Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I Made Some Flower Fairies...and show you how to do it, too!

First off, I must give credit to the talented lady who put a tutorial for these on her Site last summer. Her name is Denise of 'Living Life Creatively'. You can find her tutorial here. She made her "fairy" daughters into plant stakes. SO CUTE!
I've never been able to get this project out of my mind, so I've been preparing for awhile now by buying all sorts of odd and ends and taking pix of the grand babies. Hee-hee...I took the photos on the sly one night while babysitting all three, while their parents were on a double date. : )
Below, is my terribly handsome grandson. Somehow, I didn't think his mommy and daddy would want me to make him into a fairy. : ) SO...
I had him pose like this so I can deck him out to be a SUPER HERO! I'm pretty sure I'll do the whole Superman thing, cape included. I'm really excited to tackle this.
Like Denise instructs, cut your photo out and glue onto good card stock.

Some of the things I've been collecting (below).
The best thing I purchased was this little fairy doll from Marshall's. I've seen them at TJMaxx, too. I ended up using all the glittery leaf-like things, on my "fairies". Only $3.99.
First, the wings go on.
Then, I glittered her top and added the "skirt".
More skirt frills.
I added some embellishment to the waistline.
And last, I had fun creating the crown and adding some glitter to the green part of the skirt.
Next, big sister's turn. I actually cut apart the butterfly wings you saw in my supplies photo, to use as her underskirt.
I just happened to have these little paperdoll stands in my craft stash, so I used them to help my fairies to stand. I put big sister on a block so she would be taller.
Then, I added some green moss, little eggs and some tiny millinery flowers.

This was SO MUCH FUN, it should've been illegal. Hee-hee! :-)




Having fun with the Macro camera setting.

Here are Denise's "fairies". There are all kinds of options in putting these together. HAVE FUN!



31 comments:

Carrie said...

those the cutest things ever love them and all your Easter decor!

Darlene said...

I am squealing with delight over these fairies!!!! You just know that Lexi is going to have to become a flower fairy now!!!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial....ADORABLE!!!♥

GRAMS said...

Oh you so-and-so. I am so in love I could spit. Those are just the cutest things ever. I am going to make some only double side them and hang them from my branch ceiling.
This is all I need, Another project.
As we say in our family when someone does something we really like..."I love your guts!" Janis

Mermaids of the Lake said...

That is one of cutest projects I have ever seen. I love it! I want to make some right away. Thank you so much for the inspiration. I also teach art to a group of 12 and 13 year-old girls. They would love to make themselves into fairies. Oh, I am so inspired! Too much fun!

Small House said...

The Fairies are absolutely adorable. Your grandchildren must love going to grandmas house. Everything would seem so magical and happy to them. It seems as if you make them feel that way to.

I wonder if teenagers would like to be fairies? Darn, I think I know that answer.

Have a great day.
Sandra

marie said...

These are beyond cute! Thanks so much for taking them time to show how you made them ~ now just as soon as my tiny grandbaby can stand she'll be turned into little fairy splendor!!

Kim's Treasures said...

Too cute!!! Love how you displayed them!

Denise said...

Wow! You've sure taken it to a new level. Now I want to make some more! Thanks for the link back. I love visitors.

~ Jamie ~ said...

Wow! What a great project. They turned out so cute! Just wanted you to know that I tagged you over on my blog yesterday. Have a great day!

julie & joe said...

Those are adorable. I love the setting you put them in.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Soooooooooo cute! I bet they feel special too now that they are fairies. I neeed to go get my few Easter goodies out. I am off righ tnow. cherry

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Oh. my. goodness! Of course, you do realize that I am going to HAVE to make some of these!!!! DARLING!

Ms. Tee said...

Oh my goodness, these are amazing! You did a fantastic job - they're so sweet! :)

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Oh, those are about the cutest little things I've ever seen!! Adorable. Please show us your grandson when his is completed. Thank you for sharing instructions with us too.

Blessings,

Sher

Joanna Taylor said...

Oh my word, ML! These are so stinking fun, I can't stand it!!! It actually reminds me of another photographer/artist (she does everything...super talented). You can check out her fairy scraps here: http://fairyscraps.com/

AND, are there wedding bells in the future? I sense a road trip coming on :)

Cami and Dustin said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! Those are the cutest things I have EVER seen!!! Great job!

Alexa said...

Mary Lou, those ARE really cute! I can't wait to see how the Superman one turns out. You're super cute, Aunt Mary Lou! We love you!

Christina said...

oh, those are just lovely little fairies. Wow. They turned out beautiful.

Thanks for commenting on my table. I think the reason the finish is so smooth is the paint I used. I have started using Krylon Fusion on all of my larger spray paint projects. You were not the only one that asked about the finish, so I'm guessing that paint must be it. I had bought some to paint something plastic and never did, so it was used on a wood project. It worked wonderfully and really the best of any spray paint I've ever used. I also used one of those attachments that you put on top of the can to make it easier to use the spray paint. Hope this helps. Thanks for asking and nice to "meet" you. The color used was Satin finish black.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Cute little fairies! I would love to try that with my daughter's photo...and she would love it too! Thanks for the tip!
Carrie

Chris said...

There is no. way. I could make mine as beautiful as those. For now, I'll live vicariously through you. They're spectacular!!!

Scrap for Joy said...

Your fairies are delightful but I can't believe that you are old enough to have grandchildren that are these ages! Your Easter decorations are sweet, too.

kristie said...

Mary Lou, you are a genious and I LOVE your little fairies!!!! They turned out so beautiful, but of course you had beautiful raw material to work with :) They are getting so big!!!Thanks for your note on our blog, you made my day!!!

LaurieStar said...

Hi there - I found you through Joyce's blog - I love your fairies! Now I want to try this with a picture of my daughter - thanks for the inspiration!

Erin said...

What a cute idea! You are so creative! Where do you come up with all your fun ideas?

Jennifer said...

Those are the cutest things i ever saw! Thank You for sharing! I have a Daughter who is in love with Faries so making her into one would make her day!
Jennifer

Cindy said...

Those are very cute. I bet the girls loved it! Can't wait to see the superhero.

creative breathing said...

You are so wonderfully sweet to share your creations with us! Your work always inspires me! Elizabeth

Molly said...

Eeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!

Those are the cutest!

My friend's daughter is just over a year old but I may have to do this to some of her pictures.

Ann said...

THat's so cute and whimsical...reminds me of my Barbie and Ken paperdolls decades ago.

Gotta try it one of these days.THanks:)

Tammy said...

I love these! How adorable! I know their parents will love them and the children too.

cindy said...

These are simply adorable! I've been learning to make fairies and I'm going to try using some of the flowers and such! How cute! :D

-c
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