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Making a Fall Flower Fairy, Part Three

26 Sep

DSC_9101RESIZEThis is the final post in my Fall Flower Fairy series, but I should be getting photographs of this project soon, so this isn’t the last you’ll see of it! The first two posts can be found here and here.

This post will cover the process of making the headpiece and wand, but I skimped a little bit on the photographs. If you are interested in seeing the start to finish process I have a video that shows me making the accessories, and it can be watched here!

If you recall my post about making the skirt, I made the tulle layer to long and had to cut off quite a bit.

DSC_8872 I saved this bit and ended up using it as the base for this crown. I also used some Christmas ribbon and a bit of plastic boning.

As per usual I measured my head, then cut the boning a little longer than the measurement. The ribbon, which will be used to cover the boning was cut to be an inch longer.

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I started by stitching the tulle onto the ribbon, then I trimmed the edges to make everything even.

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 I folded the ribbon upward and sewed it into a channel, then threaded the boning through. When that was done I stitched the ends together and bam, I had a crown!

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 …Then I hot glued a bunch of crap onto it. That is literally the entire process. I used lot’s of fake berries, feathers, grain, and even fake pumpkins to make this look a bit more unique and less generic. I think I was successful, it certainly doesn’t look like any flower crown i’ve seen before.

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 Some nicer photos of the finished piece.

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Since i’ve used the word fairy in the title of this project I wanted to make a wand. Okay, so that’s kind of an excuse, the main reason I wanted to make a wand is because i’m terribly awkward in photos, especially when it comes to my hands. A prop is a good distraction from this.

I decided to use a walking stick as a base. My Grandpa carved this one for me when I was very young and i’ve grown so much that it’s nowhere near tall enough to be functional. It has some sentimental value, but has been collecting dust in the basement for eight years, so I was happy to find a use for it.

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It has my name carved into it and everything!

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 I used an empty ribbon spool as a base for flowers.

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…Then glued flowers onto it. I don’t know why I didn’t take any photos of this process, but clearly, I didn’t.

It was pretty straightforward, a lot of fiddling around and holding things in place for many minutes since hot glue is a lot less function when it comes to non porous materials!! Flowers kept falling off since I didn’t hold them for long enough, it  was quite the mess. But i’m happy with the end result, I think it’s cute, and certainly fit for a fairy!

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 Here are some worn photos of the whole thing together.

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DSC_9101RESIZE Thanks for reading!

 
8 Comments

Posted by on September 26, 2014 in Fashion & Fantasy, The Making Of

 

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8 responses to “Making a Fall Flower Fairy, Part Three

  1. Renata Tarnay

    September 26, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Angela, the flowers nested within the tulle are beautiful, I love the idea!

     
  2. Nancy York

    September 26, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Beauty and talent that is you my Dear.

     
  3. Linda Barney

    September 26, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Beautiful costume. I went to “Winterthur” in Wilmington, Delaware last week and they had an exhibit that made me think of you. They have the actual costumes from the “Downton Abbey” show. The designers used vintage fabric on some of the costumes. I know it’s not your usual time period but those costumes were fabulous. Lots of hand beading, lace and velvet. Lots of people were taking photos. The wedding gown was gorgeous. The exhibit is there until January 4.

     
  4. Katie Brewer

    September 26, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Very ingenious technique, and the end result is wonderful! This is such an inspiring blog =)

     
  5. Ugne

    September 29, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Your skin is amazing, how do you keep it so white?:D

     
  6. amydoesthings

    October 19, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Really stunning! New fan of yours.

     
  7. Neni

    February 21, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    You are so beautiful and the dress is amazing. You look like a fairy. I love your youtube channel🙂

     

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