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Topic: There's a Fairy House in my garden (Pictures galore)  (Read 2374 times)
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« on: September 04, 2013 10:14:08 PM »

NOTE: Extra information about how I made it is in purple if you want to read about how I made this :3

So I just returned to Craftster a few weeks ago from a hiatus, and while waiting to Angel thought I'd do this challenge when I saw it, since my backyard is tiny too. It's not perfect but I like it. I may even send it to a friend in New Zealand. This took me about 4 series of Daria and a few shows of Jeff Dunham to make. lol So I give you

The Little Fairy House in my Garden.







I wanted to make a fairy house for a while, and decided this was the perfect chance. It's actually all made from crafting stuff around my house. The outside is not grass, but some 'modelling' grass and foliage I found in my dad's old miniature railway kits. He used to make those small scale train and model sets, and I went through his stuff in the garage and found some old bags. I thought if I used this I could probably send this overseas if I ever wanted to make more because it is made from foam and is not plant material.



So I started with an old decoration I had lying around. I pulled off the cardboard outside and  began to cover the outside with the modelling grasses. I used the main "Mixed grass" first, then added little bits of the more bushy stuff to cover little imperfections. I only had super glue to work with and no real tools so I did it a bit at a time.
I then worked on making some tiny flowers. I punched out some paper petals and glued them to some florist wire I had to use my fingers for this too, no tweezers. I found if I had a little pile of glue I could just dip the ends of the petals in the glue and add them one by one.


I then worked on the roof. Basically cardboard in a cone shape covered with fake leaves from a bunch of pretend roses I found. I put grass on the inside to make it more realistic And then I made a little mushroom from some polyclay and painted it up to look like those little mushrooms with the raised white dots on top. I also decided a fairy needs a light to see by, so got one of those Fake tea candles, pulled it apart and made it into a little light. The fake flowers from before came in handy. I used one to make the light more "Fairyish". I also made the light separate because I wanted to be able to remove the batteries once they die out. The light flickers a little and has a warm glow which looks cool, much like candlelight


So Now I had to assemble the roof, add the little mushroom and sort out a door. I made it basically the same way as the roof, holding the cardboard to the main part to get it to dry in that curved way. It's hard to see, but I also put grass and foliage on the inside of the house to match the roof parts. Plus it seems like something fairies might like instead of plastic. You can also see how I used my petal punch to make a sort of window. In the main pictures you can see how the light comes through it well c:



Then it just became a matter of fixing up little bits and pieces, adding the tiny roses (I decided on red ones to go with the mushroom. They kind of look like a tiny windowbox) and adding bits and pieces like the window parts, little bits of extra grass and so on. You can see that it is under 4 inches as well Cheesy

So there you have it. A Little Tiny Fairy house for a tiny little garden. Hope you enjoyed  Thanks for reading all that information XD
« Last Edit: September 04, 2013 10:27:00 PM by deadbathducky » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2013 11:01:38 PM »

How cute! I love that you installed a light inside! And I love the tiny "window box"!
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2013 11:08:09 PM »

This is so dang cute! Thank you so much for sharing & inspiring us!  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2013 05:19:39 AM »

Adorable!  I love little fairy things!
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2013 04:22:49 PM »

Thank you for the feedback guys! I have never done one before so I was pleased with how it turned out  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2013 04:29:53 PM »

What a perfect little fairy house. You did a great job. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2013 07:31:23 PM »

What a great Fairy House...love the light inside ...to fun..
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2013 04:53:02 AM »

adorable <3
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2013 05:10:34 AM »

thanks for the compliments guys. I'm sorry about the quality of the pictures it was raining when I did them  Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2013 06:44:57 AM »

Wow. This took some skill and patience. Outcome is so cute! Smiley
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