Artist Uses Real Flower Petals to Create Intricate Fairy Dresses

Momotsuki, a 20-year-old artist from Japan, blends her love of gardening and fantasy into a unique art form she calls named “Fairy Dress“.

If you think about it, flowers make perfect dresses for fairies, but you need the skill and imagination to turn them into functional garments, and Momotsuki, the talented artist behind the ‘Fairy Dress’ brand, has plenty of both. A passionate gardener with over 14 years of experience, the 20-year-old woman had the brilliant idea to combine her passion for plants with her love of fantasy, fairies in particular. She uses flowers like pansies, morning glories, roses and carnations to create beautiful dresses that any fairy would call herself lucky to wear.

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“I have been gardening for about 14 years since I was a child, and over time I have gradually increased the number of plants,” Momotsuki recently told Bored Panda. “I’ve always admired the fantasy world, and when I saw the existence of fairies, I thought, ‘this, for some reason, makes me emotional'”.

Most of the flowers used for the whimsical fairy dresses come from Momotsuki’s own garden, but there are some notable exceptions. She sometimes uses store-bought flowers that have begun to wilt, flowers discarded on the street, or fallen flowers collected from someone else’s garden, with permission.

“I also pick flowers that are damaged and look as if they will fall off in a day’s time, or I pick flowers with petals that fall apart and scatter when I touch them,” the artist writes on her website.

“I also cut off some of the damaged and discolored petals of flowers to make them look beautiful, and sometimes pick up flowers that have fallen or broken off in the wind or rain to make the dresses.”

According to the Fairy Dress website, Momotsuki made her first fairy dress in April of 2021. She was taking a walk in her garden while recovering from depression when she suddenly saw a flower and immediately got the idea for a fragile garment. Apparently, it turned out so good that she stuck to it.

A month later, she uploaded some photos of a fairy dress made with roses, ivy, periwinkle, and hydrangea on Twitter, and they got 180,000 likes. The online attention spread to TV as well, as the artist was featured in several television segments. Her brand has been growing ever since.

“For me, fairy dresses started out as something I did by myself for fun. However, many people told me that the fairy dresses had healing qualities, and I gradually started making them with prayers in my heart,” Momotsuki says. “Even if the fairy dresses do not have a place in your heart, there is something about them that will gently support you subconsciously.”

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