Friday, March 12, 2010

Flower Fairies

Katie and I had some great craft time yesterday. We made fairies from fabric flowers, beads and wires. We followed the tutorial here, but modified it a little to fit our supplies. This was such an easy craft, and really a lot of fun.IMGP4265

We made seven fairies, but the photo only shows six. Katie had already taken her favorite to her room for safe keeping.IMGP4269

I have a new favorite blog (Filth Wizardry), and there are tons of great ideas for making fairies by using Barbies and Polly Pockets you already have - just adding wings. The blog also gave me ideas for making fairy houses out of plastic containers, so we spent Jackson’s nap time today making two fairy houses out of an empty milk jug and drink bottle. I cut windows and doors out with a Fiskars fingertip craft knife, then Katie got busy coloring with the Sharpies. These two houses are going to be part of a birthday gift for her friend (along with some of the flower fairies she made yesterday). I sure hope the friend’s mom doesn’t think I’ve lost my mind by giving her daughter decorated recyclables as birthday gifts!IMGP4287

I think this fairy is my favorite. Her crazy hair looks like mine!IMGP4270


Donna said...

Those are so dang cute. I wish I had a little more time to craft. I see all these great ideas and want to just don't seem to get it done. Maybe over summer....mmmm that sounds good.

Charity said...

LOVE these birthday gift ideas! Way to recycle! So much more meaningful and memorable. I would love to be a little girl receiving these.


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