Dawn, author of The Feathered Nest blog is a wonderful artist. I so enjoy viewing her projects. I signed up for an online artists class this fall and included with the class was a tutorial on making Fairies in a Jar. Dawn is currently offering her individual tutorials for sale at her website. Below is my first attempt at capturing a small fairy, and more are in the works.
I wanted to try something a bit different for Christmas so made a fairy ornament. I am still looking for the right trim to put around the edge of the opening. If you have any great ideas let me know. It is a frigid -6 degrees here so I stayed home and will go searching over lunch one day this week.
Can you tell what I made the ornament from? A smoked oyster tin! (Yes, I enjoyed the smoked oysters first.... I am pretty sure that has got some of you saying eeww. ) I outlined the bottom of the tin on a peice of construction paper and cut it out. I used spray adhesive and glitter to give it some sparkle then glued on some small individual foil stars I had saved from something I had been mailed. Then glue to glittered paper into the back of the tin. Punch 2 holes in the front top edge of the tin and run a ribbon through to hang it up. I used a bit of moss ribbon cut into a thin strip and glued it at the bottom of the opening. The Fairy instructions came from Dawn at the Feathered Nest.
I think I will need to find someone else that eats smoked oysters so I can gather some more tins! I want to make some more of these!
Hope you had a great weekend and are enjoying the Christmas season!