I have two baby boys and their newborn pictures consisted of a plain, black background, cuddled up in the nude sleeping! that's it! No props, no frills. Don't get me wrong, they are still very precious but with little girls, there are so much more creative things you can do. The ideas are endless. I've made TuTus and headbands for baby girls but wanted to try and make fairy wings also. I don't know why it's not like I have a daughter but I love making girly things. You can use these for photo opportunities or Halloween. This tutorial will show you how to make them but the EASY, lazy way. I'm all about that.
- 2 wire hangers
- Pair of white knee high stockings
- Fabric paint, glitter, jewels, flowers, ribbons etc.
- Masking tape or any type of tape
- Paint brush
Hangers come in different sizes, have different ends, shapes and corners, never realized this until this project. Some are easier to bend (white ones) and some are heavier than some. Just make sure you have two of the exact same ones.
First, hold the hanger like this.
Keep holding hanger with left hand firmly and pull out and downwards with the right hand. I'm a lefty so I did it that way.
Next, bend the hook backwards. Then squeeze in to make as narrow and flat as possible. No need to have a wire cutter at all. Having the hook bent back instead of cutting, holds the 2 wings more sturdier when taped together.
Bring out the knee highs! Steal 'em from granny if you have to.
The Hook of the hanger should be at the halfway length of the stocking. Knot one end, then the other. Make sure the ugly white footed area does not show. Keep in mind: the tighter the stocking is pulled over the hanger and knotted, the easier it will be to paint on.
Below, marked in red, is an example of how you can shape the wires to your preference-There are no set rules for fairy wings! :) As long as they both match!
Keep in mind that anything goes fairy with wings-I hate painting and is terrible at it but-whenever I made a mistake, I would soak the brush with ALOT of water and try to remove the messy parts. Somehow it looked like a design and intentional. I repainted until I got the look and feel that I wanted. So easy.
Thank you to my cute little models.
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