DIY ~ A Fairy Merry Christmas!

Fairy Christmas Tree

A Fairy Merry Christmas!

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 : )

Rosemary Christmas Tree

Rosemary Tree decorated with natural materials fairies, dried fall leaves, rosehips and acorn caps

Fairy Angel

Fairy Angel ~ hickory nut, bleached holly leaves & pinecone and a columbine seed pod cap

Baby Fairy

Baby Fairy ~ strawflower, milkweed pod, acorn, rose petal and dried moss

Natural Fairies

Maple wings, an acorn, a sweet gum ball and seed pods ~ it’s magical!

Fairy Angel

Fairy Tree-Top Angel ~ holly leaves, a pecan, pinecones, milkweed silk and a dried anthurium blossom






























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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7 Responses so far.

  1. Feral Turtle says:

    These are so adorable!! Cheers from your newest follower!

    • Barb says:

      Thanks so much, Feral Turtle! Happy you like my little fairy tree and delighted to have you join us!
      Happy Holidays!,

  2. Patricia Routt says:

    Adorable Fairies, I just started my Fairy garden late summer, now I will have to wait until spring to finish it. You have inspired me and I think I can do this, and boy will it save me money and they are so much more adorable than the store bought fairies. With these materials, I don’t have to wait until spring to make the little fairies. Thank you so much.

    • Barb says:

      Thanks for your lovely note, Patricia! Yes, I started making my own fairies because the commercially made ones are so pricey! For use outside, you might want to spray them with a clear finish and remember that the hardier the materials, the longer they will last! But, when the materials cost nothing, you can afford to make new ones whenever you need them, too!

  3. Shenice says:

    Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!!! I hope all is well with you and the family!!!

    • Barb says:

      Hi, darling Shenice! We are fine and having a quiet Chanukah this year. I’ll be wanting to see your Christmas decorations soon! Sadie & Chestnut send lots of sloppy kisses!

  4. Shenice says:

    Oh I meant to say I love the picture of the Sadie and Chestnut!


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