Learn how to create a quick and easy (and adorable!) woodland fairy costume for your little one. In the steps below we will show you how to create a flower
headpiece, floral wand, and fairy wings.
Items you will need. We used 3 large peonies in assorted colors, 1 hydrangea bloom, ribbon, and 6 dieffenbachia leaves. You will also need glue, scissors, white felt, floral tape, wire cutters, a small foam sphere, and a hair clip or headband for the headpiece.
1. Flower Headpiece. Remove the flower head or clip down one of the larger flowers to use for your headpiece.
Cut 2 small circles out of the white felt. Hot glue one of the circles to the back of the flower.
Hot clue the second piece of felt to your hair clip or head band and glue to the first felt circle. Your hairpiece is done!
2. Fairy Wand. Clip apart the hydrangea bloom into smaller clusters to use for your fairy wand and insert into the foam sphere, covering the entire ball.
Clip the stem off of one of your other silk flowers - this will be used for the wand handle! Cut a few pieces of ribbon in various lengths and glue together.
Attach the ribbons to the flower stem and insert the wand handle into the foam sphere. You may want to use a little hot glue here as well to secure the handle. Your fairy wand is finished!
3. Fairy Wings. The dieffenbachia leaves have wired stems! Shape the wire stems in arcs to make the wing base. We used 3 leaves per side but you can add more depending on the size and fullness of your fairy costume.
Cut out 2 rectangular pieces of white felt. Once you have shaped the leaves, hot glue the stems to the first piece of felt. Let dry. Attach the second felt rectangle on the top of the stems. This will secure your fairy wing base and give you extra space to glue your flowers!
Trim the stems of the leaves. Don't worry if they are showing a little, the flowers we attach later will cover that!
Cut 2 long pieces of ribbon. These will be used to hold the wings onto your little one. Make sure to measure first to make sure the ribbon is long enough to tie around your child's shoulders and under their arms. Hot glue the ribbon to either side of the felt.
Finally, add your woodland fairy faux flowers by simply hot gluing them to the felt. We used 2 large peonies and filled with with greenery and leftover hydrangea clusters.
Tie on the wings, clip in the headpiece and enjoy your woodland fairy costume!