Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Flower Fairies

I saw this cute Idea on Paint Paper and Crafts a few weeks ago, and decided to make some for my daughter. I did change some things to make it my own but I think they turned out pretty cute. I'm new to this whole tutorial thing so bare with me, my photo skills kind of stink.

Items you will need:

-One package of regular pipe cleaners(fuzzy sticks) any color (Arms and Body)
-One package of sparkly pipe cleaners (Wings)
-Silk Flowers any size (Fairies Dress)
-One package of wooden beads (not shown) Sorry
-Embroidery floss, any color (fairies Hair)

Start by taking one piece of pipe cleaner (fuzzy sticks) and bend it in half.

Take one wooden bead and thread it through the folded fuzzy wire, leaving a small loop at the top.

Next take the silk flower off of it's steam so all you have is the flower part. Stick both fuzzy wire ends through the base of the flower at the same time.

Caution: It's tough to pull the wire through, this is where a pair of pliers does the trick.

See she's starting to look like a fairy, kind of.

Take some (not all) of the embroidery floss (just right out of the package, as is) and tie a little knot in the center.

Trim the ends of the thread.

Cut the loops at the ends so the hair appears more realistic.

Thread the floss through the top loop above the head and pull the wire down snug to keep the hair in place.

Now trim her legs so they don't stick out of her skirt.

Next take a small piece of fuzzy wire and wrap around her midsection then bring around to the front to make her arms. (Sorry I still don't know how to turn pictures the way you want them to on here).

To make her wings, take one piece of sparkly fuzzy wire and twirl it up with your fingers to make it look like this.

Take a small piece of fuzzy wire to attach the wings to her body, wrap around until the wire is in the back.

There now your done, look how cute she turned out. At this point you can decide if you want her to have a face or not, just draw one on if you like or leave it as is.


  1. These are adorable! What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing!!


  2. Can't wait to try this with my daughter! Thanks!


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