i've been waiting for the right occasion to twist up
a couple of bubble wands and mix up a small jar of potion.
and i think that New Year's Eve is perfect!
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what you need:
wire: i used floral wire
(you could also use a wire hanger)
pliers: to bend and cut wire.
jar with lid: i used a spice jar.
dishsoap: i used dawn.
glycerin: i had a bottle left over from these
distilled water: or you can boil and cool water
(if you plan to use it within a few days you can just use tap water)
embellishments: like charms, ribbon, wire stars, etc
★ twist your wands ★
snip length of wire and bend into shape
make sure to leave enough wire at the bottom to twist around the stem
i used a thread spool to bend the circle and i freehanded the star.
you could also do a heart or maybe a pair of initials (if the letters have loops)
i also added a tiny charm to the bottom of the wand
★ mix solution ★
you can find a lot of recipes online.
i made up my own ratio by experimenting
with different quantities of the 3 ingredients.
(a little quirt here and a little spill there)
until i felt like the bubbles had the right quality.
you need a good amount of soap,
but too much glycerin makes the bubbles too heavy to float.
i read somewhere that it works better after sitting overnight.
so i let mine sit and added another squirt of soap this morning.
it works GREAT!
such a fun project and i love that you can customize the bubble wands
to work for so many occasions. i think they would be super cute
as party favors for a special birthday or even a wedding.
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the backround image is the cover of the Guardian
and the artwork is by Ursula Young.