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Welcome to another Wacky Workshops 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.
INDOOR FAIRY CASTLES
- Cardboard rolls
- Box cutters
- Artificial flowers
- Tiny artificial flowers, gemstones and glitter, for decorating
- Tea light battery candles
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Twist the joined wire ends around the tip of the stick.
- Secure with craft glue and cover with a ribbon scrap.
- Add more ribbon and beads near the top of the stick, under the beaded heart, if you choose.
Enjoy the magic!
Planning a fairy party? Check out my tips for making food fit for fairies.
Follow my fairy gardens Pinterest board for more fun projects.
Happy crafting and have a gleeful week, Tamuria.
Angel Stew & Devil's BrewMarch 31, 2016 at 2:02 pm
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.
tamuriaApril 1, 2016 at 6:55 am
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.
Psychic NestApril 3, 2016 at 4:55 am
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!
tamuriaApril 3, 2016 at 2:22 pm
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.