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!
(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?