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Link Love: Inspired By Fairy Tales

In a recent staff meeting, my fellow craft editors and I were discussing popular topics in e-mail newsletters (are you a subscriber?). During our conversation, we realized that fairy tale-inspired projects are particularly hot right now. It seems that crocheters, knitters, quilters and everyone in between wants to take a mental trip to another time and place where woodland creatures rule and fairies fly around all day long. We can all use a little mental vacation, and a one-way ticket to your favorite fairy land is completely free – what could be better?

You might think that fairy crafts are a little juvenile, but that isn’t always the case. In fact, there are so many lovely projects for craft experts as well as beginners. Add a touch of whimsy to your garden by decorating a plain ceramic pot with paint and paper doilies. A Floral Fairy Clay Pot can be displayed in your backyard or on your front stoop and will instantly put you in a good mood. Be sure to include embellishments such as homemade bread dough flowers and jewelry chains to give your project a personal touch. Now that the outside of your home is covered with fairy tale touches, it’s time to think indoor decor. Grab a clean recycled mason jar and get to work on a Recycled Fairy Jar. Create a woodland habitat inside the glass and add in a plastic fairy, sheet moss and silk flowers. If you love needlefelting or simply want to try something new, create a Whimsical Fairy Nymph – little girls will love this tiny handmade doll!

The next time you feel stressed or anxious, consider creating a fairy or woodland-inspired craft. These projects will transport you to a calm, happy place filled with fairies and adorable creatures. While you can’t stay in the woodlands forever, you can capture your favorite aspects and keep a little piece of the magic with you at all times.

  1. Fairy Garden Flower Pot from Punk Projects
  2. Moss Toadstool Wreath from Please Note
  3. Fairy Castle from Remarkably Domestic
  4. Woodland Creature Canning Jars from Valley and Co. Lifestyle
  5. Mini Egg Landscapes from My So-Called Crafty Lifestyle
  6. Indoor Fairy Garden from Dabbles and Babbles
  7. Woodland Friends DIY Felt Puppets from Lia Griffith
  8. Fairy Tale Toadstool from Lilla Luise
  9. Woodland Cupcake Wrappers from The Decorated Cookie


Enchanted Acorn ToadstoolsLooking for more fairy-themed projects? Check out these free craft tutorials!

  1. Woodland Winter Centerpiece
  2. FolkArt Mushroom Welcome Sign
  3. Enchanted Acorn Toadstools
  4. Bippity Boop Magical Wand
  5. Fairy Princess Wand and Tutu