Hello! I am happy to finally have a tutorial to share today, but first I have to say that my heart goes out to not only the lives lost, and the people injured yesterday in Boston, but to all of those affected. All are in my thoughts and prayers.
During the Christmas season, I found a few of these sweet little Napco angels, and since I never did anything with them then, I decided they would become spring fairies instead. When I think about a make believe world where it would be spring all of the time, I think of fairies, flowers, pink mushrooms, glitter, and sparkles. That is exactly what I attempted to capture in this little assemblage.
You'll want to punch a scalloped circle out of chipboard or sturdy cardstock. Cover those in vintage fabric, and then trim out your scallops. Adhere a circle to both the bottom and top of your vintage spool.
The photos of how I made the garland the fairy is holding did not turn out, but simply take a piece of your pink and white twine, and glue flowers sequins to one side and the little circle sequins to the other side. (I used the Spring Mix sequins )
Once you have created your sequin garland and it has dried, simply glue the garland to your fairies little hands.
Glue your fairy in place. Then cut apart your paper posies and cut the stem from your mushrooms. Add a line of glue around the fairy and the top circle and layer your flowers, mushrooms, and more sequins in a pleasing manner.
To make the banner, I simply created a little banner using picmonkey, printed that on cardstock, and carefully cut it out. To create the "poles", I rubbed glue all over two toothpicks and wrapped them in pink and white twine. Once the banner is dry, add glue to the back of your fairy and glue in place. I added a flower on both sides behind the "poles" to provide extra support.
Tear a strip of vintage fabric and tie a bow on the bottom of your spool. Embellish that with another flower and some flower sequins. Once everything is dry, embellish the whole thing with Stickles glitter glue! I used Diamond and a bit of Gold on the wings.
I was able to put together a few kits for this project, including the vintage fairy and all of the elements used. If you prefer that, you can find those right here.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and please, if you create one, let me know. I would love to see.
Happy crafting, Cerri xo