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HOW TO MAKE FANTASTIC CASTLES AND WANDS, FIT FOR A FAIRY.

Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – fairy castles and wands.

The sweet little fairy houses are for the indoor fairy.

Made from cardboard rolls and felt, they will not cope with outside weather but put a little tea light battery candle inside and you have the sweetest night light.

What I love about the wands in this project is that they are made using sticks, so have an extra whimsical feel to them.

LET’S GET STARTED

INDOOR FAIRY CASTLES

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Castles fit for a fairy

SUPPLIES

 

  • Cardboard rolls
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Box cutters
  • Glue
  • Pen
  • Artificial flowers
  • Tiny artificial flowers, gemstones and glitter, for decorating
  • Tea light battery candles

 

METHOD

 

  • Place the cardboard roll on the felt and roll until there is just a small overlap.
  • Mark this with a pen and then cut the felt to fit the roll.

 

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Measure the felt to fit the roll.

 

  • Holding the felt around the roll, draw windows and doors with a pen.
  • Use the scissors to cut these out and then cover the roll with the felt again and mark the windows and door on the roll.
  • Use scissors and box cutters to cut holes for the windows and door.
  • Cover the entire roll with glue and then the felt – matching the window/door holes on the felt to the ones on the roll.

 

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Align the window and door holes on the felt and cardboard roll.

  • Cut the flower stem until it is 6 – 8 cm long, then bend in toward the bottom of the flower.
  • Glue the flower upside down onto the top of the cardboard roll.
  • Decorate with flowers and glitter, add a battery operated candle and enjoy.

 

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These look so sweet with the little battery candles inside.

FAIRY WANDS

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Fairy wands

SUPPLIES

 

  • Stick – between 20 and 30 cm long
  • Ribbon Scraps
  • Wire – thin enough it is easy to bend
  • Assorted beads with the holes large enough for the wire to go through.
  • Craft glue.

 

METHOD

 

  • Cut a length of wire about 40 cm long.
  • Add beads to the wire, leaving a 10 cm space on each end.
  • Wind the wire ends tightly together.
  • Opposite the join, push the wire inwards to form a heart shape.

 

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Make a heart shape with the beaded wire.

 

  • Twist the joined wire ends around the tip of the stick.
  • Secure with craft glue and cover with ribbon scrap.
  • Add more ribbon and beads near the top of the stick, under the beaded heart, if you choose.

Enjoy the magic!

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Enjoy the magic.

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I hope you enjoyed these projects. If you did, be sure and share.

Visit my Pinterest board for more wonderfully fun fairy projects.

Happy crafting and have a gleeful week, Tamuria.

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. I’m so happy you stopped by my blog today because it brought me right back to yours and with this first visit, reading this first post, I KNOW, I am going to love hanging out here! 😀 I love your fairy castles and wands! AND you’ve sparked my creativity to make some of my own. I will and I’ll link back. Thanks so much for stopping by.

    • Welcome Karen, so glad you visited. I could see from your blog that you are really creative so I feel honoured to have inspired you with one of my little projects. It’s always exciting to connect with another writer/crafter/grandmother, and I’m looking forward to reading more of your life adventures too.

  2. Oh my, they are so easy to make and so adorable! The top part of the wand (the heart) can be used to the castle as a decoration too! Thank you for this lovely post!

    Zaria
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    • That’s such a great idea to use the heart as a castle decoration – would look so cute! Thanks for visiting and commenting – glad you enjoyed it.

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