Friday, 11 April 2008


I know I've shown this tutorial to some people already, but here it is again for those who havn't seen it.
It's a basic tutorial on how to make a button fairy.

First I took an approx 10" (25cm) piece of flexible wire.
Threaded buttons on, leaving wire at top and bottom free.

I then added beads to the bottom half and curled it round to finish it off

I collaged a face and wings onto card
Notice under the face i left card to enable me to glue the first button on to the face.

Button wire attached to the face
excess wire at the top was formed into a hanging loop

I added gemstones and feathers and glitter




This technique can also be used for other things.


I flattened these just so that i could scan them
These would look beautiful in a silver topped sugar shaker.


PS. I seem to be getting a lot of viewers from Israel, on this tutorial, and i would dearly love you to leave a comment or two on my blog.

Many thanks


queenlint1 said...

Margaret! These are incredible! What a mind you have. I have old buttons by the liters here at Dog Patch! You'll have to E me with your snail mail addy so I can put together a 'Creative Care Package' so you can make more of these! I have a cleaning crew coming tomorrow a.m. to help me muck out, sort and organize DP and all the threads and trims I have. I'll start you a box of goodies.

PS Honeylamb, your tutes are way more clear than mine are! And the pix are better, too!

creative dreams said...

Hi Wow I love visiting your blog for the endless inspiration, The button fairies are gorgeous. Thank you for tutorials you give they are great. Belinda

Artyfax said...

I see you are keeping busy MArgaret, loving to see some of your "older" work, John

Genie said...

Lovely Faires I have done a few this week, Their quite addictive.

Adva said...

I'm in love with these! So cute!

PS I know why you had a lot of visitors from israel, there is a swap of these on one of the Israeli forums - and your tut was linked as an example :)

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Normally I'm not fond of the nudes, but I'm tellin' ya' this time...holy schmoley! Love, love, love. Hugs, Norma

Pattie said...

Beautiful... lovely button fairies very inspiring,I shall follow the tut,thanks for sharing ;-]

nancy said...

Hi Margaret, I just came over to see the tutorial. It's simpler than I thought. Yours are so lovely. I like the one in green best.

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Carmen said...

Hi there Margaret :) I just found your blog today - I hope you don't mind but I've linked to this tutorial on my blog. It's so clear and well written. I love your mermaid!

Lily said...

thank you so much for posting this very detailed tutorial. It is great and exactly what I was looking for since I have never made one before

freebird said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I can see my granddaughters enjoying the making of these.

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Awesome!! Love it!

Yarni Gras! said...

these are lovely, thanks for the tut!

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Djfshop said...

Love these! Your tutorial helped me to create some for myself. Putting a link to this tutorial on my blog.