How to Make a Magic Wand Out of Upcycled Materials

by Denise Corcoran

Everyone needs a magic wand! I made one using scrap/found materials in a jiffy.


  • Plastic tube or straw
  • Felted wool sweater
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery thread
  • Embroidery needle
  • White glue
  • Star pattern
  • Eco Fill
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    I'm always making things out of upcycled felted wool sweaters. I try to keep the scraps for smaller projects.

    Step 2

    I decided to make a magic wand for a Super Hero Costume Workshop I was giving. I had a plastic tube from a flower bouquet, scrap ribbon & wool plus my trusty star cookie cutter.

    Step 3

    I cut out two stars & stitched them together. I added 2 pieces of ribbon while stitching. I stuffed the star with Eco Fill then added white glue to the top of the tube & added the star to the top.

    Step 4

    Here it is in action. The white glue helps keep the wand in one piece while it's being used.

    Step 5

    Here's another option... Use scrap felt & yarn for your wand. You can go crazy with the colours! I added the star to a dowel then wrapped it with yarn.