Tuesday, April 28, 2009

How to make fairy houses!

So at the Renaissance Faire there was a little area where you could make crafts. Taylor and I made fairy houses! They are so cute and so easy to make! I took pictures of Taylor making his :)

garden 035 Sorry I didn’t get pictures of starting out!

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That is real moss he’s putting on the roof, and on the floor. The base is a wood round. The house is cardboard.

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garden 050 This was it all finished :) I didn’t take pictures of mine being assembled so I’ll show the pictures I took of it all finished.

garden 032 This is mine before glitter :)

garden 037 After glitter!

garden 038 Isn’t that cute! Look at the little steps!

garden 039 This is a fairy chair!

garden 040 The roof!

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garden 043 Oh I just love it. I put those little roses along the roof to cover up the exposed white part of the roof. I also used a little green glittery branch on the roof for some extra glam ;) There are little pink dried berries and mini pine cones!

garden 046 Then the lady gave us a little gold fairy for our house! I think it looks so much nicer with glitter. Taylor opted for no glitter LOL.

garden 051 I put it under my new cloche from Pier 1! Remember how I kept going on and on about the cloches there LOL

This is what we used to make it:So the house was like a paper towel roll only wider that she cut to 5 inches tall and cut a door in it. You could use a small milk carton, you know the ones kids get from school? Like an 8 ouncer. The roof was similar cardboard material just made into a triangle shaped roof. She had a wooden round for the base with little wooden stepping stones like from a cup up stick that she glued on there.

She gave us colored dried seedpod type things to glue around the house. We used real moss for the roof and sod for the ground. Then she had various dried and colored things to glue around the house: berries, pussy willows, pinecones, bark, shells, rocks, flowers, seedpods etc. She gave us the little fairy chair that she had made it looks like an acorn thing lol and some other kind of piece of bark glued together.

We used tacky glue for everything and it all worked out well! It didn’t take me very long to make either. First glue the house to the base, then the roof to the house, then the little steps leading to the door. Then once all of that has dried apply the dried seedpods (I can’t find a picture of them but they were paper like and thin and dyed different colors) or dried petals to the house. Then glue the sod to the base around the house and the moss to the roof. After that just add all of your own bits and bobs. You don’t even have to buy anything, just go find twigs, berries, and flowers outside. Afterward she sprayed everything with glitter which was the icing on the cake! I hope if you all want to you try it! I don’t know how the real moss and sod will hold up. She said to mist it with water. I think if I make it again I will be using fake stuff LOL. All the best everyone!


Tracey said...

These are sooooo cute!!!

Vintage Roses said...

Wow just like a real fairy house! Very creative and it looks really fun to make too!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

The fairy house under the cloche was darling! Good idea!

Terry said...

Wow what fun this must be,I want to go make my own now !
Thanks for sharing all those delightful pictures and how to.
Awesome .

Stephanie / Steppi / Loo Loo said...

That is so adorable! What a cool little fairy house you have made. I have always wanted to go to a Renaissance faire lol did you guys have a good time? Love LOO LOO

Ines said...

These are adorable. I really want one. Alas I cannot go to the Ren Faire to make some. Maybe I will try to make the from your directions.

Country Romantic said...

Hi Allison,

That looks like so much fun and so cute too. I want to make one for my garden.

Hugs & blessings,


Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Those turned out SO cute!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Your little fairy house is just too cute !! I love to do craft things too .

Shelia said...

Hi Alli! This is the cutest thing!
Thanks for poppint in to see me!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Anonymous said...

I love this!

Karen said...

How DARLING! And to put it under the cloche was wonderful! What a fun thing! Great post!

Janie's World said...

Both of your fairy houses turned out so cute! That looks like it was fun. I like something new and crafty.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment. I read your profile and you live close to me (when you at home) and you live close to my daughter when you are college (she is at SDSU).

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Just adorable! I'll bet this sweet little house was so much fun to make!

Allison, thanks so much for visiting with me and leaving such kind comments. :)


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am so delighted with your creations. I think I will try some sheet moss. It isn't as green as yours..but..I think I could control it better. I have this darling little house I bought years ago. I will take a picture and send it. I just need to add to it...and there it will be.
Those are so cute...and I was so delighted to see Taylor working on one! Sooo neat! We used to go to the Renaissance Faire every single year. My daughter, Dawn and her husband worked with them. I have movies of them and now I am glad I do!
It really is fun! You can see some real characters there! Did you watch the jousting? I never did. Always missed it!
Now I can't wait to try to make one of those little Fairy house..but I am going to cheat!
~smiles and love~

Tricia Samsal said...

Oh my gosh@! I love the fairy houses. WHat an adorable idea! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Tricia
Vintage Bliss

Cindy Shea said...

Oh my goodness your sweetie does crafts with you!....This one is definately a keeper!