Yesterday's assignment:. I had to make a pair of fairy wings for Delia. (who is not wearing them in this photo, by the way, they seem to be made of poison in her opinion.) Sadie has a pair that were a lovely gift and Delia needed a pair too, right? So Sadie said because sharing that type of thing is hard. I don't think I would share my fairy wings. Actually, I know I would not. Swap occasionally? Sure. But share one pair? No way. I also don't feel as gross about acquiring two of the same toy when I can make it. And it's not like anyone needs to twist my arm to make toys for the girls. The skirt I made from the woodland elf costume 2 Halloweens ago and is a favorite. But again, we only have one.
Okay, these wings had to be made from items I had around the house and I had to do it with the girls around so it was a very fun challenge and am so happy with how they turned out. I think that making a few pairs all at the same time (3-4?) would be the best way to go-for gifts, etc.
Two wire coat hangers are locked together here and then taped (no duct tape in the house!) to secure. Then I stretched the nylons over the hangers, one wing in each leg-the extra I wrapped around the tape in the middle and then taped again. (I actually had nylons from the last wedding I was in-amazing.)
Then out came the spray paint, glue gun, fabric pens, felt, and ribbon. I got a wicked blister on my finger from the glue gun and the wings are kind of heavy, but overall it worked out just fine. I threaded thin elastic through the middle for sliding the arms into and used pipe cleaners to edge the wings (more photos here) and there is a good homemade version with directions here that I found after I was done (duh!) I forgot glitter!!