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When we were growing up, my mother made sure we had two unique ornaments every Christmas. One from a trip or experience and one handmade that represented something we especially loved that year. Fast-forward 30 years and our Christmas tree is the kind that’s filled top to bottom with homemade ornaments. Some large, some small, some entirely too fragile. But reminiscing about each one as we carefully unwrap and hang them on the tree has become one of my favorite holiday traditions. As our little one is getting older, she loves seeing the old ornaments that Mom and Dad made when we were her age.
I’ve done my best to continue my mother’s tradition, and since 300 of the past 365 days my little girl has come out of her bedroom dressed as a magical fairy of some sort, we thought it only fitting to create some magical ornaments of our own. These adorable ones are inspired by Disney Fairies‘ little houses, and were so fun to make together. We plan on collecting a few more toilet paper rolls before the holiday and delivering an entire village of fairy houses to the children’s hospital in town, since everyone deserves a little magic this season!
Disney Fairy House Ornaments
inspired by Kiflies Levendula
- Toilet paper rolls
- Acrylic paint in the colors of your choice and gold (like this paint set on Amazon)
- Paint brushes
- Light colored and metallic silver or white card stock (like this silver and this colored card stock on Amazon)
- Fake leaves (like these on Amazon)
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Fishing line
- Craft knife
- Paint the toilet paper rolls your choice of color.
- Once dry, add some brushed gold to the bottom. (I left my little one in charge of this step while I moved on to the next).
- From the four corners of the colored card stock, cut a triangle with a rounded bottom shape — like an unrolled birthday hat.
- Bring the edges together and glue to make a cone top for the toilet paper roll.
- Hot glue the fake leaves beginning at the bottom of the cone and working up to the top.
- Cut a piece of fishing line and tie a knot to make a loop. The knot will sit just inside the cone’s top (you can adhere it with glue if necessary). Cover with one last leaf.
- Use the knife to (carefully) cut an arched doorway in the middle of the roll.
- From your metallic card stock, cut tiny fairy wings — one or two for each house.
- Glue the cone to the roll, and add one last dab of glue for the fairy wings at the door. My little one had fun choosing which leaf top and pair of wings to match with each toilet paper roll. Hang and watch as the lights bounce off the gold paint and metallic fairy wings!
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