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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Fairy Mask Instructions

You will need:
A Hot Glue Gun
Fake Leaves (I prefer rose leaves)
Satin Ribbon
Flowers and Crystals (optional)
First pull off the plastic backs of several leaves. This will make them easier to work with and softer.
Arrange them around until you like the design. I measured the space between my daughter's eyes and made a few adjustments right before gluing.
Lift each leaf one at a time and apply a thin line of hot glue where the leaves overlap. When the entire front side is glued flip it over and glue three strips of ribbon on both sides for the ties.
Then cover the glue and strings with another leaf on each side. The ribbon is sandwiched between two leaves.
I accented the front with two cherry blossoms and my daughter chose heart centers. I would have went with dainty flat back pearls but it IS her mask. You can add glitter, line the eyes with crystals or anything her heart desires.


My camera shy little loves masks. Give her a mask and she goes from blushing darling to camera diva.
Leaves create the most realistic fairy costumes. So save them! Once you have enough you can create magical leaf covered photo frames, gift boxes or even complete fairy costumes.

A very special thank you to Red Bird Photography for sharing this amazing shot of the leaf fairy wings I designed for her fantasy fairy sessions. I hope you have a magical day!!
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30 comments:

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Oh my TuTu's Bliss........everytime that I think that I'm a little creative I read your posts and feel inadequate. You're giving me a complex, lol.
That's one of the sweetest things that I've ever seen and leave it to you my friend :)
I can just see this on your darling beautiful child. Girl, when she gets older, you're gonna be beating them off with a stick. (I just let my husband kill the first one and let word get around).
My oldest, our only son turns 24 years old today. I can't believe it!!
Treasure, treasure, treasure these days when they are little.

Steady On
Reggie Girl

annie kelleher said...

that is just darling!!! i love it!!! im off to the craft store!!!!

blueviolet said...

This is just the coolest thing. I'm so glad you shared it!

♥ Kathy said...

That is AWESOME Jen!! I love it :) And I love the pics you sent to my email! They are beautiful! I can't wait to post them to my blog ♥

~*Michelle*~ said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it~! I am a sucker for tu-tus and fairy stuff. :)

Jenners said...

These were so magical! I would have LOVED these as a child! And the photo of the baby with the wings so reminds me of Anne Geddes -- I just love her photos! One of my dreams when I had my son was to have Anne Geddes photograph him in all her creative ways. What a lovely little blog you have here!

Misty Rice-Baniewicz said...

Very cool....

PS: Guess what actually went out yesterday????

Hmmmm.....

April said...

What a cute little mask...you're very talented! Love that baby bottom! Happy Wordful Wednesday!

Amy said...

Wow, I have to say you are very talented. I love your work.

Missy said...

That is the cutest little mask I've ever seen.

Sarah said...

These are beautiful! My girls will both want them. Did you hot glue the ones for the wings on to an already made set of wings? Love it!

The Blonde Duck said...

I NEEEDDDD a fairy mask!

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

Oh man!!!!! Those are unbelieveable!!!

Hmmm.... my kids are too old... but if I bribe them... do you think they'll let me make and put the fairy wings on 'em?

No? Nah... I didn't think so... drat!

Angela said...

lOVE IT!!

Krystyn said...

What a great idea! You are super-duper creative!

Midwest Mommy said...

You are so creative!

Brenda said...

How artistic you are! I am sure mine would not turn out that well.

Leanne said...

Gorgeous little mask.

I love the fairy wings, they're just perfect.

angie said...

What a fantastic mask and wings. :)

Whitney said...

So cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog. For some weird reason I haven't been able to "blog hop" until to today, but I'm glad that I stopped by!

Chris said...

My six year old daughter is now officially jealous!

Thanks a lot.

Seriously, great job!

Becky said...

That is beautiful. We will definitely be doing this in our near future.

Bee and Rose said...

This is the perfect project for our Fairy themed Easter party! ThAnK yOu!

Momma Chae said...

Oh My Goodness! My little one is just turning 2 this month, so she isn't quite aware of girly things yet,(plays with her brother's trains) but I just know that she will think these masks are heavenly in a year or so. I wish I had some of these when I was a little girl.

HeatherPride said...

Awwwww, what's more adorable than a nekkid fairy!!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Beautiful masks and so clever. I'll have to remember this the next time the need arises. That doesn't happen too often but one never knows.

Shangrila said...

This is beautiful! I've been looking for projects to celebrate spring with my kids and this is perfect! Thanks. :)

Mary Beth said...

how adorable!!!! I love these

Corey~living and loving said...

WOW! what a totally cool idea. :) I have never thought to do that. Does you daughter like wearing it?

MariZcreationZ said...

I love your blog! Makes me miss the days when my baby was little-Now 14- going into high school :(