Mummified Faries


My sister-in-law challenged me to make a mummified fairy after she saw so amazing works on Pinterest.  While mine are not fine art, they work in s pinch and only take $2.25 each to make.  Here is sample of the finished version with directions after that.

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First things first, get your supplies.  I picked up a few skeletons from the Dollar Tree, a little bit of floral wire, and some assorted fake butterfly wings. Grab some small beads if you want eyes.

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Now you’re ready go get started.  Use the wire to hold your skeleton in the position you would like.

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Now the tedious part, using the natural colored coffee filters and papier mache paste cover your fairy.  Using a small paint brush to apply the paste helps and allows you to get a nice wrinkled texture.

While that dries, take a look at your butterfly wings.  If they are a tad small like mine were, just glue two together.

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As soon as the fairies are dry you can hot glue on the wings and your mummified fairy is ready for display.  Using the brown coffee filters results in a great color with no paint needed.  A second/third coat of papier mache would add some more texture and may allow for the support wires yo be cut.  I don’t have the patience yo text that theory out though :).

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2 Responses to “Mummified Faries”

  1. Cute and simple idea!

  2. Thank you! :)


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