- Tinkerbell or fairy images
- Markers or crayons
- Silk flowers
- Foam wreath form
- Hot glue gun
- Star shaped Foamies
- Flowers, real or wire stemmed fake
Tinkerbell has been a popular character with children since she first fluttered into our hearts with Peter Pan in 1953. When decorating for a Tinkerbell party, use lots of pastel greens, pinks, lavenders and blues, lots of glitter and sparkly confetti, and these great party decoration ideas below. They are easy to make and will make your little fairy princess's party a magical event.
Fairies in Flight
Find images of Tinkerbell and other fairies, either in coloring books or on websites. If you have a paper image, scan it so you can have a digital image on the computer. See the Resources section for a link.
On photo editing software, re-size the image, if necessary, and save the original. Flip each image horizontally. Save them as separate files, preserving the originals. Print out two sheets of each image--one of the original file, and one of the flipped file. Print them on a very light peach or pink colored card stock or sturdy paper.
Color the images, and place the flipped images back-to-back with their original. Insert a piece of thread or string sandwiched between the images and glue them together. Hang them from the ceiling to have fairies floating around the room.
Fairy Ring Center Piece
Print an image of Tinkerbell on card stock. Flip the image horizontally and print it out. Color the images if necessary. Place them back-to-back.Glue the back to back images at the head only, leaving the bottom pieces to open and separate. Place a toilet paper roll (trim if necessary) in between and glue it into place to hold the papers open at the bottom. This will act as a stand.
Take a Styrofoam wreath form and lay it on the table. Attach an assortment of silk flowers and leaves with a hot glue gun.
Make "wands" by painting a thin dowel with gold paint. Attach "foamie" stars, available at craft stores, to the top of the dowel by gluing two on, back-to-back. Tie a pink, lavender or green ribbon to the top of the wand, just under the star. If you like, curl the ribbons.
Stick the star dowels into the styrofoam so that they are sticking up, going all the way around the fairy ring. If you would like to give these out as party favors later, make one for each guest.
Place the fairy ring onto the set party table and sprinkle some glittery star confetti around it. Set the Tinkerbell cut-out in the center of the ring.
Flower Chain Garland
Use daisies or silk flowers with wire stems to create a flower chain. Hang the flower chain as garland around the room.
To make chains from real daisies, use a straight pin to make a slit in a daisy stem approximately an inch down from the flower. Slip the stem of another daisy into the slit. Make a slit in the same place on the new daisy. Slide another daisy stem into it. Continue this until you have a chain as long as you like.
To make floral garland out of silk flowers with wire stems, place one flower approximately an inch or two below another flower. Hold the stems together and twist. Bend the flower heads forward slightly so they face outward. Add another flower, an inch or two below the lower one. Twist and bend it into place. Continue this until you have a chain as long as you like.