Fairy Village: How to Build a Magical Fairy House + Giveaway!
The Fairy Village book has truly brought magic and inspiration to our home. No matter what your age, everyone needs a little magical joy in their lives!
There is a lot written around the Zoo about finding joy (we even have 2 free printable pages for your path to joy!) and this book is definitely one that has brought a little more beauty and joy to me! After years of admiring different Fairy Houses, this book has given me the confidence to get started with my collection to eventually build my perfect little fairy house!
Photograph Credit: Image by Angie Bordeaux from Pixabay
About Fairy Village
(A Book Written by Mike and Debbie Schramer)
Step into the world of fairies and little folk like never before with this unprecedented collection of magical miniature scenes and objects made entirely from moss, bark, flowers, and other objects found in nature. Fairy Village, the highly-anticipated followup to the bestseller Fairy House, features full-color photography of beautifully crafted whimsical scenes, including a bakery, a clock maker’s shop, small boutiques, a village pavilion, charming homes, and unbelievable living areas. Beautiful illustrations, anthropological notes on fairies and their ways, and Victorian era art adorn the pages of this lush artistic treasure. A stunning gate-fold displays the full, enchanting village.
Fairy House Work In Progress
My little Fairy House is a work in progress, I’m searching to find some specific things for some ideas I’ve got floating around in my head so I can’t show you my house just yet. I’m also waiting for some things that I’ve ordered. So, obviously, mine is a work in progress. That doesn’t stop me from giving you some direction to begin building your own!
How to Build Your Fairy House
If there is one thing I have learned, a fairy house can be built out of anything you find. Your imagination is the only thing that can truly limit you here. I love that, as it doesn’t matter if you have a ton of extra money laying around or your budget allows leaves no extra cash. It’s also a fantastic way to up-cycle things!
You Will Need:
- Something to be your exterior and roof (can be a coffee can, an empty box or anything that suits your vision).
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Preserved or silk Flowers, leaves, moss, acorns, etc for decorations
- Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer
- Cut out a place for windows and a door from your exterior base (can, box, etc). If you aren’t intending to put anything inside, you can use black vinyl for the window
- Collect sticks and trim them down to the same relative sizes.
- Make the window trim and a front door first.
- Next, glue the other sticks around the exterior of your house to make more fairy like walls and do the same for the roof. Don’t worry too much about spaces, you can fill those later with moss and other decor.
- Seal the exterior completely (including any spaces left behind) using the Mod Podge and let dry fully.
- Now for the really fun part! Utilize your preserved decor and moss to decorate your cottage. You can even use sticks to make little signs and such! Get as fancy as you would like, it’s all about the fun!
A Little More Fairy Fun!
Now that you have your very own fairy house, expand as you please! You can make your very own fairy village if you’d like! Ours would have a pool hall, play house (as in a movie theater not jungle gym), a river made of glass stones and plenty of unique restaurants!
What would you put in your Fairy Village?
23 thoughts on “Fairy Village: How to Build a Magical Fairy House + Giveaway!”
I love creating unique things from ordinary objects.
I would use mini fairy figurines as well as mini fairy houses. As well as smaller flowers and plants and maybe some garden flags.
I would add a lot of birds and fairies to it. That would make it lovely.
I would look for tiny pieces of furniture to put in the houses of the village as well as small animal figures.
I would build a fairy house from twigs, pine cones, and moss. I would surround the house with a rock garden, water feature, miniature birds, butterflies, and a variety of flowers.
I would plant lots of little plants that look like mini tress and put a pond in the yard of it too . My daughter made one for my mom before it was so cute. Its fun you can add to them over time .
I would use tiny rock and things I find in the forest to make my village. I love creating unique things forom ordinary objects.
I would love to win this for my Little! We build fairy houses everywhere we go (outdoors) and use all natural items, things fairies love of course. Moss on the roof, made from sticks and twigs, lined with neat rocks we find. Same materials would be perfect in a coffee can. I have to say, I have built fairy houses since I was a teen (in my 40s) with all 3 kiddos yet have never made an indoor version. Never occured to me I guess LOL We will no doubt be doing this, have all the supplies already! Thank you for the chance and the great idea for a new indoor, rainy day activity!
Very cute. Thanks for sharing and co-hosting at #omhgww.
I would put some of fake small potted flowers 💐 and trees 🌳 around the house.
Sprinkle some fairy dust (glitter) on and around the house. I’d also build a wooden Lego fence around the home 🏡 to keep the tiny dogs that were in the yard. Maybe put some little patio furniture or a swing set in the yard.
I would put lots of trees and cottages! Also, some wild animal figures and grass.
I would use some moss and pinecones to put around the fairy house. Would have to add some fairy glitter to make it sparkle when the sun hits it.
I love to garden. S0 I would plant bushes , and wild flowers.. Also a greehouse near by.
I would put glitter and fairy dust in the fairy house obviously. And decorate it with vines and strings to be more enchanted and antique.
I would use little clothespins and yarn to make a clothesline. I would probably have trolls under a bridge too, just for fun!
I love the clothespin idea! And the TROLLS!!!! Oh my goodness! LOVE that!
Oh what a fun idea, I love anything miniature and wish I had something like this when I was a little girl. Thanks for hosting omhgww with us!
I’ve always loved little houses. For my fairy house I hope I can find some wood and nature to piece it together.
During the cold months I would put the Fairy Village mong my mny plnts in my living room. Then during the warm months my Fairy Village will be outside on my balcony mong my plants.
I’d love to have a fairy garden by my desk at work. I’d like to decorate my garden for different seasons.
I think the coffee can suggestion is what we will use to make a fairy house! This is such a fun idea, I think it will make a great spring project.
I would put toadstools and mushrooms along the outside of the fairy house. Sunflowers and morning glories mixed in.
I would put all my favorite stores from childhood like the candy store the soda shop/drugstore and I would have many fairies and a beautiful pink treehouse