I found this gem of a craft on Pinterest (can you tell what I have been doing with my time?) and just had to give it a try. I mean what’s not to like about a paper napkin fairy??!
One of the best things about this project is that I had all the components on hand, already, and you only need 4 things to make this: Wire, Glue/water solution, paper napkins, thread/string. PERFECT.
Of course, mine looks very little like theirs. One major difference is I used brown compostable napkins. The downside to that is they almost dissolved when I put the watered-down glue on. Whoops! Next time I need to use actual bad-for-the-environment paper napkins. I am sure there are plenty of those out there, waiting to be made into fairies. Just think how sweet this would be in all different colors!
The other major difference is, the original ones are ballerinas. I added wings, which was easy to do. After the fairy was all made and dressed, I just took the same thread that I used to make her waistband, and wound it around the back to secure the wings. You can see it looks almost like a harness, or a criss-cross top.
Lastly, I made her little crown out of a wire beaded garland I had (from this post). I love how this came out.
My girls think she needs a face, but I like her as is. She is completely posable, and I left the thread in the back so she can be strung up. I think this would make a lovely gift or even a gift topper.
I do plan to make lots more of these. It was super fun to create, and now that I did one, I can refine my methods down to what works.
How is YOUR holiday creating coming along?