Wednesday, April 22, 2009

How to Make a Button Fairy Doll - Great Earth Day Project!

Happy Earth Day! Here is a fun (and addicting) project to make if you love dolls, altered art and quick projects. It's a great way to use up those extra buttons you may have at the bottom of your sewing basket.


Thread several buttons onto a piece of flexible wire that is 10-11 inches long. Push the buttons towards the middle leaving wire at both ends.

Select wings and a face or a face with a torso. Use a glue stick to glue them onto poster board. Cut out, leaving an area between the wings uncut (please see photo.) This is where you will glue your top button so important to leave it there.

Place tacky glue on bottom front of doll's torso. Slide it under the top button. The top of the wire goes behind the doll and will be used as a hanger. Let dry.

Glue the doll onto the wings with tacky glue. Let dry. Decorate as desired. Isn't she lovely?

Some other examples of button fairies to get your creative juices flowing:


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Lisa Kettell said...

These are gorgeous!

LynnF said...

I think your fairies are simply wonderful! LynnF

Barbi said...

Agreed, these are great!

Elle said...

Love your button dolls! Your directions are so easy to follow that I think I will be making these, too! Elle

Tolegranny said...

What fun the dolls look. They are wonderful.

Peggy B said...

Yes they are wonderful ornaments to hang anywhere!! Thank you for sharing!! I have loads of buttons..I can't wait to try it.

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