Last year, I started making little fairies from natural materials gathered from our garden and walks around the neighborhood. They have been put to use as present toppers, plant pokes and little gifts for my friends and family up until recently. But ever since I shared my wee folk in a watercolor class I attend, people have been asking me to make and sell them! Here is a batch I just put together for a lady who works at Longwood Gardens. Displayed on a little table-top rosemary topiary tree, you can see what a sweet scene they create.
Below each picture is listed the specific materials I melded together to form each unique little personality. There are just endless possibilities for material combinations. Once you get started, you will look at leaves, sticks and seed pods in a whole new light! By the way, if you want lots of wonderful materials coming your way, make a fairy for that friend who gifts you with acorns or seed pods. Word travels faster than a fairy’s wings : )
Look at the links below for some great fairy house ideas and my easy-to-follow directions on making your own fairies from natural materials.
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