June 2021 Garden Fairy Wands
- 8/32” Threaded Rod
- 8/32” Hex Nuts
- Bracelet Beads*
- Hack Saw (optional)
- Cabinet Pulls*
- Determine length of rod and cut if necessary with the hack saw.
- Thread a nut on the rod at least half way up the rod.
- Place beads on the rod in any pattern desired covering half or so of the rod.
- Thread the cabinet pull on top of the rod.
- Adjust beads so they are tight up against the cabinet pull and adjust the hex nut accordingly.
- Place in potted plant or outside in the garden.
- The threaded rod and hex nuts were easy to find at my local hardware store. The rod was $2.59 for a 3’ length while the hex nuts were $1.50 or so for a package of 20.
- I could not find the beads with a large center hole at any of the major craft stores in my area and was forced to buy them on Amazon. They ranged in price from $10 for 50 to $20 for 100.
- The beads are sometimes called European bracelet beads or glass bracelet beads. The beads have a silver liner inside the hole of the bead.
- The cabinet or drawer pulls MUST be the kind that you screw onto the rod. The pull itself only has a threaded hole in it. Those pulls that already have the screw attached won’t work.
- Do not make your wand too tall as it could become top heavy. Leave enough unused rod to stick into the dirt to support the beaded portion.