Fairies from clothespins are easy enough for children to make. Or moms and grandmas can make them for favors at a party!
To begin I drill a hole through the clothespin to accommodate the arm wire. (If you can't do this you can make and glue on arms cut from paper or felt after the fairy is assembled.) Then I paint the body with acrylics and coat the face with Modge Podge or diluted white glue. This step prevents the ink from bleeding; it could be eliminated. Add face details with fine tipped pens, colored pencils, or whatever.
I make the skirts, hats, and wings from flowers but that too can be improvised. Maybe you will want your fairy to have hair!
Wire arms on these fairies are green wrapped florist wire. Pipe cleaners, either fuzzy or plain, will also work for arms.
Everything goes together quickly for a grown-up with a glue gun; kids can use white glue.
I put pin backs on the small clothespin fairies.
Another note: if you are going to use flowers it helps to have an large assortment to sort through. Petals and leaves need to be in the right size. I have a very large collection from garage sale finds and still have trouble finding exactly what I want.
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I've made clothespin dolls for years but never thought of fairies. Thanks for the idea. Yours are beautiful.
I have made these for a long while also. I had forgotten how much fun they were for the children to make. I see a Mothers Day gift being made this weekend. Thanks for the reminder.
I LOVE THEM!!! These are just toooo adorable!!!! What little girl wouldn't love playing with their own little fairy friend?? Remind me of ones I made as a child. We had such wonderful little adventures together in my imagination!!!
thank you, what a good way to used old flower parts, our GD's will love this. This is cute and simple, just perfect for fairy houses!!!!!!!!!! thank you, thank you.
So sweet, thank you for sharing :)
Good idea. I think the pansy skirt in especially sweet.
Super ideas and lovely work. The neighborhood kidlets and I may try to do these for Mums' Day.
they're gorgeous! l have some clothes pegs with little stands , so they can stand up too. We make little characters for our sunday school stories.
l feel like making some faries now!
Very sweet and creative. Thank you for sharing. Those flower petals are just like our yarn stash so much but never just right :)
Thanks for this. Must try with my granddaughter.
These are to cute and just the way to use up some of those single flowers hanging around. Very cool thanks for sharing.