Celebrating Summer Solstice: DIY Felt Sun Wand Tutorial
Good Day fellow crafters,
I have to start off by telling you that this was an extremely fun craft for Ava and I to do. I have to be honest and say that I haven’t had a chance to sew in the past few months but turning on that machine and creating something new felt soooooo good! With this series, the sun has been our main priority so I figured that I would mix in a little magic with it and make a Sun Wand for Ava.
A few weeks ago I found a beautiful stick on a nature walk and decided to bring it home with me for a future craft, well we found the perfect craft for this guy. I also apparently hoard felt sheets and had plenty of reds, yellows, oranges in my supplies, the rest of the supplies were also materials that I happened to have on hand….it’s always nice being able to use what I already have in my craft room.
I do have to say that my sewing machine can do all of these stitches for me and that unfortunately my hand embroidery is not that great. Anyways I will leave the rest of this post for the instructions for this craft, enjoy and may you bring some magic into your child’s life!
FELT SUN WAND TUTORIAL
- 1 stick; natural is best
- yarn; reds, yellows, oranges
- ribbon; white
- lace; white
- 1 red felt; small circle
- 2 orange felt; medium circles
- 2 yellow felt; large suns
- 1 bag of tiny white beads
- 1 bag of silver sequins
- 1 small button, I used silver
- gold embroidery thread
- hot glue & HG gun
- Sew a spiral starting from the outer side towards the inside of the circle. I chose a star shaped stitch.
- Next sew your red circle to the center of one of the orange circles.
- Hand sew your white beads equally throughout the circle, I ended up using 7 beads but do what you feel fits your little one’s personality best.
- End with the button being sewn in the middle, tie off and cut the thread.
- Next, place your orange circle in the center of one of your yellow suns. Place your second orange circle on the other side of the yellow sun (this helps to strengthen the center part of your wand). Pin in place and sew onto the sun, I used a blanket stitch for this.
- Blanket stick your two suns together leaving an opening wide enough for the stick.
- Stuff your sun with a bit of stuffing. Be sure to use a chopstick or stick to move the stuffing into the little points of the sun.
- Hand sew your sequins near all the points (inner & outer points).
- Cut all your ribbons, lace, yarn to appropriate lengths and tie together with a small piece of yarn.
- Tie bulk onto top of stick and hot glue.
- Stuff your stick into the star, move around fluff if you need to. Hot glue remaining opened star to stick.
- Surprise your little one and watch as they fly away into their imaginations.
Written By: Ashleigh Nicole
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