Thursday, November 21, 2013

Making a Tree Fairy Ornament

Taking part in a fairy ornament holiday exchange, I first went to Pinterest to look at a few fairies.  This site from a Japanese blogger had a face that looked like it might work if I could craft it from clay or paper mache.  It appeared to be made from molding clay, so I began crafting a face with white Fimo.

After making the head and face, I stuck it on a cottonwood twig and baked it for half an hour, then wound some yarn over a pipe cleaner for fairy legs.

 Leaves and silk for her body covering

 Fairies gotta have wings!  Feathers glued underneath plastic butterfly wings, covered on the back with silk leaves in fall colors.

Now we have arms snapped off a bush

Tomorrow, the finished fairy.  Hold your breath that she actually looks like a wood fairy.  No peeking, PomPom.


  1. Ok Nancy, this looks hard, and I can't wait to see your finished fairy! I love the colors you've chosen. My hands are a bit stiffer than they used to be, but I love to make things like this. Have a wonderful weekend! ♥

  2. I can't wait to see this beauty:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  3. Love the colors you're using to make your fairy. This project is very crafty. I can't wait to see how she turns out :)

  4. How interesting! What a fun exchange to participate in. Can't wait to see it finished.

  5. Oh what fun Nancy! I am finishing my fairy off too now - I like the wings, very pretty. Betty x

  6. Okay, I promise I won't peek! I'm excited!

  7. eagerly awaiting finished fairy


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