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Grand Junction, Colorado, us
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DIY fairy wings

wings i have made over four years. sorry about my pictures are gone.. i well try to make more wings to show you how.

i'm sorry for not putting what gauge wire i use. it call ook wire you get it that home depot store. i use the 16 gauge wire. it the best and you buy a pack of 200 feet so you can make really big or small wings. good luck. and sorry it took me so long to find out what gauge i use. some wings i use hangers but that just for easy shaping. but hard shaping you want to use 16 gauge. for easy how to make wings check out my how to make bat wings.



  1. 1

    Cutting a 4-foot length of wire. Starting at one end, begin bending it into your upper wing shape, leaving 3 inches of the wire free at the beginning and the end of the shape.

  2. 2

    Wrap the 3-inch pieces at the beginning and end of your wing shape with electrical tape to close the shape off.

  3. 3

    Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the opposite upper wing shape and both lower wing shapes, making the lower shapes slightly smaller.

  4. 4

    Using one stocking for each wing shape, slide the stocking over the wire frame and wrap extra fabric around the wing base, taping the ends in place.

  5. 5

    Draw a design on each wing with invisible fabric pen.

  6. 6

    Light and blow out an incense stick, and use the glowing tip to singe small holes in the stockings wherever you'd like for a decorative, moth-eaten look.

  7. 7

    Begin painting in your penned design with acrylic paints.

  8. 8

    While paint is still wet, cover desired areas with glitter and shake excess off on a piece of newspaper.

  9. 9

    Using tweezers to pick up crystals, use a dot of fabric glue to adhere each crystal to your wings for extra sparkle.

  10. 10

    Wrap electrical tape around the 4-inch wing centers to connect the upper and lower wings together, creating a four-wing wire frame. You can now curve the wings into a more natural shape if desired.

  11. 11

    Wrap a wide ribbon around the base to cover it neatly, securing ends with hot glue.

  12. 12

    Cut four lengths of ribbon about 2 feet each and sew two ribbons to the top insides of the upper wings; then sew the other two ribbons to the bottoms of the lower wings, leaving the ribbons hanging loosely.

  13. 13

    Hot-glue an assortment of artificial flowers and foliage to your wing base.

  14. 14

    Hot-glue decorative butterflies to the wing base for the final touch.

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PJ · Avondale, Arizona, us · 96 projects

these are really very nice.

Cori L.
Cori L. · Albany, New York, us · 5 projects

Thanks for posting-great job!

Cupcake girl
Cupcake girl · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, us · 28 projects


Emily · Naples, Florida, us · 132 projects

You do lovely work!

Mickie · Grand Junction, Colorado, us · 42 projects

Thicker wire makes for sturdier wings I 26gage but i'm not sure. I do my but 4 hangers if you Watch the second vidoe show you the easy way of making wings

Mickie · Grand Junction, Colorado, us · 42 projects

hello thanks for you comments. I really don't know what gage
but I use hangers

DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, us · 32 projects

DUDE! THIS IS SO CREATIVE! and its so easy, I have basically everything needed just around my house. I love the moth-eaten look idea, its really creative! And just everything, its a great idea :D

Linda H.
Linda H.

Hello Friends, could you please tell me what type and gage of wire you are using? My first attemt was with 16 gage galvanized wire and the wings would not stay upright. Your help is much appreciated! I need wings for my Halloween costume ASAP!

Mi.ezekatze · Las Vegas, Nevada, us · 130 projects

I lovelovelove those!!!!!!!!!!!!! >_______< I HAVE to make some at least once in my life. ^____^


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