Easy Star Wand DIY


We began transforming the Banister house for Christmas and in the midst of changing the boys sheets for wintery flannel ones the girls (Amelia and her cousin Ava) and I broke into an impromptu wand making session followed by lots of merriment and bed jumping (when the boys are away….).

To make the wands I just found a couple of sticks and then cut out star shapes from glitter card stock and taped it to the stick with duct tape on the back. You could also use the star wand tutorial in my book Playful and just add a twig instead of a dowel. Would be really cute.

Christmas at #thebanisterhouse

We have gold tinsel tree from a few years back that fits perfectly in the kids room and I put up  a few pinecone garlands for another touch of the outdoors. Easy Star Wand | Mer Magchristmasatthebanisterhouse2olive juice kids dress | mer magMiss Amelia wore the sweetest corduroy dress from Olive Juice Kids (complete with gorgeous velvet ribbon!). I think this would be so perfect for a Christmas Holiday party. I just LOVE the color.



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    Kat | The Mama Bears

    December 14, 2015

    Hahaha little girls and their wands! Now I have an easy craft to do when my nieces come over for a sleepover!

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      December 27, 2015

      it really is so easy and fun. perfect for new years eve too! xo Mer

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    Ellie Almeida

    November 24, 2018

    Hi there, always admiring your work! Unrelated question: where did you buy the kids beds? I’ve been looking for low beds for my kids, but not so easy to find. Thank you so much and happy holidays!!

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      December 6, 2018

      Hi Ellie,

      These are actually from Ikea from a few years back that I painted. I hear you on low beds. I love how they look. xo

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    December 6, 2018

    Thank you Merrilee! I just bought two at Ikea and was thinking of painting them – which paint did you use? I’ve never painted furniture but love what you accomplished. Thank you so much!!! Big hug to you

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      December 13, 2018

      I just use matte or satin paint. Can’t recall the color of the paint but there are so many lovely greys, you can’t go wrong. xo


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