Saturday, September 1, 2012

* Homemade Fairy House

I've posted our homemade fairy house before but that was in 2008,
 when I had about 10 readers.  
Today, I'm posting newer photographs of what is one of my children's favorite toys. 
It's also a favorite of every kid that ever comes over to play at our house!

Here's the original post, 
 if you want to see a tiny 5 year old "E."

Geoff and I built the house for the girls as a Christmas present. 
We screwed the various parts together with Geoff's drill and drywall screws.

The natural "floors" were made from three irregular tree "rounds"
ordered from Walnut Hollow (the 3 circles cost me under $7.00) 

We made the staircase with a bag of "Wood Craft Rounds"
The base for the whole fairy house was an unfinished pine table top from Lowes.
The columns came from tree branches around our neighborhood and an
old rotten up-cycled patio table umbrella pole. 

There's a small basket attached with a wooden spool and yarn pulley
that the fairies use to transport their supplies up and down the various
levels of the house -- I didn't get a good shot of it from this angle - sorry!

Love the clothes lines the girls made with yarn 
and tiny wooden clothespins from the craft store. 

My dad made the little wishing well with twigs and a small wooden cup.
The twig furniture came from a set I found at Five Below, 
I've gone back several times since and never found it again. 

Pink and Green Mama


makingstuffwithlove said...

I was reading this post and thinking to myself that your kids must be the luckiest in the world to have you for a mom (and your husband -- driller --for a dad) :) And then I came to the part where your dad made the wishing well for the fairy house. So I see where at least some of your creativity comes from. I am always so delighted with your ideas :) Thanks so much for taking the time to share them!

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Thank you!! Yes, we're a pretty crafty family. My dad taught HS theatre and painted before working at an office, he still loves crafting and cooking. My mom and both of my grandmothers are also artists. : ) MaryLea

Raising a Happy Child said...

This is incredible! I have to show this to my crafty husband and hope that he is inspired :) Your children are very lucky indeed!

Raina said...

Hello Marylea! My name is Bella. I made a fairy house outt of clothespins. Can you give me your email so I can send you a picture? I checked the house this morning, and it looks like a fairy might have stayed there!

Raina said...

By the way,my daughter convised me to start a blog for her barbie,named Raina.

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Hi Raina,

Sounds like you have a great imagination and lots of fun at your house. Would love to see you fairy house sometime. Feel free to email me a photo!


Cmteil said...

How big is it? My daughter and son would love this, but I've no idea where we'd store it. Where is yours when not in use?

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

It's large. About 2 feet tall and 1/5 feet in diameter at the base. We store it on top of a shelf in our garage when it's not in use.


Akshaya Borkar said...

Thank for give such valuable information,I like your blog and your craft family which very interesting .

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