How to Make Pixie Dust
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Bottle up some Magical Wishes!

Make Pixie Dust
......for their heart's desire....

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4 mini bottles with colorfully layered glitter with charms attached

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. And here's a tutorial to build your own personal pixie dust.

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 simply just 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?

mini bottles filled with colorful glitter with meaning charms attached

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Magic Personal Pixie Dust!

Before starting the tutorial, the most important thing to remember when deciding to make pixie dust, especially personal pixie dust, is 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.

Colorful Layers are important too.

Next, let's think about color. Color is a wonderful thing. And every color that exists has some kind of meaning or wonderful symbolism attached to it.  Consider the rainbow, the master holder of all colors: whatever color you can think of, it is in the rainbow, and believe it or not, a meaning or symbolism has been attached to each color by someone somewhere in the history of civilization.

Learning or knowing about how colors make us feel or think is easy. Just simply thinking about a color, i.e. red, you already know what is associated with it: love, passion, energy, heat. See?  You already have a good idea of at least one wish color that you can put in your wish vessels.

Here's a collection of colors to give you an idea of how many different kinds of wishes you can layer when you make pixie dust.

When you discover the meanings or the symbolism that is associated with each color, you'll quickly discover there isn't enough room in your little bottle to fit all your wishes in!

Alright then. Let's make-pixie dust! Personal Pixie Dust.

1. Assemble all your needed materials.

mini bottles in a row with a ruler to show actual sizes

You'll need: miniature bottles, a funnel, colored glitter/dust, and a list of colors and the meanings associated with them. Be sure to include glitter specifically reserved as "Wishes" - it puts the magic in place!

The optimum size of Pixie dust magic "wish" bottles should not be more than 2" high (note above the penny and ruler used to give you an idea of how small these vessels are). Otherwise, you'll just end up with a bottle of glittery colors. What you want is a tiny vessel that holds promise of huge, majestic, and magical visions/hopes/desires; only meant for one, only designed for a special someone.

packages of different colored glitter behind empty miniature bottle

Believe me, as you're putting it all together, you will truly get the feeling that you are holding onto some incredibly magical wish possibilities and what hope they'll bring. Seriously.

2. Use a Decorating Tip as a funnel.

The handiest way to fill these little bottles is to use a cake decorating tip - try size #2 or #3 to funnel in your pixie dust wishes without wasting dust. If you can, using Micro-fine glitter, preferably holographic, is the best choice for this project because it packs tightly and gives the best visual result. 

3. Funnel in "Wishes" dust first.

Start your bottle by first pouring in silver wishes. How much you decide to use depends on how strong the your wish is.  If you have many blessings or wishes to put in, you may want a "wishes" layer between each blessing.

Don't be afraid to get creative when you make pixie dust magic - think about how the bottle will look - a good tip is to 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. Take care not to blend the layers; lightly tipping and tapping will smooth them out. 

Note: Sometimes you may build 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.

closeup of hand ready to tap a small bottle of glitter

Funnel in each of the layers you have chosen. Some layers can be thinner, some may be thicker... i.e. Desire a good dose of love? Pour a thick layer of rose red glitter; add a layer of another color, like Sage, for Success. Tap the bottle each time to pack 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.

7. Add "wish" glitter to finish things off.

Add wishes dust (coarse silver is used here to finish off the bottle. You can use folded cardboard as a funnel too. FILL THE VESSEL tightly TO THE TOP. TAMP or push the glitter in as much as the bottle can hold so the layers wont mix. Finally, push the cork in!

The bottle used here holds 3.5 ml (that's approximately a mounded teaspoon) 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 OH, so ready to use!    

Corked and complete Personal Dust! Check again...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!

The possibilities are endless! See these other samples and then create your own personal pixie dust miracles!

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