Monday, April 11, 2016

DIY Fairy House

So, I mentioned a couple post back that I was in mind to make a small fairy garden for my patio. For the record, I'm not into the whimsical fantasy or fairy tale stuff (even though I'm also looking for a gnome to put in my front flower bed too). I was just wanting to create a cute garden of succulents, and herbs that will have some fun character. I fairy garden is perfect for this.  I have no place for a garden and I have a blue thumb, not a green one, so I'm thinking this will be a fun project for me to piddle with.

I have no idea yet on how to design it, but I will eventually figure a plan out. For now, I have already created this "fairy house" to add.


I plan to use the house and a couple other little decorations surrounded by live moss and small plants. 

I started with a water bottle and cut it down in size so it would be small. I just hope it will be small enough. 


Even though setting it up crocked was my plan, I didn't worry about making it perfect because I wanted it to look like it fell straight from the tree. 

Later, I collected some pine cones from my afternoon walk and used petals. Would that be what they are called? "Pine Petals"? I thought they would just easily break off, but it was not that easy. I ended up having to cut them off with a pair of scissors. 


Using a hot glue gun, I carefully glued and layered each petal. The bottle was not a very good choice because the glue melted the plastic. Applying glue on each petal and waiting a few seconds before applying it to the bottle worked fine. 


I found a piece of tile and shaped it into a little door and painted it red.  While It looks cozy sitting in the mint plant for a photo shoot, It will soon adorn a small potted garden..


Sarah Celebrates

15 comments:

  1. I hope it is fun, and of course you will make it so. Seeing the Spearmint reminded me of what Sherry said when she read my comment about not ever having spearmint, she informed me we did, and of course I remembered.
    But I know I never had a Gnome in no garden.!

    Love from the boon docks.

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  2. That little house is sweet sweet sweet. Had a gnome house in my garden when my kids were little. so much fun to be creative.

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  3. Cute! love the squashed bottle for a base!

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  4. Oh how very creative. Such a cute little fairy house. I love it.

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  5. Absolutely adorable!!! I bet you could sell these at a local garden center!!

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  6. Very imaginative, thank you for this enjoyable post

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  7. Wow that is really adorable using pine cones!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

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  8. That's is so cute, you;d never know it started as a plastic bottle.
    I think our garden NEEDS a gnome too.....

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  9. Your little fairy house is adorable.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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  10. Aww...such a cute idea!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  11. That fairy house is so sweet, love it!! My daughters and I made one too and it was really fun to make, I am sure you enjoyed a lot with yours.

    I will be featuring this next Tuesday at our Two Uses Tuesday party, so don't forget to stop by and grab your button.

    I would love to invite you to share it with us at our new Sweet Inspiration party, which is live every Friday: http://sweethings.net/sweet-inspiration-link-party-2/, so more people can be inspired.

    Hugs,

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  12. This is darling! I'm featuring it this week, so swing by You're Gonna Love it and grab a button. I also will be sharing it on my facebook page! <3 Thanks for linking up!

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  13. super cute and it does look great nestled with the plants. If I was a fairy, I would love it!

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