I do hope some of you give this tutorial a try. It's a really fun project to share with your little people. They can easily stuff, paint and tie on ribbons. Lots of fun!Materials and Tools:
- Two completed Tangled Happy Stars. Find the pattern here.
- Embroidery Floss. This step is optional. I used 3 pieces of embroidery floss about 24 inches long; tie a knot in the bottom of the string; tread your tapestry needle; do a back stitch around the inside swirl of the star; tie your beginning tail and end tail together and trim. Repeat with second star.
- Crochet Hook 4.25mm, Tapestry Needle, Scissors, & Hot Glue Gun.
- Wooden Dowel, Acrylic Paint, & Paint Brush.
- Ribbons & Stuffing.
Step 2: With your tail sc around the opening. Do a second round decreasing each st at you go. Do a third round of sc. Leaving a space just big enough to slip in your dowel. Tie off. Tuck in tail.
Step 3: Slip your painted dowel into the opening of the star about 3/4 of the way up. Hot glue and squeeze the opening of the star around the dowel.
Step 4: Tie on your ribbons using a double knot. Secure with hot glue. Done!
I also wanted to share with you the inspiration behind these Tangled Happy Wands. In December my friend Dori at The Dreaming Bear did a giveaway and one of the items was a painted "play" magic wand. I was sitting and admired it and "POOF" an idea was born. Tangled Happy Wands! Dori is truly an artist and I love her work! You must take a look at her Etsy Shop. She just added some of her wonderfully colorful paintings. I really, really want one! Perfect for my little creative corner.