Create a DIY Fairy House for the Garden!
Invite the fairies to play, with this whimsical little cottage, made with items you can find in your own back yard! This fantastic little fairy house for the garden is a great way to engage the kids’ imaginations, as well as enjoy an afternoon of foraging and crafting.
You Will Need:
- Terracotta pots in various sizes (I used 25cm, 13cm, 5cm, and 7cm in diameter)
- Two terracotta saucers 15cm in diameter
- A saucer large enough to use as a base
- Various sized pinecones, leaves and sticks, and moss
- Small river stones
- Hot glue gun
- Lollipop sticks
- Air drying clay
- Double sided tape
First, make your fairy door by gluing together lollipop sticks; to cut them to size, I used a pen knife. Next, build a simple frame for the door using more sticks.
Roll small amounts of air dried clay into sausages, and gently mould these to the door frame. Use a stamp or a pen to make intricate designs in the clay before it dries. Leave to dry for about an hour, then glue on your yellow door to the back.
Take your large terracotta pots, and glue a variety of sticks onto the outside. You might like to use sticks of different lengths and widths to get a variety of textures. Remember to leave some room to glue the door!
To make the roof, take some double sided tape, and apply around the top of the smaller pot. Attach leaves one by one. Work your way to the top of the pot, using strips of tape and layering leaves.
Glue the door to the house, and paint. Then place the roof on the house, and pop the house on top of two saucers. These will be your gardens. Slide the base underneath this, and now it’s time to decorate!
Use stones for the gardens, layer in some moss, add smaller terracotta pots with succulents, and adorn the house with pinecones and other bits. Get creative!
Now there’s nothing left to do but leave your DIY fairy house in the garden, and wait for the fairies to find it!
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