Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fairy Houses...

To help get you started on the activity and challenge part of this month's theme, I've looked up a few fairy houses!

Some are quite simple....like this one from Family Fun magazine...

http://familyfun.go.com/assets/cms/crafts/fairy-houses-craft-photo-420-FF0403FAIRYA02.jpg

and others are more elaborate

http://www.realfairies.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/fairy_house1-300x239.jpg

There is a TON of information on creating fairy houses on the web,
Here is just one tutorial... you shouldn't have any difficulty finding things to spark your creativity! (Many are made by altering inexpensive birdhouses from craft stores...here is a link to a place that sells completed ones...for inspiration only of course!

After creating your fairy house, furnish it will a few little lovelies. Use an old place mat as the floor. Add a toadstool to perch on, and a flower for a bed.
Maybe a firefly to light the way.


Then, find a lovely place in the garden for it. Or on your patio, balcony, wherever!
Fairies fly, ya know! Ours will most likely be placed in a large planter so Mojo doesn't accidentally 'sprinkle' on it while watering the yard...ahem...

As an alternative you could make a sweet little felt fairy house like this one....here is the tutorial.

I'll post more with tutorials later...this should get you going though!

2 comments:

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

So cute! Great ideas!

Melinda Cornish said...

great ideas....I am going to have fun with this one! melinda