Felt Star Wands

My little Leah is turning two next week!  TWO!  I can’t believe it’s been two years already!  She’s already started to show it though… that magical two-year-old transformation, where they go from being your sweet, agreeable toddler to a tantrum-throwing, picky-eating, terrible two-year-old. :(  On the plus side, she’s never been more fun!  We’ve discovered that she loves to sing.  Her favorite songs?  ABCs and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, of course! (Yes, I know, those are really just the same song with different words).  So anyway, this year we’re having a Twinkle Twinkle Little Star birthday party.  And you know I always like to do handmade party favors, so the cousins will be going home with some cute felt star wands.  The girl cousins anyway… haven’t really figured out what to give the boys yet.  I don’t think Evan would be happy with a wand.

I cut the felt with my Silhouette CAMEO, but that’s totally not necessary.  I just love the amount of time it saves me.  I’ve made two videos on how to cut felt with your Silhouette that you can find here and here.  You can download that pattern or cut file here.  Just download the PDF if you want to use scissors.

This wand has three layers of felt.  One for the back, and two for the front.  Just lay all of the pieces on top of each other and stitch around the outer edge with a running stitch.  I used all six strands of embroidery floss for these.  Make sure to leave an opening in the bottom big enough for the wooden dowel to fit through.

Cut some 5/16″ dowels down to 18″ long.  Wrap them in ribbon, securing with a hot glue gun as you go.  I thought that using a wider ribbon would make the process easier and use less ribbon, but I was wrong.  It still worked, but I would probably go with 3/4″ wide ribbon next time.

Cut 1/4″ ribbon into 16″ lengths and hot glue them to the top of the dowels.  I did 5-6 ribbons for each wand, but you could do less if you had to make a lot and wanted to save money.

Push the top of the dowel through the bottom of the star, all the way to the top.  Open up the bottom of the star and put a little bit of hot glue in there to secure it.  There you go!  Now here’s hoping that this isn’t the only star-themed item at the party…I’ve got a bit more planning to do!

And now get ready because the lovely ladies in my Silhouette Challenge group have been hard at work creating 44 AMAZING fabric projects for your Silhouette!  Seriously, I am so excited to check all of these projects out!  Great job everyone!

  1. No-Sew Valentine’s Day Pillows by A Tossed Salad Life
  2. No-Sew Interchangeable Fabric Bunting by unOriginal Mom
  3. Monogrammed Burlap Garden Flag by The Turquoise Home
  4. Crawl, Walk, Bike by It’s Always Craft Time
  5. Freezer Paper Stenciled Tote Bags by Weekend Craft
  6. DIY Bleach Spray Shirt by Practically Functional
  7. Stenciling Sherlock by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
  8. Felt Star Wands by Cutesy Crafts
  9. Yoda Kid’s T-Shirt by Architecture of a Mom
  10. Mark Your Territory- Dog Flags by Black and White Obsession
  11. Nautical Pillows by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
  12. Big Sister Gift & Silhouette Cut File by Creative Ramblings
  13. Nerdy Baby Onesies + Free Cut File by Essentially Eclectic
  14. Easy Easter Bunny Onesie – Silhouette Cameo Craft by Adventures in All Things Food & Family
  15. Fabric Envelopes for LEARNING LETTERS! (& cut file) by From Wine to Whine
  16. “Good Morning, Sunshine!” Memo Board by Tried & True
  17. Hearts-A-Lot Burlap Pillow Cover by My Paper Craze
  18. Baby Quilt by Dragonfly & Lily Pads
  19. Surprise Holiday Banner by Whats Next Ma
  20. “Team Betty” Tote Bag by The Thinking Closet
  21. DIY Sock Minion by Create it. Go!
  22. Pretty Up Some Organza Bags by Getsilvered
  23. Easy Heart Appliqued Onsies by Create & Babble
  24. Bleach Pen Gel & Freezer Paper Stencils Made with the Silhouette Machine by Bringing Creativity 2 Life
  25. Valentines Baby Onesie & Boy’s Shirt + Free Cut Files by The Frill of Life
  26. Valentine’s OWL Always Love You T-shirt by My Favorite Finds
  27. DIY Screen Printed Curtains by Chicken Scratch NY
  28. Fabric Painted Quilted Wall Hanging by Terri Johnson Creates
  29. Glitter Iron-On Top by Simply Kelly Designs
  30. DIY Monogrammed T-shirts with Silhouette Heat Transfer Material by Pitter and Glink
  31. Birthday Challenge by Fadville
  32. Machine Applique with SIlhouette Cameo by The Sensory Emporium
  33. Fabric Applique Valentine’s Day T-Shirt by DailyDwelling
  34. “Cute as Cupid” shirt by crafts, cakes, and cats
  35. Sew Cute Applique by Life After Laundry
  36. Rhino Onesie by It Happens in a Blink
  37. Upcycled Birchbox Cameo Accesory Organizer by Cupcakes&Crowbars
  38. Customizing textiles with Heat Transfer Vinyl (working title) by feto soap
  39. Easy Fabric Art by McCall Manor
  40. Lady Bug Tote Bag with Silhouette Rhinestones by Ginger Snap Crafts
  41. Mommy and Em’s Coordinated Aprons by TitiCrafty
  42. Canvas sketch project and a share by Clever Someday
  43. Foxy Lady Pajamas by Mabey She Made It
  44. Teddy Bear by Work in Progress
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29 Responses to Felt Star Wands

  1. I have a little princess that would love these wands! Thank you for sharing this idea. I’m pinning so I can make them for my daughter.

  2. GetSilvered says:

    Jessica, these stars are lovely. I’m sure the kids at the party will love these!
    You got such a lovely clean cut through the felt with your machine too. Great project!

  3. Such a cute project! I love how you can cut felt on the Silhouette. Thanks for the cut file.

  4. I love that you are having a twinkle little star birthday party, how original!! And as a Mom to a 2 1/2 year old I can totally relate to the change.. I think you’ll survive just fine :) But seriously, your wands are adorable!! Nice job!!

  5. oscaralley says:

    Oh my Jessica! These are so pretty. What a great job you do with felt. I am going to read in detail and do the project at the same time so that I can get this done. I think I also pinned you “experiment” with felt. Great Job!

  6. Bethany says:

    So cute! Those wands are adorable! I would have loved that when I was a kid, even older than two!

  7. kukafera says:

    Hi Jessica!
    I’m stopping by from “Take a look Tuesday”!
    You have given me a fantastic idea with these wands! My daughter turns 2 next month and they could be a nice party favor for my nieces too!! (I also have to figure out what to do for my nephew…)
    Thanks for sharing it!
    Hugs from Spain!
    Ingrid

  8. Tori Grant says:

    Awh! This is such a super cute little wand!! I love the star and your stitching. So adorable!

  9. Super super cute! I love them!

  10. Kelley says:

    Genius! Quick and easy for a little girl gift!

  11. These are so pretty…I love the pink and blue together! And the stitching is such a great touch. I may have to make a few of these to add to our dress-up stash (not that Addy is old enough for that quite yet, but I am preparing for it!).

  12. Jessica, I really really really like these. They make me want to be a little girl again, so that I can twirl around and play pretend fairy. Oh wait, I never did that as a little girl. Nevermind, they make me want to be a little girl again so that I *can* do that. :D

  13. Great colors, fit for a princess!

  14. Laura says:

    Beautiful!! I just requested access to the google doc. Could you let me access the pdf please? Thanks!

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