Make your own Ben & Holly Wand

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Ben & Holly is one of the very few kids TV shows I can actually sit and watch without feeling like my head is in a vice. In fact I was watching it with the kids the other day when I realised they had left the room and I was still watching it. That’s my life now. So I made a little Holly wand for my neice a little while ago, because she loves Ben & Holly too. Maybe even more than me. There aren’t many pics for this tutorial I’m afraid, for some reason I totally forgot to snap!

You Will Need:

  • Dark pink, light pink and white felt
  • pink, red and blue embroidery thread
  • length of dowel/chopstick (wand sized!)
  • 3 or 4 tiny bells
  • strong glue
  • purple paint
  • template

1. Begin by cutting the felt using the template provided. Cut a small white circle, a large light pink circle and 2 dark pink stars.

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  2. Using the template as a guide, stitch the face onto the white circle. Split the thread in half to create a nice delicate line, and back stitch the design in place. Use a french knot for the centre of the eyes. Sew the white circle onto the pink circle using blanket stitch.

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3. Paint the dowel purple and leave to dry. Sew the pink circle onto one of the stars in the centre with blanket stitch. Sew the 2 stars together, again with blanket stitch, but leaving a gap in the bottom, the width of one of the points.

4. Pop the bells into the gap in the star. Take the dowel and add a little glue around the top, then insert into the star. Add a bit more glue to the back of the unsewn points on the front and back of the star and press to secure, ensuring there are no gaps.

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That’s it! I think this would make quite a nice Christmas present for any little Holly fans.

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Tia x