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Heart Wreath Tutorial made from Branches

Heart Wreath Tutorial made from Branches

Its time to add a sweet bit of love to your front door or wall. It will bring the outdoors in and add a little whimsey to this dark time of the year! It is made from dogwood branches but you could use any branches 

Elevate a Simple Object by putting it Under Glass in a Cloche.

Elevate a Simple Object by putting it Under Glass in a Cloche.

A cloche, pronounced /kloshe/, is derived from the French word Bell. It is a clear glass dome that is used as a garden cover to protect tender seedlings from frost. If you see a French garden you will see a beautiful row of these beauties. 

You Need to add a Putz House to your Miniature Fairy Christmas Collection!

You Need to add a Putz House to your Miniature Fairy Christmas Collection!

If you are looking for a new addition to your Miniature Fairy Christmas Collection I have just what you need. As soon as you see these little houses you will know what I mean. They are called Putz houses. Putz? Yes….

The word “putz” means ‘put,’ but in German/American culture, it can mean “putter,” as in “Are you going to keep putzing around with those houses?”

Between 1880 and 1928 these little cardboard houses were candy boxes. But when lights became available to many homes, the putz house designers who were mostly from Japan added a little hole in the back to place a light in the back lighting up each one. The houses are made from cardboard so finding them in good shape is an exciting find. I have purchased mine from Ebay and Antique stores.

Putz house with Santa

Beautiful Putz house with Santa. Look at the detail that it has. A great example of the workmanship of these little gems. The Red Putz house is another work of art.

Putz House with a Yellow Porch

Are you one of those creative souls who would like to make your own Putz house? You are in luck! This next house is a Glitter House. This is the name for most of the houses people make today for obvious reasons. They are glittered after being painted. Make your own Miniature Glitter Christmas Village with the patterns and tutorials available below.

Purple Glitter House

Start collecting or making your little Putz or Glitter houses and make a wreath! This wreath has everything, vintage bulbs, trees, bells and reindeer. This is a fun project!

Putz House Wreath

Are you inspired? Yes? Good luck with your search for these Antique Putz houses or your own Glitter houses made by you. How about making a Glitter House that looks like your own home!

Happy Holidays!

Make Your Own Fairy Caravan

Make Your Own Fairy Caravan

Make your own fairy caravan out of willow bird nests. You can find them at your local garden center. I found two different shapes. One is short and round with a removable top, the other is taller with a pointy top. Both have nice square 

Make These Christmas Mushroom Decorations for Gifts and Decking the Halls

Make These Christmas Mushroom Decorations for Gifts and Decking the Halls

Some of the most magical Christmas fairy decorations are the toadstools or mushrooms that hang on trees, garlands or just added to a Christmas fairy vignette. We have assembled a few of the best patterns and tutorials to make these Christmas mushroom decorations to give 

The Best Fairy Tree Houses

The Best Fairy Tree Houses

Some of the most wonderful fairy houses are the houses that are in trees.

They seem like the perfect place for a fairy to set up their magical little homes. We hope you are inspired and smile when you see some of the best fairy tree houses around.

This little fairy door at the base of an old tree looks like a happy fairy house doesn’t it? Magical fairy lights light the way home.

Imagine coming home to this amazing fairy house
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This fairy house has a picket fence and secret round windows. Breath taking at night with candles glowing in the windows.

This fairy tree house has a beautiful staircase made with rope railings. The landing outside the fairy door is full of potted plants which makes it very welcoming.

This fairy house is nestled at the base of this tree. You could walk by this little door and never see it. Perfect for keeping it secret.

This fairy tree house has several doors with access using the stairs made of wood slices. The windows with balconies are enchanting.

This fairy door is so beautiful. The detail of this fairy tree house door is outstanding. It is made of objects found in the forest. Acorns, moss, tree bark and branches work together perfectly.

Setting up fairy houses is perfect in this old tree. It has the perfect crevices to add little rope ladders under each landing.

The variety of beautiful fairy houses that are in trees really shows creativity and unique ways of adding magic to your own yard.

A Gnomes Life

A Gnomes Life

Why do we humans have such a love for gnomes?  They are always portrayed as grumpy, mischievous little men with buxom ladies or they look like they have had one too many of their homemade brew. Is it the little pointy hats that are always red 

Fairie Rooms I want to Live in!

Fairie Rooms I want to Live in!

If I were a Fairie I would want to live in a snug, enchanting room in a tree surrounded by little lights and wonderful unique furniture that would be made by fairy artisans of the finest woods. I have compiled some of the best Fairie 

Our Favorite DIY Halloween Miniature Paper Decorations

Our Favorite DIY Halloween Miniature Paper Decorations

October is the month for the spooky, the orange and the black, full moons and the best decorations. If you have been a scrapbooker you know the joys of all the amazing papers out there. If you have not worked with scrap book paper you are missing out. We want to introduce you to the joy of mixed media to DIY your own Halloween Miniature Paper Decorations. Paper is an inexpensive way to create little works of art. One of these amazing paper companies is called Graphic 45. The piece above and the net few are made using their papers.

Pam Bray is a guest artist for Graphic 45 who made this beautiful Halloween Miniature Display using their amazing papers. If you would like to see the collection of Graphic 45 Halloween papers you can check them out here.

This next piece uses some of our favorite Graphic 45 vibrant papers. We love this miniature fairy carousel by Laura Dennison. Check out her tutorial for this unique Fairy Go Round.

Halloween Fairy Carousel

Next is another Laura Dennison creation from Graphic 45. She calls it the Wizard House. It is a little bit Halloween and little bit steampunk! Laura creates wonderful kits that you can purchase from her. What a great addition to your miniature Halloween collection!

Wizard House by Laura Dennison

This next Halloween Miniature is a great example of how to use inexpensive Collage sheets to create a really terrific decoration. The sheet used below from Artfully Musing gives you 86 images for $5. Using a simple shadow box, black paint, and miniature glass bottles gives you this Witches Apothecary.

Witches Apothecary

Anne from Annes Paper Creations is from Norway. She has a video tutorial on making these cute little individual Halloween books and other oddities that can be placed together or scattered throughout to add to your other decorations. She also happens to be using Graphic 45 papers too!

Tiny Rare Books and Oddities

One more example of how to turn old miniature bottles into real looking vintage apothecary jars. You make your own labels or purchase labels from places like Etsy or even print free labels from Pinterest. It just takes your own imagination and creativity to turn any corner of your house into it’s own little spooky bit of Halloween.

Sweet and Easy Fairy Parties

Sweet and Easy Fairy Parties

Every Fairy Party needs sweet and easy fairy treats. After all sweet treats are what help make the magic happen! Whatever fairy party theme you decide on there are many different and unique ideas that are sure to be a special part of the day.