Where Fairies Live
Legend has it that if you build a fairy butterfly home and leave it in your garden, you might attract a fairy into your domain.
Fairy Houses are small structures for the shy garden fairies and mysterious woodland creatures of the forest. Ranging from simple to intricate ‘Fairy Mansions,’ these whimsical habitats are built by children, families, gardeners and nature lovers reflecting their creativity, joy and pride.
Creating fairy houses offers everyone, especially children, a unique activity encouraging them to go outside and connect with the natural world, nurturing care and respect for the environment.
You can use a milk carton, a birdhouse, cardboard, wood, or twigs to make the house structure. You can even transform a dollhouse into a fairy house. Find leaves, mosses, branches, pebbles, acorns, dried grasses, and other natural items to decorate your structure. But the creativity doesn’t stop there!
You can create an inside world for the fairies too. Cover the floors with sands, leaves, or moss to create soft padding. Make a hammock from the fronds of a fern or a piece of stocking and add scraps of fabric for curtains. Turn an upside-down teacup or saucer into a table and use acorn caps as bowls. You can even add “wallpaper” made of dried leaves, leathers, or hand-made paper. If you want to add furniture, you can either use doll furniture or make your own.
Your imagination is the only limitation when it comes to designing these special little dwellings!