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
- Recycled Jars/Containers
- Spray Lacquer
- Hot Glue or E6000
- 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.
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.
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!
The finished Fairy Houses.
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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