Good Morning and welcome to Gill's Fairy Day Blog hop Day 2. This is a 2 day hop for 24th and 25th of June where the line up on both days is different--I am participating on both days so come back for more tomorrow! If you wish to see my project from Day 1, return to posts from yesterday here.
If you arrived here from Vickie's blog then you are in the right spot! If you joined in randomly, you may start at the top of the hop here!
The theme of this hop is FAIRY Day so what we are doing on this hop is bringing together a select few people from all over the world to take part and for them to create a project with a fairy or fairies on it.
This is a differnt kind of hop as along the hop there are letters to find in the postings - not all blogs have the letters but if you gather all the letters then at the end of the hop on day 2 assemble them to create a fairy related word. If you then return to my blog and enter the Mr Linky at the bottom of the post (do not reveal the secret word yet). After the hop i will contact someone at random and ask them to email me with the word - if correct they win some lovely candy from Gill.
For my post today, I wanted to share ideas and a project that was made for my daughter's 3rd birthday--The Fairy Party!! The back yard was transformed into Fairyland for the birthday party--luckily we have wild spiderwort that grows in the back yard and makes a beautiful Fairyland backdrop. As we have never witness a true fairy circle at our own house, we created one with mushrooms bought at the stores and toothpicks to stick them into the ground. Fairy puppets constructed of wooden puppets with felt, yarn and pipecleaner wings were througout the yard near fairy areas. The cake was a two layer round strawber iced with buttercream. The birthday girl wanted fresh flowers on the cake for the deoration and hotpink icing with kelly green trim. Guests were transformed upon arrival into fairies with painted faces and transparent wings.
Next layer on paint and or tissue paper--work so the wings still have some transparency. Feel free to work over the drawn line as the line will be for cutting and you want your layers to be all the way to the cut line.
When the wings are dry, add squiggles or brushstrokes of white glue and sprinkle with glitter! This can be on either side.
To assemble the wings, pleat the flat edge of the wing and hold in place by stapling the edge of the pleat. do this for EACH quadrant of wing. Place the wing pairs--bottoms together and then tops together-- and secure with a few staples i the pleated parts. With clear hot glue, run a bead of glue down the edge of the wing that is not pleated and attach to the top quadrant--repeat for other side. With hotglue attach the ribbons to the wings first leaving tails for tying. In the final step, glue a strip of felt around the stapled wings and ribbons to secure in place and disguise the assembly of the wings. Fairies wings are attached by tying a bow with the ribbons around the arms.
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Now back to the hop -Gill has hidden a number of letters throughtout the hop over both days. I personally do not have a letter on my stop but there are some hidden nearby! Remember to collect all the letters from the hop (they will appear over the 2 days) and assemble to form a fairy related word then return to Gill's blog at the end of the 2 day hop and enter the Mr linky (not revealing the word) for your chance to win candy.
The next stop on the hop is my crafty friend Haidee! Hop on over to see her wonderful creations!