© by Leanne Guenther
|Submitted By:||Leanne Guenther|
|Time Required:||1 hour if using a gown from your closet
4 hours if making your own gown and cloak
|Difficulty:||moderate (easy if you are using a gown from the closet)|
* fancy dress from closet
see Make a Gown Directions for materials list to make your own
Belt - if you make your own gown...:
Wide ribbon that matches
Make a knee length skirt from sheer matching fabric to go over top of the ankle length gown. See Make a Skirt Directions for materials list to make your own
* 1/4" piece of dowel 18 to 24 inches long
* cardboard, card stock or poster board
* stapler or hot glue
* tinfoil, sparkles, ribbon, etc to decorate
Cloak - OPTIONAL (great for colder climates as it covers a winter or fall jacket): see Make a Cloak or Cape Directions for materials list to make your own
|Directions:||GOWN I suggest pink light weight cotton blend with white lace to trim the sleeves and bottom of the dress. Elasticize the arms just below the elbows to make 'princess sleeves'
Wrap the middle of the gown with wide pink ribbon and tie a bow in the back OR make a knee length skirt to wear over top of the gown from sheer white or light pink fabric (like curtain fabric)
Cut a piece of dowel to a comfortable length. Sand the cut ends as necessary.
Cut two identical star shapes from a piece of cardboard. The stars should be about 6 inches across. You could pick a different shape if you prefer.
Staple or hot glue the stars together leaving a small opening at the botton to slide the dowel through. Wrap the star in tinfoil or foil gift wrap (you could paint it if you prefer).
Wrap the dowel in the same or contrasting foil.
Slide the dowel into the star -- use a bit of glue if you like.
Decorate as you wish (some ideas: put an outline of sparkle glue around the edge of the star, tie ribbon to the top of the dowel so it hangs down from the wand right under the star)
CLOAK: I suggest Pink polar fleece with white fake fur trim.
|Comments:||Add wings if you like to make a Fairy Princess|