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A House for a Fairy!

Updated on January 2, 2014

A Fairy House for every Season!

Fairy Houses can reflect the four seasons.We could make fairy houses for spring, summer, autumn and winter. Which is your fairy's favorite season?

Come learn how to create fairy houses. Make a springtime home for the Wee People with pastel greens. Create an enchanted house with summer flowers. Build an autumn Hobbit Hole with rich earth tones. A winter fairy house might sparkles with white, blue and pale purple hues.

Create the perfect fairy house for your sprites no matter what season of the year. Come make a fairy house...

Photo Credit: Fairy House in the Garden by DrBjorn

on Flickr, Creative Commons

Would you like a Spring Fairy House? - A Fairy House for Springtime

A spring fairy likes white, pale green and medium green. She drapes her fairy house in silky cloths that augment the reemerging sunlight. Spring Fairy decorates her home with the new buds, Lilies of the Valley, emeralds and pastel tea cups.

Using several tree branches for corner posts, drape silky see-through cloth in springtime shades of green. Then add potted daffodils, crocus and other flowers found in the spring.

A springtime fairy house could be filled with spring blossoms.

Orange Circle Studio 2014 Wall Calendar, Amy Brown Faeries (51116)
Orange Circle Studio 2014 Wall Calendar, Amy Brown Faeries (51116)

Welcome the fairies into your world with this fairy calendar.

 

A Fairy House in your Garden! - Make a house for the fairies!

Fairy House
Fairy House

Photo Credit: Garden Fairy House by o b s k u r a

on Flickr, Creative Commons

Do you already have fairies in your garden? Do your fairies have a fairy house yet? Creating a fairy house can be as simple as clearing a space under a tree, adding walnut shells and making a bark shelter. Try adding twigs for a roof and maybe some windows. Do you know a young child who would like to help you?

Do you have fairies living in your garden?

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Would you like a Springtime Fairy House?

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Once Upon a Time there was a Fairy House... - Who lives in your fairy house?

Fairy Houses
Fairy Houses

Photo Credit: Garden Cottage for Fairies by jo-h

on Flickr, Creative Commons

For journal time today we went into the woods, made fairy houses and then wrote stories about the fairies that live in them. What would you like to name your fairy? What does your fairy like to do? Does your fairy like to visit other fairy houses?

Each fairy tale was as different as the imagination of the child writing the story.

By creating their own fairy houses first, children were all ready to write. They had created stories about their fairy houses as the built them and the words just flew onto the paper. Have your children written about the fairies at your house?

Garden Fairy House! - Fairy House in the Flowerbed!

Where do the garden fairies live in your flowerbed? My grandmother always said that they lived inside iris blossoms. But iris blossoms last for such a short time, I think that they really need a garden cottage to live in.

Grass can grow on the roof and moss can grow on the wall. Plant flowers nearby and your flower garden will be filled with fairies.

Do fairies live in your flower beds?

Yes!

Yes!

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    • Rhonda Albom 4 years ago from New Zealand

      In our garden the fairies live in the trees, high above the gnomes.

    • Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Fairies live wherever living things grow and flourish, and sometimes where they do not, for those special fairies bring new life to lost gardens.

    • Tracey Boyer 5 years ago from Michigan

      I just wish they would weed it while they are there ! :)

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I don't have a garden as such, but there are fairies in the woods.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Either they reside in our gardens or somewhere in our woods- they have made themselves known early this year, gathering in the air over our heads in frenzied, joyous swarms, as happy to see such an early, warm spring as we are.

    • Terrie_Schultz 5 years ago

      Of course!

    • Ruthi 5 years ago

      With all the moss that grows in my heavily shaded back yard there must be fairies in the flowers. Tidbit sure spends a lot of time sniffing around out there! Maybe I should build a fairy cabin and see if I can catch a glimpse of the wee folk.

    Not yet!

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      • Rose Jones 4 years ago

        I haven't seen any yet, but I will be on the look out.

      • Carolan Ross 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

        I just moved in, so need to welcome the fairies to my new gardens.

      DID YOU EVER?

      Did you ever see a fairy in a rose-leaf coat and cap

      Swinging in a cobweb hammock as he napped his noonday nap?

      Did you ever see one waken very thirsty and drink up

      All the honey-dew that glimmered in a golden buttercup?

