Phoey. This craft was a real pain in the butt and doesn’t look half as good as I wanted it to. I told you not all my ideas are good. It was fun to make but it took entirely too long and at the end of the day it looks like a trash fairy on top of the tree instead of the Christmas Angel of Recycling.
I’m not even going to write a how-to because I have no clue what I did. I just pulled out my trusty glue gun, Glubert, and made it work. I’m thinking there could have been a better way. Like maybe some of my cuts could have been inverted to create the wings…maybe some better dart cuts to create a better bodice shape… I don’t know. I challenge someone to make it better! Surely there is someone out there just as crazy as I am with a glue gun.
Seven hot glue burns later I obliterated four milk jugs and created something foppish to sit on top of Bethany’s tree. I decided she wasn’t an improvement over the bouncy star Bethany had up there and demoted her to the kitchen.
She makes a pretty good kitchen fairy, I think. Besides, I like leaving behind artwork for Bethany to look at every day. It’s sort of my inside joke for me, since I know half of it will magically get lost in the move when they are relocated to Washington DC this coming February. (Bethany’s husband, Troy, is in the military and he got a promotion! Though yes, we will miss them fiercly.)
I’m sorry poor Kitchen Fairy. I don’t think you’re going to make the cut. But enjoy guarding the dish rack while you can!