Intro: Craft Foam Doll Wings
How to make fairy wings for your 15-18" doll.
Step 1: You Need:
Craft foam - I use butterfly-shaped, but you can cut square foam into your own shape
Glue - any glue but hot glue. I use Aleene's Tacky Glue
Ribbon - any variety, but I prefer a less-wide grosgrain
Hole punch - or something to make holes
Decoration - any; in this instructible, I used decorative flower on wire
Step 2: Make Holes
Using you hole punch, make holes in your layers of foam. I use two, but you could layer three if you want them a little thicker. Punch four holes in a rectangular pattern in the middle of the "inside" layer. I fold it in half (don't crease it), and punch two equidistant holes.
For this set, I punched one small hole in the center (again folding in half nd punching a "half-hole" in the center).
You could also cut a pattern in your "outside" layer at this time instead of simply attaching decoartion.
Step 3: Cut & String Ribbon Ties
Cut your ribbon. I cut them rather long, 1.5-2 feet each, but they only need to be long enough to tie around the body of your doll.
String your ribbon through the "inside" layer holes, crossing them.
In this set of wings, this is also when I attached the flower by pushing the wire through and laying flat.
Step 4: Glue
Time to glue!
I prefer to use a small paintbrush for even, edge-to-edge coverage. I also paint both sides.
***Do not use hot glue. It can melt and warp the craft foam.***
Step 5: Press Layers Together
Line them up, press together. Make sure your ribbon ties are pulled taut.
Step 6: Ta-Da!
If you are going to add other decorations, like buttons or glitter, this is the time. This set will have glitter added later.
Otherwise, once the glue is dry, you're done!
Step 7: To Attach to Doll
To put the wings on your doll, simply cross and tie on the front. You could tie them more like backpack straps but they don't stay on as well.