      Did you ever see one fly away on rainbow-twinkling wings?

      If you did not, why, how comes it that you never see such things?

      Photo Credit: THE ROSE-BAY WILLOW-HERB FAIRY

      by flower_fairies

      Available on Zazzle

      Would you like a Summer Fairy House? - A House for a Summer Fairy

      A Summer Fairy likes dark pink, golden yellow, and dark green. She drapes her fairy house in silky cloths that augment the heat of a summer breeze. The Summer Fairy decorates her home with the tall grasses, Sunflowers, Rose Quartz and tea cups with pink roses.

      One summer we created a Sunflower and Morning Glory house. We started in the spring by planting alternating sunflower and Morning Glory seeds in a rectangle leaving a space for a door.

      As the sunflowers grew taller and taller they provided a structure for the morning glories to grow on. By summer the sunflowers had grown tall enough for the kids to go in without being seen. The morning glories grew to the top and spread their tentacles out entwining with each other to form a roof.

      We spread an old piece of carpet out for a floor and made stepping stones from slices of tree trunk.

      The children loved their summer fairy house and spent hours and hours playing their using their imaginations and creating memories to last a lifetime.

      Will you grow a fairy house this year?

      Kurhn Chineses Four Seasons Fairy Barbie - Summer Fairy
      Kurhn Chineses Four Seasons Fairy Barbie - Summer Fairy

      Drape the springtime colored cloths and decorate with flower blossoms. Create a fairy home for springtime...

       

      Would you like a Summer Fairy House?

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      Fairy House in the Woodlands - Woodlands full of Fairy Houses

      Fairy House in the Forest
      Fairy House in the Forest

      Photo Credit: Fairy House in the Woodlands

      Used under creative commons

      Woodland Fairy House - Fairy House in the Forest

      Take a walk in the woods and you will find all kinds of materials for making a fairy house.

      There are pieces of bark, twigs and stumps from fallen trees.

      Look around in the leaf litter and you may find acorns, leaves and more twigs for creating tables, chairs, and teacups.

      A fairy house in the woods can last for a surprisingly long time. Each time you walk though the woods look for something new to add to your fairy house.

      Soon you may discover that fairies have moved right in.

      Do you have a fairy house in your woods?

      Yes

      Yes

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        • Robert56 3 years ago

          Children really like them. My daughter was also searching for it and have find it at http://dollhousesstore.com/ now.

        • Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

          Had I a woods, there would be fairy houses, surely.

        • anonymous 4 years ago

          There's almost 1,0000000000 of them!

        • Helene-Malmsio 5 years ago

          I must get around to rebuilding and renovating the fairy house in my garden!

        Not Yet

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          • Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

            I created a moss garden around a vintage stump. Whenever I walk in the woods, I bring back a fresh clump of moss to add to the moss collage. That's where my fairy hangs out.

          • Carolan Ross 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

            Not yet, but OH MY, do I have some fun plans, mostly thanks to Pinterest.

          Would you like an Autumn Fairy? - Fairies come in Autumn Colors

          An autumn fairy likes yellow, orange and red. She drapes her fairy house in silky cloths that augment the heat of a fire. The Fall Fairy decorates her home with the falling leaves, Asters, amethyst and earth toned tea cups.

          Now your child can dress-up as the Autumn Fairy. Help her to make a fairy house from autumn colored silky cloths.

          Kathe Kruse Handcrafted Autumn Dollhouse Fairy, in Father
          Kathe Kruse Handcrafted Autumn Dollhouse Fairy, in Father

          More autumn fairies to populate your fairyland

           

          Would you like a Autumn Fairy House?

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          Fairies in the Hobbit Hole - A Hobbit Hole for Fairies

          Hobbit Hole for Fairies
          Hobbit Hole for Fairies

          Photo Credit: Hobbit Hole

          on Flickr, Creative Commons

          A Hobbit Hole for Fairies - Tree House for a Fairy

          Do your wee fairies live in a The Hobbit Hole down under a tree? You can clear the leaf litter away from the base of the tree between two forks in the roots and create a small Hobbit door.

          Will you make a round green door like Bilbo Baggins' front door or will your fairy house have a square or rectangular door?

          Add a doorstep and a knocker so that your fairies will know when Gandolf comes to call.

