In the summer months sometimes all you need is a little Pixie dust to make the days feel short and be filled with love and laughter. Creating fairy houses is an adorably cute and very fun craft. My girls and I worked on our Fairy Houses for almost 2 hours getting them perfected. We bought $1.00 bird houses from JoAnn Fabrics for this craft. It was a great starting place and since they are wooden they fit into nature perfectly.
To reduce the threat of having any sort of melt down I had Big Sister (age 6.5) draw her fairy house blueprint. She needed time to think about what she was creating instead of just jumping in with some glue and craft supplies. She took a sticky note to the back yard where she drew her sketch. I loved the time and thought she put into doing it. She went to the craft box and found pom-poms and her plan was a little derailed, but for the most part she stayed on track!
After gathering a bunch of stick and twigs I knew that I wanted a stick roof on my fairy house. My original goal was to create a fairy house out of just sticks, but that was hard and complicated so I abandoned that idea. Please note: this post contains affiliate links. Using a low-temperature glue gun I glued the sticks in place and adhered moss to the sides of my fairy house. You can purchase moss at your local craft store’s floral department. It is more expensive than I was expecting so be sure you take a craft store coupon with you. If you haven’t crafted with moss yet you may be interested to know that this is real moss…..like the kind that grows outside! I was expecting something artificial, not the real deal.
Little Sister liked the look of the moss and requested a moss roof. She attached a stick flagpole to the back of the fairy house and put a button on the top. Why a button? It’s the fairies “lost thing.” Using a few sticks for edging almost completed her fairy house project, but then she tucked in two fuchsia chenille stems as antennae. Cute, right?
In the end we had three unique fairy houses that are perfect to put in our back yard.
Another craft project that goes hand in hand with Fairy houses are Wooden Fairies.
After searching on Amazon I found some reeeeaaaallly cute accessories that would make turn your fairy village spectacular! It is taking all of my self control to not purchase all of these items:
- Miniature Fairy Garden Wooden Crate, Vegetables
- Miniature Fairy Garden Vine Twig Bench
- Miniature Fairy Garden Metal Vine Bench
- Miniature Fairy Garden Little Red Wagon
- Miniature Fairy Garden Miniature Frog Birdbath
We definitely had inspiration after visiting the Fairy Trail at Sawnee Mountain Preserve in Cumming, Geogia (North of Atlanta).
Do you have a favorite fairy craft? Or even a favorite fairy?
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