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« on: July 24, 2013 09:34:09 AM »

Let me start by saying I did not look a detergent bottle and think up this idea on my own. I was absolutely totally inspired by a post on a kids art and craft blog called Filth Wizardry. Here is the link to the specific inspiration post

Here is my version...

I'm really happy with how they turned out. These ones are headed to my local arts centre for a fairy village exhibit Smiley

And if you're too lazy to follow the above link, here's the inspiration project.

Edited: Just adding a photo of these installed at the exhibit...

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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2013 09:51:17 AM »

What a fantastic idea Knickertwist!!! And leave it to you to take it up a whole lot of notches!!! Love where your imagination took you!!! Super lovely!!! (Gonna make a village?Huh? I hope)
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013 09:56:13 AM »

I want to live in one!!!! Shocked

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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013 09:59:52 AM »

What did you coat the houses with....it looks like stucco or granite! Very fun and a great recycling craft. So...what is the rent for moving into one of these?

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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2013 11:30:01 AM »

You are so clever and talented. These turned out adorable and I like you can tell what they were in a former life. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2013 12:03:41 PM »

How cute!


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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2013 08:39:20 PM »

I want to live in one!!!! Shocked

That was my first thought too!! I imagine fairy tales being written inside Smiley.

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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2013 04:48:27 AM »

Just awesome! Thanks for posting - you have inspired me to save my next bottle and put it somewhere on a trail where kids will find an unexpected fairy house!

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