Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Autumn Throne for a Fairy

Autumn is at long last here. The weather is cool and crisp, the wind blows gentle breezes, and the creatures scurry around, preparing for the upcoming winter. It is the perfect time to be exploring outdoors and collecting leaves, twigs, and acorns to place on a Nature table. I love this time of year!

I put together a tiny 1:12 scale Fancy Chair for Alpha Stamps and turned it into a wee Autumn Throne for a woodland fairy. The chair's seat has a comfy moss cushion and the top is decorated with twigs and a copper acorn. This must be the Queen's throne as I see a tiny scepter!

The fairies are getting ready for winter too, collecting berries and nuts in their acorn cap bowls. I sat quietly for some time, hoping to catch a glimpse of a fluttering sprite, but no such luck. 

The scepter can be made in about five minutes and this is how it's done:

Rustic Miniature Broom
Pumpkin Pod
Copper Acorn Charm

Gently slide the handle out of the broom's bristles and set the tied bristles aside. (They form the twiggy back of the throne!) Using an xacto knife, carefully cut a small rectangular shape into the top of the pumpkin. Turn the pumpkin over and cut a small hole in the bottom. Add some glue to the inside of the pumpkin and push the ring of the acorn charm through the rectangular hole. Push the broom's handle into the hole in the bottom of your pumpkin and then you have a nature-y scepter fit for a Queen.

Here's the supplies I used to make my Autumn Throne, and if you'll excuse me I have a fairy to look out for.