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Make A Fairy Vignette From Vintage Alarm Clocks

Make A Fairy Vignette From Vintage Alarm Clocks

There is nothing better than an old round alarm clock that stands on legs. It’s no wonder no one uses them to wake up to anymore. They were awful! Im sure they gave more than a few people real heart attacks first thing in the 

Book Nooks for Fairies

Book Nooks for Fairies

Book Nooks made for libraries full of Fairies.

5 Magical Forest Fairy Houses

5 Magical Forest Fairy Houses

We think we have 5 Magical Forest Fairy Houses that you will love. Fairy friends live in magical forests or in outdoor spaces that fit them. There are gardens that can be a perfect background for these special little beings too. You can turn an area of your garden or yard into that forest-like feeling just by adding a few things like bark and moss.  The houses shown below can be found on Etsy and we thank this talented artist ‘maryfontones’ for her 5 magical forest fairy houses.

This first house is such a great mixture of natural materials and paint and fabric. The banner really adds color and fun and the moss makes the roof soft and ready for fireflies.

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A French Fairy House

A French Fairy House

There is an artist in France that is making paper mache Fairy houses, Carriages and fairy tale characters that you must see. Her name is Laetitia Mieral.  She is a darling girl that calls herself a ‘paper magician’, and she truly is a magician with 

5 of our Favorite Fairie Doors

5 of our Favorite Fairie Doors

Don’t you love Fairie doors!  There are so many rustic fairy doors that inspired us… We chose 5 of our Favorite Fairie Doors for this week and hope you agree that they are fun and magical!  All of these doors can be recreated by you 

Make your own Fairy Pumpkin House for Fall and Halloween

Make your own Fairy Pumpkin House for Fall and Halloween

It’s officially Fall!  So let’s get ready to decorate our gardens with Fairy Pumpkin houses for Halloween!  Since the weather is getting cooler and the evenings are getting shorter now is a great time to hunt for a real pumpkin to carve for this project or a Funkin Pumpkin from the craft or Dollar Store.  This pumpkin above has been painted black and hollowed out. 

Every year our family has a pumpkin carving contest.  It is one of our highlights! Last year our team turned a little white pumpkin into a fairy carriage that lit up inside. It was really cute and the kids loved it.

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Pumpkin Carriage

We take this contest very seriously and the pumpkins we carve are really amazing!  The Pumpkin Carriage on your left is very similar to what we made. I also made a Fairy Carriage from metal so if you want a fairy carriage that is more permanent you can check out this post from last year.

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White Fairy Halloween Pumpkin

Adding something kids will want to see at your house for Halloween can be so much fun.  It can be a Fall Pumpkin Garden with lights and Pumpkin Houses. They are really easy to make and fun to decorate.  You can buy the Funkins in orange or white and I have even seen black and turquoise ones.  You can mix real pumpkins with them too.  There are plenty of little lights that you can also add to the garden and some that even blink.

Imagine a little area in front that the neighborhood children can see when they come Trick or Treating!

Inspire yourself with a new idea. These pumpkins are all different but you can see how they are similar to create.

Michaels has some really cute miniatures for Halloween that you can start collecting and adding to each year.

You can find the little pumpkins to sit on the grass and little ghosts and fences, and beds. There were little black trees and all the different colored mosses as well.

You will get a flood of ideas!

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Fairy Halloween Gazebo

This little Halloween Fairy display at left is in a gazebo. It has miniature pumpkins, a broom, little books in the corner, a table made of  a spool, candles and a fortune tellers ball.

So many ideas for the Halloween Fairy garden. The detail is wonderful!

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Fairy Fall Pumpkin

There are also bottle brush trees that you can dye yourself or buy in oranges, black,  purples and greens and reds. I found some in the Holiday section at Lowes to dye.

They come in a package in their Christmas section, which sadly, is already up. There are lots of instructions online to help you get started.

This pumpkin on the right is a real pumpkin that has been carved to look like a little outdoor sitting area for fall fairy nights. A little bench close to the fire to stay warm.

A friend of mine taught me how to make a black Halloween tree this year out of dowels and cheap greenery.  I will show you how to do that in my next post.  They would be fun to add in the background of the Halloween Fairy Garden.

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Fairy Halloween Pumpkin House in the Garden

This last fairy house is made with a real pumpkin. The instruction are here.  Such a cute little house with pinecones for the roof.

It looks so natural with the rock path and toad stools. The front door is made of twigs along with the ladder and windows.

I hope these ideas give you that creative push to get your fall season started in your fairy garden.  It will be some of the most fun you have had in a long time and your neighbors will want to come bring their friends to see it!

How to make a Fairy Garden with Stone Houses

How to make a Fairy Garden with Stone Houses

There are so many different ways of making a Fairy Garden. Each garden is as individual as its owner. This Fairy Garden is one of my favorites because each little house is handmade out of cement. Diana, the owner of this fairy garden, has shared 

Urban Fairy Doors Make Magic in Ann Arbor

Urban Fairy Doors Make Magic in Ann Arbor

There is wonderful magic afoot in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Urban Fairy Doors are magically popping up all over the city. Click on the pictures and see where they are. These fairy doors can be found by downloading a map of their current whereabouts. Read this 

You can Make a Fairy House out of a Rock!

You can Make a Fairy House out of a Rock!

I am thinking I need to start looking for rocks to make my own fairy house.  What an easy fun way to add more whimsy to your garden.

I have been looking at so many different pictures of these rock fairy houses and it doesn’t seem to matter what shape or size rock you have. I guess you pick a rock and let it tell you what it wants to be, hehe!

But seriously, I think one of the only things that is important would be that you make sure that you sit the rock down and see how it sits best without tipping over and then see if the surfaces you have are easy enough to paint.  Then you have a good rock house.

I’m going to show you some painted fairy house rocks with different shapes and sizes to get that creative fairy house part of the brain working!

I would start by giving the rock a good scrubbing to remove dirt and any grease or critters, then after it is good and dry maybe in the sun for a bit grab a pencil or pen and start the design.

Start with a door and a window or two. Then add the roof line or little gable over the door. Next, add some grass and flowers along the bottom. Don’t over think it!

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DIY Painted Rock Fairie House

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Purple Rock Fairy House

Look at this little purple fairy house. It is a roundish rock and the artist has made it look like a cottage with windows and a flowering tree.

This artist may be Greek…sorry I don’t know what the language is on her site but she has done really beautiful little fairy house. See her other houses here.

Get some craft paint. There are craft paints now that you can get that are made for pots or for outside use if you would like. They cost a little more and the colors are limited. But hey this isn’t a Picasso so get a few basic colors. If you decide to use the regular craft acrylic paint you will want to seal it with a good urethane to withstand sun and rain.

What ever you decide to choose have fun with it. Remember you can always paint over it until you get it right.

This red roof is quirky and fun with a bike and container of flowers out front. Its also a good size.

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Rock fairy house with bike

This rock also was painted by the same artist with a red roof and stairs in the front. Cute little dog house and dog waiting for its fairy owner to come home!

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Rock Fairy house painted with a red roof and dog

Below is a village on the beach. These fairy houses look simple to paint and shows that when you put them all together the result is fun! Well I’m out the door. Going rock hunting!

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Painted Rock Beach Fairy Village

Make a Fairy Clock House for your Fairy Garden with Found Objects

Make a Fairy Clock House for your Fairy Garden with Found Objects

There are so many wonderful Fairy Garden projects that I have a hard time choosing which projects I’m going to do next. But when I ran across these Fairy Clock Houses I decided this would be it. First of all, I have a clock just