I want to live in a Hobbit house don’t you? The beautiful round door and the coziness of the fire and library. The table that seats so many for dinner….of course I am talking about the home of Bilbo Baggins! Stepping out into his garden and sitting on his bench. If we can’t live in one We need to add a Hobbit house in our Fairie Garden.
I think everyone should have at least one Hobbit…ish looking house in their Fairie Garden. Maybe a whole little section of lovely little mounds with round doors.
Here are some of my favorites for inspiration and a post that shows us a little How-To for making the mounds and getting it right.
It seems like it would be perfect in a little corner of the garden where dirt could be added for height. Houses can be made to tuck into the soil with some grass seeds thrown on top to make a grassy roof. Or succulents could also be planted. Miniature plants from this post could be placed at the door and path leading down to the mailbox or another neighboring Hobbit house. I will be trying my hand at making a Hobbit house to add to the Fairie Garden this year myself. Lets get inspired together!
Don’t you want to live here! The yellow door, the little chair, the fence and plants…sigh…this would be a wonderful start to a Hobbit section in your garden.
We all have trees in the yard. Imagine this little Hobbit House…a few rocks for a path with some moss covered stepping stones and a Hobbit shaped door…so sweet.
This would be fun to make because this wattle fence could be made from twigs. They are not hard to make. Click here to see how to do it. The green door is bright and cheery and the little path down to the gate could be made with broken concrete tiles for the steps. This is also a great way to use miniature plants.
The natural setting of this Hobbit house makes it a delightful surprise in a wooded garden area. The chimney looks like it is made from a twig and acorn top. So natural and the light behind the window shows that someone is home!
This Hobbit house has all the great things a house in the shire should have! The windows have little window boxes overflowing with flowers. The circular stone fence looks like its been there forever. This would be another great addition to your Fairie Garden.
This next picture shows how to DIY a Hobbit House. This DIY Hobbit house is made from hypertufa. It is made using a bowl and kitchen knife to cut out the holes for windows.
It could easily be finished with a layer of soil and planted with sedums, moss or miniature plants. The door can be made of wood scraps or pop cycle sticks. This door isn’t completely round but could easily be made that way.
DIY projects like this can give you the basics of how to’s and then you can take it and make it yours. Just like all the different Hobbit houses we have been looking at are the same but have unique and individual differences.
I like the way she finishes the windows with twigs or scraps of wood. You could also add little shutters. Or maybe an arbor could frame the front door planted with a miniature ivy.
You can also add a lantern like this that lights up next to the door.
This lantern is about 1 1/2″ tall and comes with a battery pack. It makes a soft glow and is easy to place in the fairy garden.
By adding some simple lighting it can turn a dark area into an enchanting village. There are so many different types of miniature lights to add variety to your garden.
When making your fairy garden embrace your childlike memories and be creative. Get kids involved. Children have the Best ideas! Ask them what they would like to see in the fairy garden and then make a whole village of all the different ideas that come!
Some of the best ideas are the simplest. Gather and add natural objects. Shells, twigs, snail shells, smooth rocks, flowers, leaves, moss, pinecones, acorns, pieces of broken sea glass and sand.
Hobbits like to collect things! So pick your favorite Hobbit house design and make one…I know you will fall in love with them…
This last Hobbit house has the most amazing blue door. Look at all the tiny pots of plants, the hat, the window boxes and that roof! Green grass mounded tightly against it to keep all the Hobbits living there warm in winter and cool in summer….awe to be a Hobbit.