Tag Archives: make your own wings

Fairy Wings on the Fly

24 Aug

wings 3My daughter was in a full panic wanting to have a costume for the New York Renaissance Faire. Unfortunately the Dollar Tree was out of their usual fairy wings so I had to come up with Plan B. Plan B was making my own set of wings. All the items you need can be purchased at the Dollar Tree.

You will need:
2 Plastic clothes hangers
1 Pair of Trouser Socks
1 Package of Gem Flowers
1 Package of Tulle Butterflies.
1 Roll of Tulle any color
1 Roll of Colored Duct Tape

  1. Take 1 trouser sock and carefully slide it over the triangle part of the clothes hanger. Repeat for the second sock.Wings 1
  2. Place the two hanger handle to handle so they make a wing shape and using the colored duct tape, secure the handles together by wrapping the colored tape around the handles.
  3. Glue the gem flowers and tulle butterflies all over the wings using a hot glue gun.
  4. Wrap the duct tape in the colored tulle to give it a whimsical look.
  5. Use the tulle to make shoulder straps.  I cut 3 foot strips of tulle for this.  Throughout the wear during the day we learned to tie it 3 different ways:  around each arm tied in the front, coming under the arms and tying behind the neck, and going over the shoulder, under the arms and tying in the back.Wings 2
  6. Optional Step:  I used ribbon I had leftover from a previous project to decorate the wings more.

I used the left over tulle to decorate her ponytails into a banded style.

Advertisements