I’m not a hoarder…I just like to keep useful things, in case I need them. One of those things has been old seed packages. They’re just so pretty, I knew I could use them for something.
And that something is…a fairy house. If you haven’t had the pleasure of discovering fairy gardens yet, then you’re in for a treat. These little miniature gardens are the cutest, and I promise if you build one, the fairies will come and move into your garden.
There are all kinds of amazing fairy gardens. I’ve been making them for years, but what is for sure is that you need a little house for the fairies to live in. I like using a simple little dollar store bird house.
So here’s how I made mine.
- Dollar store bird house
- small saw
- paint stick
- finishing nail
- old seed packages
- modge podge
- hot glue
To Make the Fairy House:
1. Start by removing the bird perch from your bird house, with a small saw. Then cut the end off of a paint stick to make a door for your fairy house.
2. Paint the house roof and edges with white paint.
3. Cut out and modge podge the seed package onto your house.
4. Paint the door and glitter.
5. Coat the roof with modge podge and sprinkle with glitter (after the seed packages have dried).
6. Nail the door to the house using a tiny finishing nail and leaving it slightly raised to resemble a door knob.
7. Optional: Cut toothpicks to create a window, hot glue in place and paint white.
8. Create a fairy garden and insert your fairy house.
You can add all kinds of fun creative little details in your fairy garden.
This one is pretty simple, with a lawn of Irish moss, with a little fairy sized watering can.
At the end of the little pea gravel path is a sweet little mail box. I found the watering can at a doll house miniature store, and the mail box is from a craft store.
I put this simple fairy garden on our deck stairs, along with some other pots for us to enjoy all summer.
With a simple and pretty little fairy garden house like this, life really is a party.
I’m so excited to be joining up with these other great Canadian bloggers for Trash to Treasure! Be sure to check out all their great projects too.
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