If you haven’t already checked it out, yesterday we shared an adorable tutorial for making a DIY tutu. You can use this tutu tutorial as a foundation for creating all kinds of beautiful costumes, including this irresistible little woodland fairy. We designed a short tutu for our fairy, but you can create your own designs tailored to the person who will be wearing the costume. After customizing your tutu, print the template below to craft the fantastical floral head wreath and fairy wand that completes our DIY fairy costume. The download also includes a full list of materials and written instructions.
The main material you need for the accessories for your DIY fairy costume is felt. Some of our favorite felt sources are Benzie Design, A Child’s Dream Come True and Felt on the Fly. To create some pretty metallic accents for our accessories, we ironed a bit of Cricut’s glitter iron-on vinyl onto some of our felt, and voila – gorgeous gold leaves. I added a link in Shop this Project for the iron-on we used if you want to play around with it! We also picked up some green satin leaf trim at our local fabric store, similar to this one. Once you gather all your materials, print the PDF template as a guide for cutting your felt pieces. Then, follow the written instructions and step-by-step photo tutorial as you make your DIY fairy costume.
To add a soft pop of color to our white felt flowers, we used a blush pink art marker to lightly brush some pigment in the center of petals. Any art marker will work, but I particularly like Copic markers and Winsor and Newton markers. Next, we completed the DIY fairy costume with a pair of green fairy wings that we found at our local Dollar Store. There’s no point in DIY-ing something if you can buy it for only a dollar! We spiced up the wings a bit to complement the costume by attaching some satin leaf trim accents. Tie it all together (not literally ;-)) by adding straps to the crochet top with the same satin leaf material. When you are finished with this project you will see that this is truly an instance where a homemade costume will be much higher quality than anything store bought!
Stay tuned for our DIY witch costume using the same DIY tutu tutorial. Peek through our Halloween projects to see if anything else catches your eye, or pop over to our membership page to join our crafting community. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for daily glimpses into our studio life. Cheers! ~ Lia