Here’s my little flower fairy in the backyard wearing the magical childrens fairy wings that Maia and I made for her. We used contact paper and flower petals to upcycle a pair of torn fairy wings. Aren’t they beautiful?
Do you have an old set of fairy wings laying around the house? Chances are you have a set or two if you have a little girl in the house. And chances are they’re torn, as the nylon stocking material rips so easily.
You can repurpose your wings in just a few easy steps!
HOW TO UPCYCLE CHILDRENS FAIRY WINGS
- 1 old set of torn fairy wings (or a strong but bendable wire)
- Transparent contact paper
- Gathered flower petals
Step 1 :: First remove the fabric and leave only the wire frame and arm bands.
Step 2 :: Then trim a piece of contact paper to fit each wing segment. Peel off the paper backing and lay the wire frame on top of it. Cut around the edges and leave approximately an extra ½ inch border.
Step 3 :: Now fold the extra border over the wire frame and repeat this step until each wing segment is covered with contact paper.
Step 4 :: After this, collect flowers from your yard, park or store-bought bouquet. Leaves and transparent tissue paper bits are great options too!
Step 5 :: Next, begin to arrange the flower blossoms on the contact paper (sticky side up).
Step 6 :: Then, cover the fairy wings with flower petals until you like how they look!
Step 7 :: Afterwards, lay a section of contact paper over the flowers (sticky side down). Use your hands to press and smooth the contact paper to the edges. Trim the paper so it is flush with the edges.
Step 8 :: Finally, repeat Step 7 with each of the remaining wing segments.
Step 9 :: At last let your little flower fairy try the wings on! (Note: Daphne wore these for all of 10 minutes then Maia wore them for the rest of the morning.)
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