- Arts and Design
Fairies & Fairy Houses
Woodland and Urban Fairies
Creating whimsical fairy houses in the woods is somewhat of a tradition in the Northeast, especially Maine and Vermont. Using tree stumps, mosses, twigs, acorns and other natural materials, children (and adults, too) fashion little dwellings, hoping the fairies will appreciate and use their gift to them. Learn a bit about these fairy houses and more as you explore this lens about fairies.
This fairy door is at Musterfield Farm in New Hampshire.
Why Do We Love Fairies So Much?
Is it the innocence and magic of childhood? Is it the desire to escape from the worries of our own world with all it's complications? Or, is it simply because they are so lovable?
Where the Fairies Live in Maine - Mackworth Island
On Mackworth Island in Maine, there is long-held tradition of building fairy houses in the woods and along the trails. It is truly THE fairy house island and known for its impromptu and fanciful fairy houses fashioned by visitors, or are some of them real fairy houses?
- Exploring Mackworth Island for Fairy Houses
Here is an article about Mackworth Island in Maine. This article provides information and advice about traveling to and hiking on the island with your children.
- Getting to Mackworth Island
Visit this page for instructions on traveling to Mackworth Island, Maine.
- A Family Visit to Mackworth Island
This review on Tripadvisor will give you a good idea of what to expect during your visit to the Mackworth Island trails.
Where The Fairies Might Play - Along the Coast of Maine
Fairies in the United Kingdom
- Fairyland Trust
Here s a special website all about fairies in the UK.
Flower Fairies - From Cicely Mary Barker
Here are two very special websites, one animated, which are showcasing Cicely Mary Baker, a children's book author and flower fairy artist who began her writing career in the 1920s. She gave us the whimsical and now iconic images of garden fairies dressed in flowers. Even if you don't know of Baker, you will probably recognize these fairy images. SCROLL DOWN to see two of her lovely books.
- Cicely Mary Barker
This site will tell you all about Cicely Mary Barker, a children's book illustrator whose first book was published in 1923. You may recogize her very famous and delightful fairy illustrations. Each of her fairies represent a different flower.
- The Flower Fairies of Cicely Mary Barker
"Enter the Secret World of the Flower Fairies. Tread gently now, there may be a Flower Fairy afoot." This is the Flower Fairies official website based on the books and illustrations of Cicely Mary Barker. This fun website has illustrations that move
By Cicely Mary Baker
Here is the definitive Cicely Mary Baker book with her sweet illustrations of flower fairies.
Foxglove - Surely the Fairies Love These
Make Your Own Fairy House
Here are some suggestions for natural materials to use in making your fairy house. I'm sure you can think of many more things to use. Gather them up and begin. Use your imagination. There is no right or wrong.
- an old hollow tree: the bones of a house
- acorn caps: dishes, finials & handles
- milkweed fluff: pillows & beds
- feathers: beds and decoration
- empty walnut shells: sinks & bowls
- Reeds and grasses: weave mats, rugs & blankets
- mosses: cushions, chairs & footstools
Dandelion Fluff - Perfect for Soft Fairy Beds
Furniture For Your Fairy House - Sources of delightful pre-made tiny furniture
Why not also add furniture to your fairy house? Here are some sources and ideas for you.
- Miniature Fairy and Dollhouse Furniture by fairyfurnishings
This delightful shop on Etsy offers hand-made miniature furniture, fairy furniture, fairy houses, doll furniture and doll houses.
What Do You Think Fairies do at Night? - Leave some lights on for your fairies
Fairies so like to live near lovely, secluded flower beds. Maybe they feel like flowers themselves. Can they talk to the flowers? Are they, perhaps, half flower and half little person?
Fairy House Doors - Urban and Rural
Are there fairies in the city? Sometimes you can only see the little doors leading to who-knows-where.
- Urban Fairy Doors of Ann Arbor, Michigan
In Ann Arbor, Michigan tiny doors, tiny windows and tiny spaces began appearing in shops all around the city. They became known as Urban Fairy House Doors. Here, Johnathon Wright plays with the idea and takes you on a tour of the fairy doors around t
Fairy Doll - With Her Flower Hat
I made this!
Tracy Kane, Author of the Fairy House Books
Tracy Kane is a New England author and illustrator of a series of books and DVDs on building fairy houses. She participates in and holds special events for children around New England. Click through her site to see photos of fairy houses built by children and a listing of up-coming events.
Fairy House Books
- Meet Tracy Kane
Tracy Kane, fairy house expert.
All Things Fairy at "Fairy Woodland" - A fantastic website about fairies
This is a beautiful website about fairies and is full of so much including: how to encourage fairies to use the fairy house you have built for them; how to see, hear and talk to fairies and oh so much more. There is also an e-shop with fairy houses and accessories.
- The Enchanted World of Fairy Woodland
Fairy houses, hobbit houses, fairy calendars and fairy doors for your garden or home are offered by Fairy Woodland. They make lovely outdoor fairy houses. And, its full of information!
Do you think that fairies are dancing with the flowers as they blow in the wind? Do they move so lightly that we cannot often see them?
Fairy Gatherings - Celebrate, dance and play to the music of the fairies. Join your fellow fairy fans at one of these events.
- The Fairyland Trust
A great organization, The Fairyland Trust introduces children to nature via all things Fairy.
- The Faeyre Ball
The Faeyre Ball takes place at The Acorn in Penzence, Cornwall, England in the Fall, followed by the Faery, Angel & Healing Fayre at St Johns Hall, Penzance, Cornwall.
- Faery Congress
"A gathering of humans and fairies to improve relations & assist each other in planetary healing. Humans, fairies, devas, angels and spiritual beings come together to create an outpouring of communication, education and celebration."
- 3 Wishes Faery Fest UK 2010 - Cornwall's Faery Festival
The "3 Wishes Faery Fest" welcomes all to the gathering of the faery clans and the mortal realms in Celtic Cornwall.
They Believe - Fairies in Scotland
- Fairies in Scotland Stop Developers' Bulldozers in Their Tracks
Villagers in St Fillans, Perthshire, Scotland who protested that a new housing estate would harm the fairies living in their midst, forced a property company to scrap its building plans and start again.
- Perthshire, Scotland
Here is information on Perthshire, Scotland. It is noted as one of the best holiday destinations in Scotland and the UK. There are photos of this beautiful area as well as information on activities and accommodations. This link takes you to a page on
- The Fairies of Scotland
Read a short article on the history of fairies in Scotland.
Do You Believe in Fairies?
The Fairyland Trust
- Fairyland Trust
"The 'Real Halloween' and 'The Fairy Fair' are unique events of the Fairyland Trust, a Charity which introduces children to nature." Here is a great organization in the UK that offers lots of events and workshops.