Monday, December 30, 2013

Fairies, Angels or String People ...

I made lots of these last year and hung them on my Christmas parcels - I called them Angels because it was Christmas and I made them cream and gold. This year I made a whole set of them in rainbow colours, they're currently on my tree but after Christmas I'll be taking them into school to hang in my classroom (I teach in Rainbow class) and this year they are Fairies ;)

Whatever you call them this is how I make them ... 

cut felt into dress shapes

give them arms using the silver twine - make hands by knotting the ends

add a wooden bead to a long length of silver twine and pearl beads for their feet

add their body to their arms and dress and keep in place with the other side of the dress

draw eyes and a smiley face

cut suitably sparkly wing shapes from silver glitter mesh and attach with more of the double sided tape

Hey presto! you've made a Fairy ... or an Angel ...

Don't throw away the scraps of felt - stack them up, thread onto more of the silver twine and turn them into a rainbow coloured felt Christmas tree :)

This is the image that I found online last year which gave me the idea and then I tracked down this blog to find out how to make them


Rebecca Bradshaw said...

These are really cute. Love what you made with the spare bits!

Sid said...

Fab decs. Andrea ....... loving the elegant simplicity.

Tinkertaylor said...

A really fab idea that I "borrowed" this year. Might do the tree dec next . Thanks for sharing