In the fairy tale "Cinderella," the eponymous servant to her step-mother and step-sisters receives help from a fairy godmother and captures the attention of Prince Charming at a ball in his castle. In modern day weddings, guests can place cards and monetary gifts into the wishing well for the bride and groom. You can add a fairy tale theme to your wishing well by incorporating imagery from "Cinderella," such as carriages, pumpkins and glass slippers.
- Popcorn tin
- High-heeled shoes
- 2 Wooden dowels, 2-inch diameter, 2 to 3 feet long
- Artificial leaves and flowers
- Spray paint
- Hot glue
- Paint brush
Select a silver or white spray paint for the wishing well. Wooden dowels will act as supports between the base and the roof of the wishing well. Ideally, dowels should be approximately 2 inches in diameter and two to three feet in length. Coat dowels with spray paint and allow to dry.
Select the items to be used as the base of the wishing well. Use a popcorn tin that stands at least one foot tall and has a diameter of two to three feet, as the base of the wishing well. Cover the interior and exterior of the popcorn tin with white or silver fabric. Coat the back of the fabric in hot glue and apply to the popcorn tin, smoothing the fabric into place. Allow to dry.
Apply hot glue to one side of each dowel and on the bottoms of each dowel. Place each dowel into the interior of the popcorn tin, with the side of each dowel touching the interior sides of the popcorn tin. The two wooden dowels should oppose one another. Allow the dowels to dry in place.
Fold a large piece of rectangular cardboard in half width-wise to create the "roof" of the wishing well. Use white or silver spray paint to coat the roof to match the rest of the wishing well. Allow the spray paint to dry. Apply hot glue to the tops of each wooden dowel. Set the "roof" on top of the wooden dowels and allow to dry.
Dip a paintbrush into glitter and coat the entire wishing well. Take an old high-heeled shoe and coat it in silver or white spray paint. Brush glitter over the shoe after spray paint dries to create a "glass slipper."
Apply hot glue to the parts of the wood dowels between the roof and the base of the wishing well. Press artificial leaves or flowers against the dowels and allow to dry.
Draw Cinderella's pumpkin coach, led by horses, onto a piece of card-stock. Color or paint and allow to dry. Paste onto the front of the wishing well base. Alternatively, crafty individuals can print off "Cinderella" clip-art and glue to the roof of the wishing well to complete the fairy tale theme.
Arrange the wishing well on a fabric-covered table. Set the homemade "glass slipper" beside the well.