How to Make Fairy Wings

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Make a pretty set of fairy wings with this fun and easy project. Fairy wings can be as elaborate or simple as you have time for. Fairy wings are a necessary addition to any little girl's dress-up trunk.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Craft wire
  • Duct tape
  • Pair of pantyhose
  • Elastic
  • Sewing needle
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutter
  • Fabric
  • Ribbons
  • Sequins
  • Glitter

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  1. 1

    Begin with a piece of aluminum wire purchased from a craft store. Thicker wire makes for sturdier wings. The piece may be anywhere from 5 feet long for a small child to 10 feet long for an adult.

  2. 2

    Shape the wire into a large circle and tape the ends together with duct tape to prevent any sharp poking.

  3. 3

    Twist the large circle once so that it becomes a figure 8. Fasten the intersection with some tape to prevent shifting.

  4. 4

    Bend each side of the figure 8 into a wing shape. Be creative; there is no right or wrong way. Pointy angular wings and round wings are both cute.

  5. 5

    Cut the legs off of a pair of pantyhose. Stretch one leg over each side of the wings. Tie the open ends of the legs together in a knot in the middle of the inside part of the wings.

  6. 6

    Decorate the wings. Use sequins, ribbon and glitter to personalize the fairy wings and sew pretty and sheer fabric onto the pantyhose. Use multiple fabrics for a patchwork design.

  7. 7

    Sew elastic loops onto the back of each wing for armholes.

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