Saturday, August 21, 2010
Flower Girl Wands
They've been a hit so far - she was running around with it, waving it like crazy when she woke up from her nap.
I'm an advocate for fresh flowers but fake flowers are fabulous for things like this -especially when Amara starts dragging it on the floor. And you can make them a week ahead!
1 - 1/4in wood dowel cut in half available at Michaels ($.59)
white spray paint (already had)
glue gun (already had)
14 fake carnations ($.59 ea)
tulle (already had for the wedding)
wedding bells available at Michaels or the Dollar Store ($1.00)
Total Cost: about $6.00 per wand
Remove the carnation heads.
Cut 2 long lengths of both ribbon and tulle. (You can trim them after they're tied on.)
Attach the remaining four to the bottom -covering any green that might show from their stems. Make sure they are firmly attached! They'll get waved around and smashed into things.
When the glue is dry tie on two bells to the tulle. Knot well. Add a dot of glue if needed.
(I'll make sure and post a picture of the girls in their dresses with their wands!)