Halloween 2012: Fairyland
If there is any holiday that the creative spirit in me loves best, it is Halloween. This year my daughter was head over heels about fairies - which created a fabulous opportunity for costume making.
She was particularly excited about being a "Garden Fairy" - so, inspired by gorgeous DIY fairy costumes on Pinterest here, here and here, I set out to make my own. A quick trip to the fabric store to pick up ribbons (brown, gold & leaf trim) and a couple colours of tulle (green, brown & pink), and I was off to the races. I actually just used this method to make the dress - I just made it longer than I would have for a skirt length tutu. I love a no sew project. (If you can't find rolls of 6" tule, just buy a yard/meter of each colour, and cut into 4-6" strips).
Next I needed Wings (way cheaper and easier just to order from Amazon) , and Floral accents. For this, I went to Michaels and purchased a couple of stems of fabric flowers. For the crown I simply bent this into a crown shape, and taped together using floral tape - snipping off and relocating some branches to give an even look. The big rose in the front is just tucked into the tutu/ribbon knots.
The finished piece was a big hit!