How to Make a Fairy for the Christmas Tree



A fairy atop the Christmas tree is ideal for those who love fairies. This one is simple to make and you can involve the kids in helping. Make several and share with friends or donate some to Christmas fairs for fundraising.

Steps

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    Assemble the materials. See "Things You'll Need" below.
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    Fold the paper.

    • Fold the handmade paper in half and in half again.
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    • The fold it diagonally to make a cone shape.
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    Trim. Trim the widest part of the cone with pinking shears to make the end rounded.
    • Cut off the very end of the pointed part of the cone with scissors.
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    • Open the paper out to find a circle with a hole in the middle.
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    Bend the wire.

    • Cut a length of aluminium (aluminum) wire about 30 centimeter (11.8 in) / 12" long.
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    • Bend it in half and twist the bent end into a circle. This will be your fairy's head.
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    Attach to the paper. Place the two ends of the wire through the hole in the circle of paper.
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    Wind the wire. Cut some fine gold wire to about 20 centimeter (7.9 in) / 8" and wind it around the top of the paper just below the head.
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    Make a bodice. Cut a piece of aluminium wire about 20 centimeter (7.9 in) / 8" long and make a hook shape in the end. Wind it around the body underneath the head.
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    Make the fairy wings. Take some feathered ribbon and cut it to about 10 centimeter (3.9 in) / 4" in length. Attach this to the fairy's body just below the head with a piece of fine wire, ensuring that it is equal on either side.
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    Place your beautiful fairy on top of the tree.
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    Finished.

Tips

  • Use gold and silver colours if possible to add Christmas elegance.
  • If you can't get handmade paper, purchase paper that is of good quality and has an enchanting design.

Things You'll Need

  • sheet of handmade wrapping paper
  • gold aluminium (aluminum) wire
  • fine gold wire
  • feathered ribbon
  • pinking shears
  • scissors

Sources and Citations

  • VideoJug A video of making a fairy for the Christmas tree. Original source of article. Shared with permission and appreciation.

Article Info

Categories: Christmas Decorations