

  7. Hi Ginger, thank you for finding and following me, I'm stopping by to return the follow on GFC and Facebook.

    Would love for you to stop back by sometime and link up some of your crafts with us on our Show Off Your Crafty Side blog hop! Here's the link
    Purple Froggie Clay Stuff

    Love your blog!!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!


  8. You make it look so easy! New follower from Wed. hop. I'm hoping to reach 100 followers today. 9 more to go!

  9. Awesome blog! Love the décor. I'm your newest follower :D luv if you follow back!

    cherie girl
    how to be fabulous

  10. Awesome blog! Love the décor. I'm your newest follower :D luv if you follow back!

    cherie girl
    how to be fabulous

  11. Blog swapping that's genius! I found you over at the helicopter mom so I decided to drop in. Lovely piece of internet real estate you've got here!

    My blog is pretty new, but please do drop in when you have time:

  12. Hopped on over to your blog to follow. Hope you'll stop by mine...and if you like, you'll follow me.


  13. Super cute! my niece would love that :)

  14. What a cute idea!! Hello! I am stopping by from the Wednesday Blog Hop! I am your newest follower! I cannot wait to read more. I hope you will stop by and follow me back :)

  15. What an ADORABLE idea! Seriously, I've never thought of making a wand - Love it! Thanks SO much for sharing!

  16. Hi!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Im your newest follower! :)


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