I have a tiny girl who loves fairies, and lots of nieces who also love fairies, and I am often called upon to tell rambling fairy stories to them, and am somewhat of a fairy expert in their eyes. Given that I am also trying to do the whole handmade present thing lately, I thought I would share with you some of the stuff I've been making for said fairy loving girls.
I thought I'd show you how I made a fairy crown, or wreath, and a fairy bed.
Both of which have already been gifted, and very much enjoyed.
Please note however, that I can't read crochet, so this will be quite the basic tutorial, along the lines of:: "crochet a straight line."
So, lets begin.
Step One: Crochet a straight line!
I did mine in a thick green wool, as I'm going for the flowery fairy crown or wreath look. I used my daughters head to size the length. This is the head band you will attach the flowers to.
Then, I crocheted six flowers.
Sewed the flowers to the base of the headband.
I had some bells lying around, so sewed bells to the middle of some of the flowers, so that when the fairy is wearing her crown, and shakes her head, you will hear bells pealing.
Keep attaching the flowers evenly.
Then, when you have attached all the flowers, sew the ends of the headband together, and Ta-dah, a fairy headband! Or Fairy Crown! Or Fairy Wreath!
Whichever your young fairy prefers.
As I was taking the above photo, I realised I should take a photo of the quilt in Daughter#2's room.
My Mum made quilts for all my children when they were born. I love this one.
So, the next thing I made was a fairy bed box. The first one I made I forgot to photograph before it was gifted. This is one I had to make, as Daughter#2 loved her cousins so much, I had to make another for her!!
So, grab either a wooden or cardboard box. I used wood for the first, but this one is just a cardboard box. I then cut out pictures of fairies from an old fairy book I scored from a charity shop, and decoupaged the box.
Crocheted a tiny fairy pillow.
And a tiny fairy blanket.
Snuggle the fairy in with her fairy pillow and blanket, pop the lid on, and ta-dah, Fairy Bed!
The first one I made, I didn't actually include a fairy, as one of the games I play with daughter#2 and her cousins, is quite an elaborate fairy game in which we all have our own imaginary fairies (mines is called Sylvia!), and I called the box "Leafy's magic Fairy Box" and left it up to Leafy's owner to imagine her snuggled in to her pillow and blanket.
It has apparently worked quite well!