Make your own Fairy Wings!

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Recently our friends at Disney Family shared the following directions for making your own fairy wings. Upon reviewing them I though to myself, by changing the color of the fabric, shape of the wire etc. Disney fans could make ANY fairy wings they wanted, to include Maleficent wings!

 

What You’ll Need
Wire cutters
Tape measure
Scrapbook paper or cardstock (purplish-blue, light orange or tan, green, brown, and white)
16-gauge general purpose wire (sold in most hardware stores)
Pencil
Duct tape
Sheer white tights (or any other color that works with your idea!)
Hot glue gun
Wide white sewing elastic
Two 4-inch squares of white felt (or any other color that works with your idea!)
 Faux white fur, white craft feathers, and/or white curly ribbon ((or any other color that works with your idea!)
Glitter glue
Small paintbrush
How To Make Your Wings

1.Cut two 29-inch lengths of wire to use for the top set of wings and two 26-inch lengths for the bottom set.
2. Form a circle with each wire length, overlapping the ends by an inch and taping them firmly together.

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3. Make sure the edges of the tape are well pressed down so there are no rough edges for the wing material to catch on.

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4.  Stretch one of the legs of the tights over one of the larger circles so that the top of the wing fits snuggly into the toe. (The wire circle will naturally narrow in the process due to the tension exerted by the stretchy material.) Gather the tight at the bottom of the wing, pulling it taut. Then cut the material 2 or 3 inches from where you are holding it and tightly knot it. Use the other leg of the tight to cover the second larger circle in the same manner.

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5. Cut the remaining leg portions from the tights (they should resemble short tubes) and use them to cover the smaller wire circles as you did the larger ones. Note: Because there’s no toe in these sections, first you’ll need to turn each tube inside out, tightly knot the top, and then turn the tube right side out again.

6. Next, cut a pair of 18-inch lengths from the sewing elastic to use for shoulder straps. Glue the ends of each strap to the sides of one of the felt squares, as shown.

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7.  Glue the bases of a top and bottom wing securely to one side of the felt square (make sure you don’t mistakenly glue down the elastic strap in the process). Glue the remaining two wings to the opposite side.

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8.  For the finishing touch, glue the second felt square on top of the wing bases and decorate it with faux fur, craft feathers, and/or ribbon.

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Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

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