The Fairy House

posted in: Garden Projects, Whimsy | 17

Here is a project that was started over 5 years ago, and somehow it got pushed to the very back of the garden shelf in the garage and promptly got forgotten about!

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the finished fairy house

When it was finally discovered it got moved to the basement work shelf and promptly got forgot about again! But while rooting around for something else I discovered this long forgotten project and decided to bring it up into the Dabbling Room and work on it. I also found an old rock house that I had been working on and moved it upstairs too. I’ll be sharing that soon.

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Some clay pots were painted yellow, a door was made from popsicle sticks, and some mauve trim was added. This is how far I got several years ago so it didn’t take a lot to complete this garden whimsy project.

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Around the bottom of the fairy house I glued some nice, small, flat stones collected on one of our trips to the beach. The top pot had some “shingles” added to become the roof.

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Details were added, some with paint and some with permanent marker.

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After all the details were added and it was dry I added a coat of waterproof Mod Podge. In the spring I will spray it with a sealer before it goes into the garden.

I hope the garden fairies like their new home.

Who lives here? shows some other fairy houses.

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17 Responses

  1. Debbie-Dabble

    LOVE this!! I made a light house out of clay pots last year and I can definitely see me trying my hand at this! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    • Crafty Gardener

      I did a couple of lighthouses a few years ago as well, and one is inside for the winter for some repairs and upgrades! Thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely day.

  2. Michele Michael

    So great . Pinning to my garden board. Pop by and post at Funtastic Friday. We would love to have you.

  3. Margie

    Purple and yellow are my favourite colours. So if I were a fairy, i would move into this cute dwelling.

    • Crafty Gardener

      Glad they are your favourite colours Margie, you can transform into a garden fairy and live in our garden any time. I’ve even got little tea cups just for you. 🙂

  4. Myrtle

    Your fairy house is very cute Linda. I have seen your lighthouses, great job on them too. I like real lighthouses also.

    • Crafty Gardener

      I have a series of lighthouse photos from here in Ontario and ones we saw in British Columbia, printed and framed for the house. I also just got a series of mountain photos from the Rockies printed and just need to frame them. My claypot lighthouse needs a bit of repair this winter before it can go back outside again.

  5. Allyson

    Your fairy house turned out so cute! I like that you have a “dabbling room.” 🙂 I’m visiting from The Real Crafty Party.

    • Crafty Gardener

      Glad you stopped by for a visit, hope you return again soon. The fairy house was a fun project to create.

  6. linda

    Hey Linda…
    This looks like a perfect craft for my granddaughter Vivian and I to do soon!!!
    So darn cute!!! Thanks for the inspiration…
    Linda :o)

    • Crafty Gardener

      It will just perfect to make with Miss V, and I’m sure she will have lots of great ideas as well. I’m also “renovating” the claypot lighthouse that I made a few years ago and that is another project she would enjoy.

  7. Teresa

    This is so cute! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  8. Michelle,

    I love the whimsy of the fairy house! So pretty! And so fun. I’m glad you found it.

    Thank you for linking up to Creative Compulsions!’\

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