How to Make a DIY Fairy Wand With Pony Beads

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Learn how to make a dazzling DIY fairy wand from plastic pony beads! These kids’ fairy wands make great gifts, party favors, and pretend play accessories!

Fairy Wands With Melted Pony Beads

Do you have a little fairy in the house just pining for some fairy wands to love? These easy DIY fairy wands were a big hit with my girls and their friends and are also great for parties!

Fairy Wands With Melted Pony Beads

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How to Make a DIY Fairy Wand with Pony Beads

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MATERIALS

INSTRUCTIONS

Fairy Wands With Melted Pony Beads - star cookie cutter with beads

Step #1. Fill cookie cutters with beads

First place cookie cutters on a foil-covered baking sheet and fill the star with the pony beads of your choice.

Step #3. Melt the Beads

Cook for 5-10 minutes at 400-450 degrees F (200-230 C). I used an electric grill but a toaster oven outside works well also. The time will vary depending on the size of the stars and the temperature. I set my timer for 5 minutes and then checked it frequently after that.

Note: The fumes from melting plastic are not good to breathe, which is why we do the melting step on the grill outside. If you decide to do this inside, make sure to ventilate properly.

Fairy Wands With Melted Pony Beads - star cookie cutter

Step #3. Remove from cookie cutters

Next, remove the tray when the beads are completely melted and flat (ideally). Be careful not to allow it to get too hot and start to bubble. Allow the stars to cool completely then pop the stars out of the cookie cutters.

Fairy Wands With Melted Pony Beads - glue dowel to star

Step #4. Glue dowel to star

Then, use a hot glue gun to attach the wooden dowels to the backs of the stars. You could also tie a ribbon to each wooden dowel as well.

Fairy Wands With Melted Pony Beads - pick jewels

Step #5. Pick Jewels

 Now let your kids sort the jewels by color. :) (I decided to add a little extra bling with some acrylic “jewels”. Daphne and Maia went gaga over the jewels and took over this step completely.)

Fairy Wands With Melted Pony Beads - colorful jewels

Choose the ideal jewel for the center of each fairy wand.

Fairy Wands With Melted Pony Beads - place jewel on star wand

Step #6. Glue jewel on wands

Place a jewel in the center of each fairy wand.

Fairy Wands With Melted Pony Beads - glue jewels on wand

And glue the acrylic jewels to the center of the star wands with a hot glue gun. (I did this step.) Now admire your lovely new handmade fairy wands!

Fairy Wands With Melted Pony Beads - birthday party favors

Maia passed the wands out at the end of Daphne’s party.

Fairy Wands With Melted Pony Beads - birthday party favors

Each princess and fairy left the birthday party with a crown they decorated (similar to these flower crowns but with jewels and glitter) and a colorful DIY fairy wand.

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  • Reply
    Jenn Baker in SC
    September 18, 2013 at 10:54 am

    These are awesome!

  • Reply
    earleyml
    September 18, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    So cute! You could even add some ribbon to them. I’ll have to remember this for later in the spring when the girls have a prince/princess day at daycare. Maybe I’ll make a few extra for their classes.
    Oh I mentioned in another post about buying pony beans with coupons. I got 2 1lb bags for $5.99. I thought that was a pretty good deal. Now we are all stocked up for making cool projects. Going to start our pumpkin one tonight. YAY!

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    Sarah m
    September 18, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    These are just perfect for this type of party–what a great idea for a fun project for (cool) party favors. She looks like such a little birthday queen!
    Sarah M

  • Reply
    gidgets bookworms
    September 18, 2013 at 11:51 am

    so much fun and so affordable also!
    Happy birthday, can’t believe she is 4 in a few years she is going to be a kindergartener! Wow where does the time go.

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    behindtheolivetree
    September 18, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Glad the cookie cutters worked out for you! We’ve been having so much fun with our cookie cutter suncatchers.

  • Reply
    Nancy
    September 19, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Happy Birthday Daphne! It looks like you had a very special day. It also looks like Mom is having a lot of fun with this technique. Are Christmas tree decorations up next?

  • Reply
    Jean Van't Hul
    September 19, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Thanks, Jenn!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    September 19, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Exactly!!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    September 19, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Great! I usually get them on sale or with coupons as well.
    Also, I like the idea of adding ribbons to the wands! Thanks!

  • Reply
    Jean Van't Hul
    September 19, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks, Sarah!

  • Reply
    Jean Van't Hul
    September 19, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Yes, we’ve made quite a few cookie cutter suncatchers now — it works great, doesn’t it?

  • Reply
    Jean Van't Hul
    September 19, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Yep! We made some Christmas tree decorations last year (with cookie cutters) and will make some more this year! :)

  • Reply
    Mandy Judge
    September 28, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Wow this is Brill, can’t wait to have a go!! Do I have to buy special Beads? Mandy U.K

  • Reply
    Kel
    February 2, 2014 at 12:39 am

    These are amazing! Have you tried to swirl the plastic while it’s still hot to create even more patterns? I might have to try this once the weather gets warmer, not sure what below zero temps would do…

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    Katy
    May 20, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Love it … I wish I had a little girl :) I just sent it as an idea for a friends fairy themed birthday party!

  • Reply
    Angela @CreatifulKids
    May 21, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    So beautiful!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    June 21, 2014 at 9:16 am

    I love how adorable these are! I shared them on Facebook the other day and everyone loved them! https://www.facebook.com/CraftsbyAmanda/photos/a.353593675216.349539.323548680216/10154284794900217/?type=1

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