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Fairy Houses

My daughters have been asking me for months to make a fairy garden with them, so one day when the JoAnn’s Fabric in our town was moving locations I picked up a few Bird houses for just pennies.  Then, when my oldest daughter had a play date we decided to get started on our fairy garden, we made a few Fairy Houses that turned out FANTASTIC!

What you will need:

  • Wooden Bird Houses
  • Paint
  • Recycled Jars/Containers
  • Spray Lacquer
  • Hot Glue or E6000
  • Moss
  • rocks
  • Dirty
  • Embellishments of choice

Step one:  Painting the Bird Houses

Removed the wooden dowels at the circle opening of the bird house (The bird perch at the opening) to make it look more like a house then a bird house. Then, I let the girls choose there paint and get creative.  This is a great project for all ages, the girl’s ages ranged from 3 years to 9 years of age and they all were able to execute this task with ease.

fairy-house-painting

Step Two:  Adding Embellishments

Step two is really up to you, there are some many types of embellishments that can be used; I gave my girls wooden sticks that they used to make windows and door frames.  We used artificial flowers to glue on the houses too.

Fairy houses

Step Three:  Creating the Base

While I was hot gluing the flowers, windows and doors on the houses, the girls picked out a container and filled them with dirt from our yard, this helped with insuring the houses wouldn’t be top heavy and fall over.  Once, the containers were filled I used E6000 to glue the houses to the containers.  Next, I hot glued moss to the container and the base of the house.  I hot glued rocks to fill in the empty spots where the moss did not cover.  You can really let your creativity run wild here!

Fairy-house-bases

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The finished Fairy Houses.

Five Fairy Homes

This is such a fun project for kids of all ages, the Fairy Houses turned out amazing and I cannot wait to make a few more things and create a Fairy Garden in our backyard.

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