Someone asked me if I could please make a fairy doll craft, so here is my attempt! I also had some requests for ways to repurpose plastic cups and containers, so this is really efficient! My daughter really enjoyed taking these outside and playing with them in the yard, too. So if you have any fairy fans in your house, you’ll have to give this a try!

To make them, we used round wooden clothespins, then with a hot glue gun, I glued some strips of fabric around the pins. Then I took some yarn and hot glued that to the head for hair. Finally, with scissors, I cut out the wings (in one solid piece) from a plastic cup, and hot glued those to the back of the doll. That’s it. They were really fast and easy to make. It might be fun to paint some faces on them too, or even attach a string so they could “fly“. I’m new at this genre, so any fairy advice is very welcome! Upload photos or ideas to the Made by Joel Facebook Page if you have any!

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  1. Joel Henriques


    Karen G – Awesome! So many great things! I love the fairy bench! I'll have to make something like that for my dollhouse. Totally cool.

  2. Anonymous

    What an absolutely wonderful idea for all the girls that love fairies and princesses…thank you !

  3. Thanks everyone! I love all of your great ideas!

    butterfly wishes and wonderland dreams – Ah, great! I keep meaning to email you to say that I finally did this! Glad you found it, and thanks for the idea!

  4. Hi Joel,

    I just wanted to say thanks for the inspiration with the clothespin fairies. Franz, my husband, and I had so much fun on a hot glue “date” putting these gals together for my youngest Quinby’s third birthday. It was a handmade fairy princess themed party and I hid a bunch of these little fairies throughout my garden for the guests to find and take home. It was a big success. You can see for yourself here –

    Thanks again,

  5. Oh my gosh, I discovered this post after searching for “clothespin fairies” on Google. I seriously gasped when I saw this post, because I was like, “This is exactly what I want to make!” Thanks for a great DIY. I totally plan on buying your book. I ADORE everything you’ve made, and I can’t wait to share it with my little ones. Peace to you and your family…