Monday, November 3, 2008
how to make a fairy...
One of the ladies I work with and I have a long running joke refering to the fairies that do all the work in our office. So, an obvious choice for her birthday present was a fairy to hang in her office. That way when she doesn't want to work she can call on her fairy to do it for her.
This was a project that started with me opening the door to my craft closet and saying "what can I make a fairy with?" I took two wooden balls (one slightly smaller than the other) and painted them (the smaller ball was the head).
Then, in a box of party supplies, I found a package of pink tulle rounds (that I had bought over a year ago for my parents 50th wedding anniversary party favors). I folded the rounds in half and in half again and hot glued the point of the quartered circle to the larger wooden ball. I repeated this step over and over until the skirt was "flouncy" enough for me.
For wings, I found some iridescent twisted craft paper that I unrolled, tied a small jingle bell to the center and hotglued in place.
For hair, I found two embroidery skeins, wrapped them together, and hot glued the hair in place.
I decided to leave her faceless, because I couldn't decided if a working fairy would be happy or not. This way her mood can change by the day, or hour, or minute!