Saturday, July 16, 2011

Frozen Charlotte Fairies

This was a fun and easy summer craft, inspired by the lovely frozen charlotte pots made by Karla Nathan.   The base is a peat pot from the garden store, with a photo-copy of antique wallpaper modge-podged on top (couldn't bring myself to use the real stuff - it's an ongoing problem!)   The wings are vintage music, edged in glitter.  Making the little dresses for the charlottes was the best part.   It's just lace and ribbon, but I spent forever trying things on them - never too old for dress-up I guess!  The blue fairy pot needs a bit more, one of these days I'll get around to it.

If you don't know the story of Frozen Charlottes, go here and read a bit - they are absolutely fascinating.   If you keep an eye on ebay and etsy you can generally find some reasonably priced ones, or occasionally a local antique place will have a bowl of them.    Most of them come straight from Nurnburg, Germany, where they were tossed in big pits behind the factory, as they were damaged during manufacture.

1 comment:

  1. How nice! These turned out pretty. But really, don't be afraid to use the real wallpaper! The texture of it is so good to work with you'll enjoy it