How to Make a Christmas Snowflake Fairy

Here is how to make a beautiful Christmas snowflake fairy to adorn your Christmas tree.

Steps

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    Gather your supplies. See list below under "Things You'll Need".
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    Cut two pieces of wire: one 3 1/2″ long, and the other 7″ long.
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    Fold the long piece in half. Using the wire cutters, bend “hands” on each end of the shorter piece. Place it over the folded wire and wrap the folded end all the way around to form the body and neck.
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    Cut two pieces of felt: one 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and the other 1″ square.
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    Wrap the rectangular piece of felt around the arms and, using a ladder stitch, sew closed.
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    Cut two “armhole” notches in the square felt. Wrap it around the body and sew closed. Make a few stitches over the shoulders to keep it from sliding down.
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    Cut out a paper snowflake with a radius of about 2”.
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    Using the paper snowflake as your template, cut a snowflake skirt out of felt. You could also skip steps 7 and 8 and use a starched crochet snowflake instead.
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    Embellish snowflake as desired.
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    Slip the skirt onto the fairy body feet-first.
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    Sew the skirt to the body with a few small stitches.
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    For the optional underskirt, cut tulle 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2”.
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    Gather one long end of the tulle and sew it to the body below the snowflake.
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    Slip beads onto the legs and bend “feet” at the ends.
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    Bend the silver pipe cleaner into a wing shape.
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    Use hot glue or sew the wings to the back of the body.
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    Put a dab of glue on the neck and slip on the head.
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    Wrap the roving around your finger and make into a hairdo. You could use a felting needle to form it into shape if you’d like. Attach to head with glue. Add a few beads or other embellishments as desired. Check that she looks a lot like this now.
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    Prop your fairy up in a spool of thread or a small cup and paint pink cheeks, a dot for a nose, and black eyes.
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    Paint a red mouth and white highlights in the eyes. Let dry and she’s done!
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    Finished.

Tips

  • Place invisible thread on your fairy to hang her from the tree.
  • Give your snowflake fairy to a little child who will appreciate your kindness.
  • Make a few of these and feature them regularly around the Christmas tree.

Things You'll Need

  • A wooden bead for the head (approx 3/4″ in diameter)
  • Cloth covered wire for the body and appendages
  • White felt
  • Optional tulle
  • Seed beads
  • A silver pipe cleaner for the wings
  • Wool roving for the hair
  • Black, white, red and pink paint for the face
  • Paint brushes
  • Glue
  • White thread
  • Wire cutters
  • Sharp scissors
  • A small needle

Sources and Citations

  • This is an original Kristin La Flamme design. Original source of article, Kristin La Flamme, Musings. Shared with permission and appreciation.

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