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Make Your Own
Fairy Garden House 

Magical, Charming, & Whimsical 

Fairy Garden House

Fairies or garden sprites have a long, ancient history and lore for gardeners. The myths told that if gardeners were seeking health and happiness, they could welcome fairies into a secluded part of their garden and provide a home for them, and the fairies would live among them and bless them. Many mythology academics believe that ancient stories about tiny, magical fairies actually are referring to butterflies and hummingbirds. Though they may not be fairies as we know them, visits from these friendly pollinators are still magical. Whether you want to build a home for garden visitors who bring luck and happiness, or simply want a whimsical and charming tiny village to serve as an ornament in your garden, making a fairy cottage is easy and fun.
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Fairy Garden House

Click below to see a list of supplies you'll need and steps to take to make your own:

Step One

Collect your supplies (supplies listed below). Your first step is to ensure that your pots are clean and free of debris before beginning. After they dry, gather some inspiration for what you want your fairy cottages to look like.

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Step Two

The fun begins. Using paints, markers, stickers, preserved mosses, or even moldable air dry clay, decorate your pot to transform it into the perfect little cottage for garden sprites. Include a front door, and some windows, but the rest is up to you and what you think will make the perfect fairy cottage.

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Step Three

Congratulations! Your simple and magical fairy garden houses are complete. Place these little cottages where ever you suspect fairies might be in your garden--or somewhere mossy and green. Fill out your fairy garden with other tiny treasures and fairy ornaments to create a charming fairy village for kids and adults to enjoy!
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Supplies List 

  • terracotta pots of various sizes
  • paints, markers, stickers, or any other decorating mediums
  • fairy dust