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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!

tutorial painted rock fairy house | fairiehollow.com
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.

painted rock fairy house with bike
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 

You Need Hobbit Houses in your Fairie Garden

You Need Hobbit Houses in your Fairie Garden

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 

Is Your Garden Fairie Ready?

Is Your Garden Fairie Ready?

If you are getting ready to get your garden ready for fairies? There are so many magical things to add to your garden and one of the cutest are mushrooms. I have found some beautiful mushrooms that you can make yourself or purchase from talented artisans! These ideas will help you get your garden Fairie Ready…

These little mushrooms are made with twigs and acorns. They are just the right size for a miniature garden. You can find the instructions for them here.

Red polka dot mushrooms.Creating your Fairy Garden can begin by adding mushrooms that you can DIY|fairiehollow.com
Red Polka -Dot Mushrooms

These next two little mushrooms can be purchased on Etsy or you can make them from Sculpey. If you have never used Sculpey you will find that it is a very forgiving and fun clay to work with. After sculpting, it is baked on low heat. After cooling it can be painted any color that you like and sealed to be able to use outdoors. These are some of my favorite mushrooms.

Pink and Yellow Mushrooms.Creating your Fairy Garden can begin by adding mushrooms that you can DIY|fairiehollow.com
Pink and Yellow Sculpey Mushrooms.
Red Polymer Clay MushroomCreating your Fairy Garden can begin by adding mushrooms that you can DIY|fairiehollow.com
Red Polymer Clay Mushroom

These next mushrooms  are made from velvet and felting.  Actually they are ornaments, but I think with a little twist they could work great in the garden.  They are so beautiful. If you are good at sewing you can easily make these.  Here is a pattern on Pinterest for DIY mushrooms. Its a little different than the ones below but I’m sure it could be adapted. I just bought it and can’t wait to try it. She has great patterns and I would love to try using velvet.

Velvet and Felt Mushrooms.Creating your Fairy Garden can begin by adding mushrooms that you can DIY|fairiehollow.com
Velvet and Felt Mushrooms

I’m sure you can find many different glass vases and bowls to put together some very unique mushrooms for your Fairy Garden. These mushrooms are quite a bit larger scale but I’m sure there are so many different small glass pieces. It would be fun to go on the search at second hand stores for all the bits and pieces for glass mushrooms.

Glass MushroomsCreating your Fairy Garden can begin by adding mushrooms that you can DIY |fairiehollow.com
Glass Mushrooms

These mushrooms will cost you nothing if you have smooth stones and twigs in your yard. They can be painted red with dots or purple, blue, pink or whatever makes you smile! Use a strong glue like E6000 or Gorilla Glue to glue the rocks to the twigs. And seal the paint for outdoor use.

Painted stone and Twig mushrooms.Creating your Fairy Garden can begin by adding mushrooms that you can DIY|fairiehollow.com
Stone and Twig Mushrooms

The next mushrooms are wonderfully earthy and could be made from Hypertufa. If you aren’t familiar with Hypertufa you can find many different recipes for it on Pinterest. These Hypertufa Mushrooms come with great instructions to try your hand at working with this strong material to be used outside for planters or other unique garden projects.

Hypertufa Mushrooms.Creating your Fairy Garden can begin by adding mushrooms that you can DIY|fairieholow.com
Hypertufa Mushrooms

Below is another outdoor mushroom that can be made of concrete. Concrete is also used in the Hypertufa recipe above but you can also use concrete in these smaller mushrooms. Concrete is heavy so using it in this smaller form would work better than larger projects.  You can make lots of mushrooms with just a little concrete.  Now you can get your garden Fairie ready by adding beautiful unique mushrooms!

Miniature Concrete Mushrooms.Creating your Fairy Garden can begin by adding mushrooms that you can DIY|fairiehollow.com
Miniature Concrete Mushrooms

 

Miniature Plants for Fairy Gardens

Miniature Plants for Fairy Gardens

Have you been thinking about making a Fairy Garden of your own? There are so many different ways to accomplish this. You can use containers such as crates, buckets, wheelbarrows or drawers.  Or find a place in the yard or garden area that can be