Never a truer world has ever been written or said 'Those who don't believe in magic will never find it' Their is magic in everyday! Simple pleasures bring the most magic to life. Yes, I am one of those people who'll ignore the mountain of housework and back log of work to be done, to have fun creating and making magical memories with the kids.
Schools almost out for Summer and long lazy leisurely days are just around the corner woohoo ;)
Tis the season for making Flower Mandala's and all things nature Fairyesque. Yesterday was glorious here in Dublin, Ireland and taking full advantage of the beautiful day myself, the kids and the pooch headed to the park. Yesterday was 'International Fairy Day,' so we decided to pick some wildflowers and leaves and make our first Fairy Floral Crowns of the Summer. I meant to do a how to post on these last summer but didn't get around to it.
Here's how we made ours, if you fancy taking it up a notch from Daisy chains bracelets and chains and having a go. You can use what ever you have or what ever you can find, I promise you they'll always turn out beautiful.
All you need is some string, a selection of leaves and flowers.
When you pick your leaves and flowers make sure you leave the stalks on and pick the ones with long stalks.
Take two leaves and place one on top of the other, slide the top leaf down until the top leaf stalk meets the end of the bottom leaf stalk, the secure them together with a piece of string. ( If you want a fuller crown only slide the top leaf halfway down The bottom leafs stalk then tie them together with a piece of string.)
Continue adding one leaf at a time, using the same method.
Once you have the length you want, turn your leaves upside down place (as in the right of the image below) a leaf on top of the bottom leaf but in the opposite direction so both ends of the leaf headband have stalks. Then use a piece of string to tie both ends together to make a completed circle of leaves.
Adding the flowers is easy, just place the stalk of the flower under each leaf on top of the leaf stalk and secure with string.
We kept ours simple today with buttercups and some beautiful pink and blue flowers.
Molly's noticed that the buds off the pink flower looked like Fairy candles, holders and all! couldn't you just image these lit up by Fairy magic at night perched outside some Fairy nook in a tree! So cute so we popped it outside our Fairydoor along with a buttercup lamp ;),
Here's how our Fairy Floral crown came out!
Have a little Fairy Fun in pursuit of some Fairy magic this Summer... Have fun making magical memories.