InstructionsI like to work on about 10 at a time....I first draw the faces on the wooden beads. (do this first that way if you mess up on one side of the bead you can turn that into the back of the head)
*Use wood glue to attach the wooden bead to the clothes pin. Let dry overnight or for however many hours your glue suggests.
*I like to pick the color of my chenille stems and flowers next.
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Type of item: Toy
Style: Whimsical, Funky, Outdoorsy, Cute
Clothes pins, wooden beads, silk flowers(that you take apart), Chenille stems, embroidery floss, beads, cloth scraps, colored pencil, wood glue, hot glue(the hottest temp possible) PLEASE BE CAREFUL AS THESE CAN CAUSE SEVERE BURNS, tacky glue... some of the fairies not featured here (because they were gifted) have paper scraps, broken jewelry, items from nature, and other scraps or fibers.... p.s. keep all the parts of the silk flowers stems and greens and leaves can all be used! P.s.s I make boy fairies! I will have to update you on the how to for those later.
What was your inspiration?
Flower fairy books, silk flowers, wooden clothes pins, and my little forest fairy princess, Aubrey
What are you most proud of?
How far they have come from the first few I made. How happy children are while playing with them.
I love the fact that my daughter enjoys these so much that once, when I tried to give one to an adult friend my daughter pitched a fit. She cried that SHE wanted the fairy. My friend wouldn't even take it,when she saw how sad my daughter was. At the time I couldn't let my daughter have it. Not they way she went about screaming for it. That was 2 years ago, it's going in her stocking this year ;^)
Finally I am proud of the fact that even my sons like them.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Be careful of the hot glue. If you are afraid to draw faces... my first 10 or so were faceless & they were still cute. Even so, if you are afraid, give it a try. Practice on paper & use color pencil. Have fun! Let your imagination guide you!