Oh we had such fun with this!! (OK I did for sure, but glue, paint and sticks are involved so I'm pretty sure my boy did too!).
Autumn means collecting leaves, conkers and sticks - and we were on a mission on our last walk to collect 'wands' and I must say, we came home with a pretty good haul.
|Preparing our sticks to transform them into wands|
I found putting them in balls of playdoh made for great wand holders whilst waiting for the glue to dry (also works for waiting for the paint to dry at a later stage too).
Once the sticks were preped we got the paint out. I tried various options with the sticks. I loved the coverage of the spray paint, the silver and gold paint covered the sticks very well, but my favourite was covering the wands in glitter glue!
|Painting our wands|
|Our sticks in various forms of transformation to wands|
* We glued some jewellery wire at the top of the wands with a glue dot and threaded it with charms all the way down the wand - following the glue line down to the handle.
* We covered the wand with Modge Podge and sprinkled confetti pieces all down the wand.
* We glued sections of the wand and placed charms on it.
|Adding decorations to our wands|
|Adding ribbon handles to our wands|
|Adding handles to our wands|
|Our completed wand handles|
|Creating Wands with Bostik Glue dots|
|Glitter Glue wand with a sprinkle of confetti|
|Paint sprayed wand with jewellery wire and charms|
|Silver painted wand with red ribbon handle|
So what do you think? I know I wont be looking at sticks in the same way again.
Disclaimer : As part of the Bostik Family Craft Bloggers Network, we received
crafting materials from Bostik and Tots100 for this post.