- Arts and Design
How to Make a Fairy Door
Fairy doors or faerie doors are an invitation for Fairies to come into our home. You have probably seen many of them adorning the outside of houses or maybe on the inside. Fairies are if you don't know, are magical beings who can either bring you a bit of luck or mischief depending upon the Fairy.
Some more popular fairies are Tinkerbell and her crew. She has some new movies that feature some of her fairy friends from Pixie Hollow. Other fairy types include garden fairies, flower fairies and butterfly fairies
Fairies in general are very secretive types and don't like ot be noticed a lot. Sometimes they live in gardens or trees. They usually live where most people cannot find them. Some fairies are inquisitive however. They like human folk and wish to know more about our culture. Some fairies express an interest in living with human folk but it is greatly shunned upon by traditional fairy society. These fairies adopt human homes and live in harmony among the human population.
Faires of course are very picky about who they will live with. They often look for a human counterpart that mimics their own personalities and intersts. Faires will observe and study your habits long beofre they even consider revealing themselves to you. If they like you they will move in and then make themselves known
If you are interested in providing a home for a fairy you must advertise that you are a willing participant. Displaying a faerie door will invite prospective fairies into your home.
So now you have decided to bring a fairy into your home. First you must decide on a door. The type of door you have will entice certain types of fairies. As you can see above my door is a bit woodsy and adorned with flowers. Therefore I am advertising that I want a fairy who likes the outside and is in tune with flowers and plants. You should pick a door that is somewhat representative of your interests. Do not misrepresent yourself or you will surely get a bad name in the Fairy kingdom and no Fairy will ever come to visit you.
Now to the business at hand... how to acquire a faire door. You have two options. Option one is to buy a fairy door. You can also purchase a fairy house or cottage. The Faire house is a good option in case the Fairie decides he or she does not want to live in your home. There are many styles to choose from.
The other option is to just make one. Fairy doors are small so they will not take much material. They can be made of basically anything. Popsicle sticks make good fairy door materials. My fairies door is quite big and I used old quarter strips. I hot glued them together on a board. and then painted them. I used a brown paint combined with purple. I added water to give it texture. As it was drying I added glitter for sparkle. Fairies love sparkles! Then to attract a garden fairy I fashioned flowers and vines out of polymer clay and glued them to the door. You can choose to glue artificial flowers if you like.
Once you have your door you will have to choose where to put it. If you want a fairy to come into your house then place it somewhere on your home. If you prefer a fairy to watch over your garden you might want to place a fairy door on a tree, or get a Fairy chalet.
How do you know if you have been visited by a fairy? Most obvious telltale sign is when stuff seems to be out of place or missing. Like I said before these critters are a bit mischievous ( much like the author) and love a practical joke now and again. I must have many fairies at my home because I am missing things all of the time. A healthy garden is also a sign of fairies at work. Fairies generally love the outdoors and tend to all kinds of gardening details we do not think about . If you run into an unexplained pile of sparkles that means you just came up upon them and startled them. They were just seconds away from being seen.
Yes your fairy will reveal him or herself to you when they have decided to stay. Many humans have done their own depictions of what Fairies look like. My own depiction is above. Check out other renditions below.
How do you keep a fairy around? Once a fairy has decided to settle down with you, just keep doing as you did before. If a fairy has decided to settle down with you it has already studied your daily habits and thinks you both would be a good match. Don't expect the fairy to do any work once they move in. Laundry Fairies and dish washing fairies are very rare folk and will not do work if expected to. The most common fairies are garden fairies. And they will go to work unseen in your flower beds.
So just when you think no one is looking, a fairy might be studying your every move.
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