Monday, September 13, 2010

Stashbusting September Project #7: Witch Wand

I love the Wizard of Oz, but true confession time...I always had a soft spot for the Wicked Witch even before I read "Wicked". Same with Disney villains...I think it's the colors because the villains always have the colors that appeal to me like black, purple, lime green and did I mention black? BUT...I always liked Glenda's wand. So when you make stuff, you make what you want! And when you're stashbusting, you work with what you have.

Exhibit A:
Bin O Scraps
Fished out some black with gold star pieces:
along with a leftover paper mache star ornament and a dowel. Traced the star on the backside of the starry paper, cut out two. Painted the edges of the star gold (along with the dowel).  Then went back to the Bin O Scraps and found some Halloweeny papers which along with the star cut outs, I Mod Podged onto the paper mache ornament.

From the remaining Halloweeny scraps, made a paper flower for the center, added an orange button. Not enough. Added a black button. Not enough. Added gold rhinestones. OK.  The "wand" part didn't go as planned so I ended up skewering the star...literally...a bamboo skewer. From the kitchen. It went easily into the star but it wasn't strong enough to be a good wand so I hot glued it to the dowel and then wrapped the piggy backed skewer dowel portion with ribbon.

Embellished with some more ribbon and some starry wire garland I picked up last year on sale at Paper Source. Things like this are the reason I'm stashbusting. No comment Mr. Chocolate! Tied a length of tulle where the ribbon wrapping ended. Another button. Another rhinestone.




I'm not sure I "love, love" it, but it'll do.   OK, you all have convinced me that I do love it! Thanks :)

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14 comments:

Christine said...

I love it! You were cracking me up when you kept adding more and more to it, you did a great job. I love the colors you used too (I heart black!)...

Ruthie said...

Oh my goodness! This is adorable! I LOVE it! GREAT JOB! :)

Michelle L. said...

No, no, I totally think I LOVE love it! Mr. Chocolate reads this? Brave man.

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

You may not love, love it, but I do!! Its the perfect witchy wand!! Great job, and I'm loving all of your destashing projects. :)

Caroline @ Atelier Caroline said...

I need to make one for my little bug... it's awesome and much prettier than something storebought!!

Caroline
http://ateliercaroline.blogspot.com

BEAR's Mom said...

Any good witch would hop off her broom for that one :D

I didn't buy any more but I received 2 whimsy jars in the mail filled to the brim with S.T.U.F.F.

Does that count????

~victoria~

Lori said...

Awesome! You did put it next to the witch boots, right???? lol!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I love it, Miss Crafty!

Netty said...

Terrific, just right for the wicked witch, x

Melissa said...

The wand looks great. But your first photo only highlights to me that I need to stash bust until 2011 if I really want to see a diminishment in my stash. Do you feel that way?

Cristie said...

This is so cute! Thanks for sharing.

★All Thingz Related★ said...

It's a terrific wand! Thanks a bunch for joining us this week!
{Rebekah}

Arlene (CO Kid) said...

I saw this on One Pretty Thing. I love it! You have a great blog! Thanks for sharing.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

this is great!! thanks so much for sharing!