How to Make Fairy Wings

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    Make a pretty set of fairy wings with this fun and easy project. Fairy wings can be as elaborate or simple as you have time for. Fairy wings are a necessary addition to any little girl's dress-up trunk.

    Things You'll Need

    • Craft wire
    • Duct tape
    • Pair of pantyhose
    • Elastic
    • Sewing needle
    • Thread
    • Scissors
    • Wire cutter
    • Fabric
    • Ribbons
    • Sequins
    • Glitter

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    Begin with a piece of aluminum wire purchased from a craft store. Thicker wire makes for sturdier wings. The piece may be anywhere from 5 feet long for a small child to 10 feet long for an adult.

    Shape the wire into a large circle and tape the ends together with duct tape to prevent any sharp poking.

    Twist the large circle once so that it becomes a figure-eight. Fasten the intersection with some tape to prevent shifting.

    Bend each side of the figure-eight into a wing shape. Be creative; there is no right or wrong way. Pointy angular wings and round wings are both cute.

    Cut the legs off of a pair of pantyhose. Stretch one leg over each side of the wings. Tie the open ends of the legs together in a knot in the middle of the inside part of the wings.

    Decorate the wings. Use sequins, ribbon and glitter to personalize the fairy wings and sew pretty and sheer fabric onto the pantyhose. Use multiple fabrics for a patchwork design.

    Sew elastic loops onto the back of each wing for armholes.