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.