Updated: Apr 27
Confetti is such a fun addition at any kind of party. They spark up photos into a whole new level, for sure! But the dark truth is that confetti is an awful waste and can be very harmful especially when thrown outside because it is not made with material that will decompose. It’s usually made with either paper or plastic, both of these materials should not be thrown outside without properly disposing of them. The small pieces will mix in the ground and animals confuse them into food. Throwing confetti is like throwing microplastics in to the landfill… on purpose.
Thankfully there are so many awesome susty alternatives for confetti like Biodegradable Confetti, Flowers and Leaves, Melting Confetti and of course, Fabric Wands that we are going to learn how to make in this post!
In this blog, we will learn how to make Fabric wands with upcycled fabric. It’s super easy and fun, and it will cost you very little money! You can even have this as an activity if you are throwing kid’s birthday party, it’s easy enough for children and so much fun.
DIY Upcycled Fabric Wands
First, get your materials. You will need:
Fabric (think of old sheets, pillowcases, shirts, etc)
Wands (we are using wands that are hand-picked stick from a forest and chopped into the same length)
Little bells (they will bring cute sound!!)
If you want to turn your wands into the next level, have some glitter twine, too.
Step by Step Guide to make Fabric Wands
Start by ripping about 15inch long strips out of the fabric you have. The strips can be about 2-3 inches wide. For one wand, we recommend at least three strips of fabric. We used fabric from an old party decor.
Use a big needle to insert the fabric through the bells. Leave some of the bells in the middle of the fabric strip and some you can place at the end of the strips.
After that, take one fabric strip that already has a bell and tight it on the wand by making a small nod at the bottom of the wand. Remember to leave a small space where to hold the wand. Tie the fabric around the wand by making spirals.
After you have reached the top of the wand, make another nod. Now you should have fabric spiraling around the wand and rest of the strip hanging from the wand.
Add more fabric strips. Here you can just tie them on top, no need to make spirals anymore. This is a good spot to add glitter twine or any other additional fabric, if you want to.
The wands are ready!! Great job 😉