• DIY Project ~ Fairies for Free!

    Posted on September 15, 2013 by in Celebrate the creativity of featured artists, DIY home and garden craft projects, Recycled and repurposed items as garden art, Things that inspire me in the garden
    Fairies at home http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-fairies-for-free/

    Fairies at home

     

    Fall is here, the perfect time for walks in the woods and in your garden. As you stroll along, pay attention! There are natural materials all around you to make your own little fairies for free. This is such a relaxing activity and perfect for creative play with children. (note: I used hot glue. When doing this activity with kids, use Elmer’s Glue)  Many people have told me they would also make perfect decorations for a natural Christmas tree. Below, I will show you the steps in making a fairy from a pine cone, dried hydrangea, twigs, fall leaves, dried ragweed, an acorn and a fine-tipped permanent pen. You will find the most magical thing happens as you create your fairies, each will take on a personality of his or her own! Believe!

    Materials for making a fairy! http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-fairies-for-free/

    Materials for making a fairy!

     

     

    Step 1 ~ Draw the face http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-fairies-for-free/

    Step 1 ~ Draw the face on the acorn

    Step 2 ~ Glue on collar & head http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-fairies-for-free/

    Step 2 ~ Glue petal collar & head to the pine cone

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Step 3 ~ Add twig arms http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-fairies-for-free/

    Step 3 ~ Add twig arms

    Step 4 ~ add hair http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-fairies-for-free/

    Step 4 ~ add hair

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Step 5 ~ glue on leaf wings http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-fairies-for-free/

    Step 5 ~ Glue on leaf wings

    Step 6 ~ Glue on petals for skirt http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-fairies-for-free/

    Step 6 ~ Glue on petals for skirt

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Freddy Fairy http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-fairies-for-free/

    Freddy Fairy

     

    Holly Fairy http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-fairies-for-free/

    Holly Fairy

    Mr. Randolph http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-fairies-for-free/

    Mr. Randolph Fairy

    Miss Columbine http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-fairies-for-free/

    Miss Columbine Fairy

    Carla ~ the cooking fairy http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-fairies-for-free/

    Carla Fairy ~ the cooking fairy

    Little Imp Fairy http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-fairies-for-free/

    Little Imp Fairy

    Mother & Baby Fairieshttp://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-fairies-for-free/

    Mama & Baby Fairy

    Baby fairy in his crib http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-fairies-for-free/

    Baby Fairy in his crib

8 Responses so far.

  1. Meg says:

    Mom! These are super adorable! Love you – meg

  2. Rosyday says:

    Loved your idea’s! Garden fun!

  3. Eve says:

    My Grandma and I used to make these 50 years ago when I was a kid. Wonderful!

    • Barb says:

      That’s wonderful, Evie! I had heard from folks who made hollyhock dolls but you are the first to tell me you made fairies from natural materials too!
      Happy creating!
      Barb

  4. Nicky says:

    Wow this is amazing so pleased that my sister sent me a picture from Pininterest :) Love this will make my own fairies thank you so much for sharing xxx

    • Barb says:

      So pleased to hear from you, Morning Dew! I’d love to see your creations – they are so fun to make!
      Happy Fairy Making!
      Barb

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