• 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 https://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! https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-fairies-for-free/

    Materials for making a fairy!



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

    Step 1 ~ Draw the face on the acorn

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

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











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

    Step 3 ~ Add twig arms

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

    Step 4 ~ add hair











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

    Step 5 ~ Glue on leaf wings

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

    Step 6 ~ Glue on petals for skirt









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

    Freddy Fairy


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

    Holly Fairy

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

    Mr. Randolph Fairy

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

    Miss Columbine Fairy

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

    Carla Fairy ~ the cooking fairy

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

    Little Imp Fairy

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

    Mama & Baby Fairy

    Baby fairy in his crib https://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!

  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!


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