I saw this idea on the Family Fun website and absolutely fell in love. I wanted one for Amelia! We have this great sunroom on the front of our house which hasn’t had much attention paid to it, so it was fairly empty of furniture, which made it the perfect place for a fairy bower!
We had covered all the windows to the sunroom with sheets and craft paper, so we could work on it in secret. Then we took down all the window coverings the night before the party. When Amelia saw it the next morning she was absolutely starry-eyed. She just whispered, ‘it’s sooooooo beeeea-u-ti-ful’! She played in it all morning while we were all getting dressed and ready for the party.
I had planned to use yards and yards of tulle, but then my mom sent me this bed canopy that used to be my sister’s. So then I planned to just add tulle it and use the canopy as the base.
Then I found this canopy at the thrift store! Sweet!
And I remembered the netting curtains that used to hang in Amelia’s room. I had four panels of them. So I threaded two panels each onto the outer ring of a small embroidery hoop and strung them up with some yarn.
Since I didn’t want to damage them, I used safety pins and fishing line to string up sections of the canopies. Then we pinned fairies and butterflies all over them!!! The butterflies are just so super simple, you can make a hundred of them while watching a single movie. That’s what I did! You’ll find the directions for there here at Family Fun.
I also hung a bunch of fairies from the ceiling with fishing line. It looked like they were floating in the air!
I sent all the little girls from the party home with the fairy of their choice. (The rest are going in Amelia’s bedroom!)
I covered the floor with some comforters to make it more pleasant to sit in.
The fairies enjoyed their picnic inside the bower!
And one took a little fairy nap. The end.
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