Easy Peg Fairies. - The Magic Onions

Easy Peg Fairies.

I have not suggested we make fairies for K’s Fairy Garden. I wanted her to imagine ‘real’ fairies in it. I wanted her to see, in her minds eye, a little gossamer-clad nymph swinging from her swing. I wanted her to picture a chubby little gnome digging merrily in the moss. This she has done to my hearts content.
Today she asked that we make fairies for her to play with in her garden. I thought it was time.
We collected a few dried bougainvillea flowers from our neighbors yard.
Found our pegs (bought at Michael’s a while back), glue, a little dish, paint brushes, yarn and a marker.

We poured some glue into the little dish.
Cut the bougainvillea flowers to make a straight edge.
We painted the pegs with glue where we wanted our bougainvillea dresses to stick and stuck our pretty pink bougainvillea petals into place.
We painted over them with the glue to seal them into place.

We left them in the sun to dry.
We then arranged our yarn ‘hair’.Snipped it to the right length and stuck it onto our fairies heads. I used my glue gun for this as K was ‘done’ waiting for glue to dry!
I tied the little girl’s hair into two ponytails with another piece of yarn and gave her two eyes using the permanent marker.
K decided the Mom Fairie’s hair was so very beautiful left long.
She has been playing with her two new friends all afternoon. They are not, however, allowed to sleep in the fairy garden… oh no, they are lined up on K’s bedside table, just incase she wakes up in the middle of the night and needs to play!
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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. K made some delightful fairies! I love their flower petal clothes. I also checked out Pink and Green and am happy you helped me discover it!

  2. Oh, so sweet! I love them!

  3. Sooo cute that they made me giggle.

  4. I’d been thinking about making something like these with Cali. She would love those. :) So very cute!

  5. I love making peg people but have never used flower leaves…what a great idea!

    Jamie :)

  6. How cute, I love those yellow ponytails. And the needle felted terrarium in the previous post, so great!

  7. These are so pretty :)

  8. I am enjoying your series! Thanks!

  9. I have really enjoyed and appreciated this whole series of posts! The dolls are very cute. :)

  10. very sweet!

  11. Thanks for all of your inspiration and generous instructions. Linking back with our interpretation. Happy March!


  12. Thank you for all of your generous instructions. You made my day with this article, keep it up!

  13. Thanks for such an adorable idea! We just tried these at my home daycare and added butterflies to the back for wings. Kids LOVED them! Check them out: http://naturalbeginningsdaycare.weebly.com/2/post/2011/03/spring-fairy-day.html

  14. that’s very creative… great designs

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