Make pixie dust. You know, I think Walt Disney was the first person to capture the vision of magic and make it real to us right on our TV screens. There she was, Tinkerbell, with her trail of pixie dust as she flew through the air... Everything she passed by was sprinkled by the magic she seemed to possess. And I'm sure we ALL thought happy thoughts when we saw her. And when it made Wendy and her brothers able to fly, why, we all believed in the magic!
So can you make your own? Can you capture that feeling? You bet.
I call it Pixie Dust. Call it Pixie Dust. Or you can call it Fairy Dust. Or call it Magic Dust. Or Wish Powder. Or bottled wishes.
And haven't we all believed in magic at one time or another in our lives? Remember the whimsical nature of childhood dreams and fanciful ideas and themes? ...I wish...I wish... Why not bring those feelings back and have a feel-good moment? Why not make your own confection or medley of make believe? To wish for extraordinary blessings. To believe in wondrous events that sometimes one can only dream of?
The most important thing to remember when deciding to make pixie dust, especially personal pixie dust,
you should already have a pretty good idea what you want the pixie dust wishes to do. The desires or wishes of the person you're giving it to are the main focus, but you can also put your own wishes in as well.
You'll need: miniature bottles, a funnel, colored glitter/dust, and a knowledge of colors and the meanings associated with them.
Be sure to include glitter specifically reserved as "Wishes" - it puts the magic in place! Believe me, as you're putting it all together, you will truly get the feeling that you are holding on to all the possibilities in waiting and what hope they'll bring. Seriously.
Have you ever thought about color? Whether we realize it or not, color plays a major role in our lives. Personally, the colors red and green are my favorite. When I wear red, somehow it makes me feel vibrant, alive and full of energy. It makes me feel better when I need some uplifting. I just look in the mirror and get better immediately.
And Guess What? When you look at the study of colors and their symbolism throughout time and history and cultures and peoples, you'll find there are colors that have certain meanings that run along the same vein no matter where you are in the world. Naturally, there are variations, but depending on who you are and who you are gifting, choosing the right colors to match pixie dust magic to your personal gifting can be a lot of serious fun!
Perfect and multi-useful, microfine glitter is a great choice for this project. Pixie dust magic "wish" bottles are usually not more than 2" high (see the penny to the left of the bottle in the picture above).
The best way to fill these little bottles is by using a cake decorating tip - try size 2 or 3 to funnel in your pixie dust wishes without wasting dust.
3. Funnel in "Wishes" dust first.
Start your bottle off right by first pouring in a layer of microfine glitter "wishes". How much you decide to use depends on how "big" or strong the wish is. Then, depending on how many wishes you have, you may want to build the bottle with a "wishes" layer between each layer (as a single wish unto itself). Don't be afraid to get creative when you make pixie dust magic - think about how the bottle will look - alternate dark layers with light layers.
4. Dust that mounds is easily handled.
It all depends on how BIG or how wanted a wish is. Sometimes the pixie dust wishes will mound in the bottle as it pours through the funnel but tipping and tapping will smooth it out. Sometimes you may have a wish bottle that has only one wish (one layer) or two (two layers), but sometimes that's all you need to make pixie dust magic.
5. Add a wish or desire and tap to define each layer.
Funnel in each of the layers you have chosen. Some layers may be thin, some may be thicker... i.e. if a person's desire is for a good dose of love, then have a thick layer of Rose colored glitter, then adding a layer of another color, like Sage, for Success. Carefully flick or tap the bottle to level each of the layers.
6. Tipping the bottle back and forth as you make pixie dust layers spreads out the magic just right.
Continue to add layers of dust colors. Tipping the bottle side to side after each addition will also spread the layers evenly without mixing or blending the pixie dust wishes.
So have fun when you make pixie dust!
7. Add coarse glitter dust at the end.
Add coarse dust (silver is used here but you can use gold, or red, etc., depending on what you want the wishes to accomplish) at the end to finish off the bottle. Note that thick paper or cardstock can be used as a funnel too.
The bottle used here holds 3.5 ml of make pixie dust magic wishes and stands a little over 1" in height. That's tiny - Yet a perfect size for pixie dust magic.
8. Viola! Corked and Complete and ready to use!
Make sure there is no air room for any dust to move around and blend. Push the cork in so it fits tightly. You don't want the wishes to begin until they're in the hands of the receiver!
And that's how to make pixie dust with a pinch of pixie dust magic. Your friends and loved ones will truly appreciate your attention to their lives with this unique gift idea.
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