Thursday, November 19, 2009

Fairy Haven (with a mini-tute!)

Well, with my sweet Goose's love for fairies growing more everyday we (Goose and I) decided that it was high time she had a house for her fairies (both imaginary and "real"). This is such a fun little project. And depending on how much design and decor your particular fairies require, it can be an especially quick and easy project.

I had originally planned to make this as a sursprise for Goose, but I'm so glad I didn't, as it has been so fun to design the little house with her. I think I would have missed so many important details. For instance, I had no idea how many sparkles a typical fairy required...

Here's an idea of what you will need to create your fairy house (most of which I found for free or thrifted!):

Plastic potters with the bottoms
lots of felt
silk flowers and greens
hot glue gun (with TONS of extra glue sticks...I was very generous in my glue usage)
accessories for fairy haven decor: we used fabric for curtains and door and we used large sequins for the sparkles on the walls and around the door.
sharp razor blade
maybe some duct tape??

Why the duct tape? Because I had a hard time cutting the pot without also cracking it, where I didn't want it to crack. But I think it may have been easier had I put down a layer of duct tape, or the like, on the pot first and then drew my door and then cut it out, perhaps this may have kept it from cracking?? I don't know. If you try it, please share the results!

First, I cut the pot. Then I hot glued the green felt down. That stuff is going nowhere, not after I got to it. No, sir. We covered the inside of the house with pink fleece, because this bad mama had no pink felt to be found?? However did I let that happen? Once the house was sufficiently covered we commenced decorating. Every fairy loves flowers, so we made sure there were lots of those. And then, after an hour of playing with it my daughter informed that it was too bright in there and the fairies were tired and needed a nap. Hence, the door and curtains.

I was going to attach the top to the bottom but decided to keep them separated so my daughter could decorate and play inside of the house a little more easily.

The little fairy welcomes you to come play! I'll show you how to make those sweet little things another time. Soon, though. I promise. And don't worry, there will be many additions to this fine little house. We have a garden and another house swimming in our imaginations just waiting to be made.


McMom said...

Would it be weird to make myself a fairy house, since I don't have any girls?

Chelsie said...

Okay Katie! You are so fun! I'm glad I found your blog since you commented on Megan's. Do you feel stalked?

Candace @ Candace Creations said...


♥Andrea♥ said...

I wish I had girls. Boy's + Fairys= Nope not happening.

♥Andrea♥ said...

Hahaha... totally meant to write fairies! I'm not usually this dumb, I just need to get my bottom to bed already!

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