Friday, July 10, 2009

The Clothespin Fairy

Anna and I decided to make some Clothes pin Fairies. If you would like to make one the supply list is.
Clothes pins( the kind you need for this we only found at Micheal's craft store)
Sparkle paper or tissue paper
Pipe cleaners
Fine tip Marker
Glue/ Glue gun.( We found that the glue gun is the best way to assure that the fairy does not lose her lovely accessories, regular white glue just does not hold up as well.)
Fake Flowers ( Dollar store is a great place to get these!)


We dumped out all our supplies on the table. Anna thinks the bigger the mess the better the fairy you will end up with. I think this may be some sort of folkish saying or old wives tale for the clothes pin fairy.


Next you paint the clothes pin however you would like. Blue shoes, pink top, orange pants what ever suits your fancy.

The Next step is to take yarn or pipe cleaners and make some arms and then also wrap it around the body for a top.


You can then cut the center out of your flower and pull it onto the clothes pin and glue into place and she has a fabulous skirt!

Now you choose the hair and glue that on and draw a beautiful fairy face.


The last part is the most important the fairy wings. Take a rectangular piece of tissue and squish it right in the center. Anna and I like to make a knot in the center so it stays in place and the wings flair out.
And then glue this onto the back of the fairy.


Find somewhere very special to put your fairies so that you can surprise anyone who may come across them rather unexpectedly. Then you enjoy all the smiles it brings.


For you make me glad by your deeds, O LORD; I sing for joy at the works of your hands. Psalm 92:4


  1. Dear Heather,

    How cute! I love them! We'll have to look for flat clothespins like that. I've just made a Merry and Pippin clothespin doll, but they are still bald. I'll have to hot glue their hair on so it sticks better (I still have to "harvest" some from my mom's dog :) ).

    I bet you have wild food that's WAY more exciting than red clover where you live! There's probably stuff there that people pay money for elsewhere!



  2. Clothespin dolls are so cute and fun to make. I still have one of Martin Luther that my now almost 21 y.o. son made years ago when we were studying the reformation. ;o)

    Love, Heather

  3. i love these--they are adorable! Thanks for sharing.:)


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