DIY Fall Fairy Stick Craft with Leaf Dress

With this craft, you will create a stunning and unique Fall Fairy that captures the beauty of autumn with its leaf dress. Enjoy your crafting and the whimsical charm it brings to your home!

For a charming and whimsical Fall Fairy, let's create a craft that features a wooden bead head, wings made of metal wire, and a leaf dress. This enchanting combination will truly capture the essence of autumn. Here's how to make it:

Let your imagination run wild as you conjure stories and adventures for your elegant woodland friend. Picture your Fall Fairy dancing among the fallen leaves, casting spells of joy and wonder, and spreading the enchantment of autumn wherever it goes. Share this craft with friends and family, and let it become a cherished part of your fall traditions.

Materials you will need

  1. One sturdy stick, twig and branches (approximately 12-15 inches long)
  2. Craft glue or hot glue gun (adult supervision required for children)
  3. Small wooden bead (for the head)
  4. Thin gauge metal wire (for wings)
  5. Wire cutters
  6. Colorful, dry autumn leaves
  7. Scissors


Step 1: Gather Your Materials

Collect all the materials as described in the previous instructions.

Go for a nature walk and collect a variety of fallen leaves. Choose leaves that are relatively dry and not too brittle.

Gently wipe the leaves with a dry cloth to remove any dirt or debris.

Step 2: Create the Wooden Bead Head

Take your wooden bead and apply a small amount of craft glue or use a hot glue gun to attach it to the top end of the stick. This wooden bead will serve as the fairy's head. Allow it to dry completely.

Step 3: Create Metal Wire Wings

Use thin metal wire to form the shape of the fairy's wings. Get creative with the design, making them as intricate or as simple as you'd like. Trim the wire to the desired size using wire cutters, and make two identical wing shapes.

Step 4: Attach the Wings to the Stick

Apply glue to the top end of the wooden bead and attach the metal wire wings to the fairy's back. Ensure they are securely attached to the wooden bead. Let the glue dry completely.

Step 5: Craft the Leaf Dress

Create the fairy's leaf dress by attaching the colorful, dry autumn leaves to the bottom of the wooden stick. Start by applying glue to the stick's lower end, and then press the leaves onto the glue. Overlap the leaves slightly to create the appearance of a flowing dress. Continue adding leaves until you achieve the desired coverage.

Step 6: Finish the Dress and Wings

Apply glue to the back of the leaves on the dress and attach them to the metal wire wings. This will create a seamless transition between the dress and wings, giving the fairy a natural and elegant look.

Step 7: Let Your Fall Fairy Craft Dry

Allow your Fall Fairy craft to dry completely. This may take a few hours, depending on the type of glue you used.

As you place your Fall Fairy on display, whether on a tabletop, windowsill, or amidst your seasonal decor, it serves as a gentle reminder of the transition from summer to winter. The wooden bead head symbolizes the wisdom that comes with age, the metal wire wings represent the lightness and freedom that autumn carries, and the leaf dress speaks to the ever-changing beauty of the season.