So, this year for Christmas, we are COMPLETELY broke.....Can I just tell you, I have REALLY had the time of my life coming up with Christmas for free! What a scream! I can't get enough of this - I am amazed at how easy it is to come up with really great gifts from things I already have around the house! Thomas offered to spend a little money if I needed it, but I am having so much fun seeing if I can actually do it with NO money at all! The trick is to stay away from the stores and the cute Christmas things that tempt me.
I will be posting all of our gifts as I crank them out. Wish me luck!
I made these butterfly wands yesterday. I got the idea from: http://thegreenbeanscrafterole.blogspot.com/2010/07/flitter-flutter.html
I used the Cricut Serenade cartridge to cut out 2 butterflies per wand. I cut them out at 3" and scored them along the body of the butterfly so the wings would bend out a little. You could even try curling the wings if you wanted to.
Walmart sells dowels in packages that are under a dollar (o: I had some on hand and glued a butterfly to the front and a butterfly to the back top with tacky glue. I believe glue dots would work as well.
If I couldn't find dowels, I would use strait sticks from our tree or anything I had around that would work for a wand.
I painted designs on them with a small paintbrush and some glue. Add a little glitter and voila! Perfect fairy princess wands for FREE!
The picture doesn't do the glitter justice. I have the SPARKLIEST glitter ever.....sigh. Sparkles make my heart sing!