Today is my newly-turned-five year old daughter Gracie's birthday, and for a present, I made her (read: slaved over) some little fairy peg dolls and a cupcake party play set... and I thought I'd share my photos for all the crafty mamas out there.
I started with these stinkin' adorable peg dolls with hand cut butterfly wings, which I bought from Popalicioustoo on Etsy (click here to visit the shop).
Then I went to the craft store and bought little wooden plates and bowls, circles and spools, and tiny little wood 'mushroom buttons' to make cupcakes and tables.
With a little bit of paint, a little bit of wood glue, a whole lot of glitter (because you can't go wrong with glitter) and about a million back-breaking hours painting, the little wooden pegs and wings were turned into a whole fairy play set.
Unfortunately you can't see from the photos, but I used a sparkly glaze to coat everything when they were done, and added an extra layer of fine clear sparkle glitter... every inch of everything sparkles.
And a little wooden treasure box to store all the tiniest play toys.
The gift was a hit, Gracie was thrilled, and now I must be off, because our birthday celebration day isn't over yet, and there is much candy to make, and cupcakes to bake, and fairy dolls to play with!