DIY Wedding Ideas: Flower Girl Fairy

flower girl doll

Your flower girl will swoon over this precious DIY flower girl fairy – especially because you made it! She can even hang it on her Christmas tree each year as a fond remembrance of your wedding day.

Can you think of a more adorable way to ask: Will you be my flower girl? You could make these for your bridesmaids too – in your wedding colors!

I found the inspiration for these dolls here. I changed up the wings and flattened out the pom poms – leavingthe yarn strands a bit longer to make them look more like a tutu. (I made these for my daughters on their first day of school.  I called them ‘First Day of School Fairies’ and I popped them in their lunch boxes with a little note.)

Here’s how to make a flower girl fairy: (This is an easy and inexpensive project. The hardest part is painting the face, which really isn’t difficult at all!)

You will need:

  • vintage clothespins
  • yarn
  • acrylic paint
  • small paint brush
  • scissors
  • Glittery Paper(for the wings)
  • glue gun
  • ribbon
  • card stock
  • embellishments (optional)
clothespin dolls

Using skin color, paint the face and neckline of your clothespin doll.

clothespin doll Paint the torso, legs and the hair. (For my next doll, I will bring the flesh color up about an inch higher on the leg to “shorts” length, not capri length.)

clothespeg doll Paint the face.

flower girl doll

Paint the arms. You don’t have to get detailed with the hands, as this part will be hidden by the ‘tutu.’

wooden caketopper

Add the shoes.

clothes peg doll Set aside and let dry.

How to Make a Pom Pom

Grab your yarn and wrap it around your fingers about 70 times. Make sure you don’t wrap it too tight or you won’t be able to get it off. Make sure there is some space between your fingers.

how to make a pom pom

Cut a piece of yarn a few inches long and poke the yarn between two fingers.

pom pom Pull the yarn through to the back of your hand.

yarn pom pom Bring hand over and tie the yarn loosely. Place the clothespin doll in the centre and push through the yarn so that legs stick out the other side. Make sure there are yarn strands between the legs, as this will hold the doll in place.

clothes pin doll clothespin doll good

clothespin doll Tie the piece of yarn in a tight knot making sure it stays in the center.

clothespin doll Cut the loops of yarn down the centre.

clothespin-doll

This is how she will look before you turn into Edward Scissorhands and give her tutu a tidy trim.

ballerina doll

Trim her tutu so the strands are even. I like to leave them fairly long… looks more like a tutu this way.

ballerina doll

Flatten out the pom pom using your fingers. Isn’t she sweet?

flower girl You could leave her like this – or add wings. I cut mine from pretty, gold metallic paper and adhered them with a glue gun.

fairy wings

I then tied a ‘Will You Be My Flower Girl tag to her neck. Voila! If you make this, please send me pictures!

flower girl doll

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  1. Posted by Ashley on October 13th, 2011 at 2:05am

    Really really cuteee!
  2. Posted by Christina on October 13th, 2011 at 10:37am

    Thanks Ashley. They make super cute Christmas ornaments too. I'm going to make some white ones and call them sugar plum fairies.
  3. Posted by Anjie on October 14th, 2011 at 1:38am

    Christina I love your take on the pom pom fairies, I am so pleased you like them. I designed them years ago when my daughter was about eight, for her school Christmas Fair, she is now 23! Its good to know little girls (and big) still love them.
  4. Posted by Christina on October 14th, 2011 at 8:26am

    They're so clever Anjie!
  5. Posted by joanne on January 18th, 2013 at 10:04am

    i am confused when it comes to tying the yarn. do i tie the beginning and end together?
    thanks
  6. Posted by Christina on January 18th, 2013 at 11:34am

    Just follow the photos Joanne. Not sure what you are confused about.
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