With winter solstice less than a month away, I decided to craft up a Fairy Winter Queen to spread her sparkle over our winter nature table!
To create these you will need
a wooden doll pin
white pipe cleaner
a white flower
an acorn top
a doll pin stand
a glue gun
and of course ~ some sparkle if you like!
To begin wrap your pipe cleaner around the body (twisting it once in the back to hold better) and trim your arms to the length you desire.
Cut out a rectangle (double the length of the body) out of your felt and fold in half.
Draw what ever shape you would like for your dress and cut out. Remember to leave the top folded and mostly uncut.
Cut a small hole for the head.
With your glue gun ~ glue down the sides and the sleeve bottoms.
Draw a shape for your skirt and cut out. Next cut a small hole in the center...
and slide the body in.
The tule part is tricky (I ended up burning my fingers a couple times) basically you put some glue under the skirt at the top, gather your tule in folds and press down into the glue ~ trick I finally figured out ~ use something other than your fingers to push the tule into the glue ~ ouch!
Cut the petals off your flower and glue them in twos onto the back of your fairy.
Glue on your roving for hair and then your acorn top hat.
Then cut your feather to fit around the waist and glue it together in the back.
There she is!
King winter (is now done!) is in the works.... will share him soon too.
Also wanted to mention... these little dolls your kids can actually play with (unlike many of my other fae inspired creatures). She turned out quite sturdy and ready for little hands.
Hard to believe the snow will soon fly and leave us living blanketed in a sparkling white. I think I actually am looking forward to that after all the grey, colorless days we have been having ~ or
perhaps Queen Winter and thawed my resistance to the snowy season ; )
May Queen Winter spread her sparkle on you
~ Shanti ~