This is what I made for her today:
I do a lot of swaps where we make loaded envelopes which must include a wand. What little girl would not want to play with a wand? Fairy or princess play time!
I started with the base layer. The paper is green and white polka dots. I cut 3 strips 2 x 12 inches. The second layer is green with green polka dots. I cut it into 3 strips 1.5 x 12 inches. I scored each piece at 1/4 inch intervals and fan folded them and adhered the ends together. I hot-glued the layers to a circle of white card stock before gluing them together. Then I decorated the top. I hot-glued buttons, roses, ribbons and "Party" embellishments. I made the wand using an acrylic straw stuffed with a white pipe cleaner. I know a lot of folks use paper straws but when you have little girls playing with them the acrylic holds up much better. My little princesses all play with my wands! ~ Gracie