Originally posted for Amelia and Me
I do! Fairy lore is such a fascinating subject with many different
versions and variations. I love the ideology behind Disney's fairies
based on James Barrie's book- the idea that a fairy is created from the
first laugh of a child is just magical!
knew I wanted to put some fairies in my home, but I am the mother of 3
BOYS and I am sure they would be less than thrilled if I blatantly
displayed fairies around our home. I also thought about how the magic is
in the idea that these tiny creatures are around us all the time we
just don't see them.
I am in love with lantern's this year, but
boy are they pricey! I did a quick search at the Silhouette store and
found all I needed to successfully 'hide' some fairies in my home.
Silhouette Cutting Machine
Cardstock (you can use any color you want!)
A glue pen or adhesive
The lantern is pretty and we are going to add a little fairy silhouette!
First you open the file in Studio and zoom in on one of the blank sides.
up the fairy file and size her to fit inside the box. Now you want to
make sure that she overlaps a tiny bit on the top and bottom.
Then you are going to click the fairy and the box. Then right click and weld.
how the lines just flow right into the frame? That is exactly what you
want! Now we line up all the pieces to the lantern on our mat and cut
the spatula tool to gently remove from mat and carefully fold the
dotted lines and start to put the lantern together using a glue pen or
other favorite adhesive.
Then you are finished!
the fairy just so cute! These are perfect for tea lights - I recommend
battery operated-after all we did make this out of a paper. I am going
to display mine in my window and maybe just make one in every color!
What color are you going to make yours?