fanciful fairy wings
It’s been a bit since my last craft project so it was time to see what I could whip up for the Fairy Tale Gathering in Ann Arbor this past Sunday. Many of the little girls who attend this festive event dress up so I took on the challenge to make some pretty purple fairy wings for Lolo.
I didn’t want the wings to be giant since she is only 14 months and relatively new at this walking thing. After poking around our basement, I found 14″ zip ties which shaped up to be a quite delightful fairy wing base.
I positioned and hot glued the wings on a piece of felt and then covered the center with a faux flower bloom from the dollar store. I then tied two 16″ long pieces of elastic that would slip easily over her arms.
I cut up a spools worth of tulle into 7″ pieces and ‘bookmark’ tied them on the zip ties. Once the tulle fluffs were on, I trimmed them accordingly.
They were the perfect addition to this cute summer dress (on sale at Old Navy for only $9!) These wings are light weight and Lolo wore them like a champ -never once trying to take them off.
She had lots of fun being oohed and aahed over by our firefly fans as she fluttered around the catching fireflies courtyard. It’s a tough job being so cute ;-)
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