The beginning of spring heralds the arrival of things amazing, things wonderful! Raindrops of color, fresh breezes whispering of new life, puddles begging for a good splash, and of course the mystery of little leprechauns and fairies caught in the middle!
As I was wandering through the incredible world of Pinterest searching for some spring inspiration, I came across some shoes that reminded me of what a fairy might wear. They appeared to be made of flowers and earthy things - I imagine they were only beautiful for a very short amount of time if they were indeed real. But of course my mind began to spin, and I thought of a pair of Miss A's shoes I was about to put away because they were more of the kind one would wear in the winter.
Why not give them a new life as well? After all, it is spring and we did just spend a week on leprechauns (shoemakers for the fairies). So I pulled them out...
Yes, definitely in need of a spring touch! So, I snipped a bit here and a bit there...
I presented these to my daughter and we set to work. Paint and glitter quickly lent a magical hand to turn these into something a fairy might consider stepping into. But we weren't done...
Leaves and small flowers from the dollar store as well as a few paper flower accents we had left over from another project quickly took center stage as we worked together to bring about a very pretty transformation. (BTW - I manned the hot glue gun while she pointed out where she wanted flowers, and I offered suggestions, etc.).
A few finishing touches - more glitter (think fairy dust) and we had a pair of slippers even Tinkerbell would be proud to wear!
NOTE: I had to specify that these were special outdoor shoes (because of the glitter) and to keep away from any water which might mess up the paint. Other than that - the only real limit was how far her little imagination could carry her...
Now the only question that remains is: what potential fairy shoes do you have hidden away in your closet? ;)
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