          In the autumn, fallen leaves make beautiful decorations. Place a leaf on the doorstep in front of the door as a doormat. Crumple some colorful dried leaves to form a carpet.

          How will you decorate your fairy tree house?

          Does your fairy live in Hobbit Holes under a tree?

          Yes!

          Yes!

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            • Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

              Look closely, you will see their traces.

            • Helene-Malmsio 5 years ago

              The beautiful willow tree that used to have one died in the drought and has been cut down... I need to see what I can do!

            • anonymous 5 years ago

              I have a great place for this. I think the fairies are already there; they just need the door.

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              • Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

                Nope, that's where my toad lives. The fairy in my garden stays out in the open rain or shine.

              • Carolan Ross 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

                I have the perfect tree for a hobbit hole! What FUN!

              Would you like a Winter Fairy House? - A Winter Fairy House

              My winter fairy likes white, blue and pale purple. She drapes her fairy house in silky cloths that augment the dim winter sunlight. Winter Fairy decorates her home with sparkling paper snowflakes, quartz crystals and clear glass tea cups.

              Hang see-through silk or old curtains in varying shades of white and blue. Make paper snowflakes and hang them too. Set up a nature table with quartz crystals. Clear, white and blue stones, floral marbles, or buttons can be used for inventive play. My children liked to pretend that these were fairy food for winter fairies.

              Candamar Embellished Cross Stitch Kit - Spring Tree Fairy
              Candamar Embellished Cross Stitch Kit - Spring Tree Fairy

              Three trees with gauzy blue silk and a hammock strung between, who could want more in a fairy house?

               

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              Furniture for your Fairy House

              Furnish your fairy house with tables, chairs and fairy beds. I love that this furniture is made from wood and leaves, items found in a fairy's natural environment. When I was a child we made our own fairy furniture. We looked for acorns, sticks and leaves.

              Take a walk in the woods with your children and see what kinds of fairy furniture you can create.

              Where would your fairies like to live?

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              Writing about Fairy Houses

              Frogs for your Fairy House

              Here are some frogs that have come over to visit the fairies...

              Frog with Lily Pad Table & Chairs

              Available on Amazon

              Come write about fairy houses on Wizzley, a fun and easy place to express your opinion:

              Where do your fairies like to live? Do you have a special house for your fairies? Do you build new fairy houses quite often? Do your fairies prefer to live in a garden, in the forest or wander about hanging silken hammocks from spider web strings?

              Friend of the Fairies - Chat about your fairies and the houses they like to live in...

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                  Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

                  I have a friend who would probably enjoy these as a gift for her cottage - what a great idea

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                  gottaloveit2 3 years ago

                  I have the perfect tree to open up for fairies. Thanks for the great ideas.

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                  Rhonda Albom 4 years ago from New Zealand

                  We used to see the fairies late at night, before the gnomes took over our garden.

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                  Rose Jones 4 years ago

                  I have always wanted fairies, and now I know how to attract them. Wonderful lens - pinned to my fairies board and blessed.

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                  Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

                  Peeping from the coral bells, hiding in the gloom, fluttering about the pussy willows, yawning beneath the ferns, dancing in the meadows--the fairies giggle and prance and tickle until you're sure you saw one, there, just out the corner of your eye. Don't blink! She's gone!

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                  Helene-Malmsio 5 years ago

                  I simply adore the fairy house pictures here ... inspiring me to do some renovations

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                  anonymous 5 years ago

                  I love these fairy houses! Great lens!

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                  Barbara Radisavljevic 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

                  I'm afraid my garden is too neglected for fairies to want to live in. I think they'd prefer to live by the river.

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                  Carolan Ross 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

                  I've seen some similar photos on Pinterest of a fairy house or a hobbit hole and found them delightful! Added to my 'Groovy Gardens' board there and look forward to this springtime project.

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                  patinkc 5 years ago from Midwest

                  This lens was my lucky #300 for poll voting! :-)

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                  patinkc 5 years ago from Midwest

                  I love fairy houses!

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                  LisaDH 5 years ago

                  Very cute! My little girl would love these.

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                  Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

                  So cute! I love the detail on these fairy houses!

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                  Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

                  We've made fairy houses out of dried gourds tat were so cute, and I once won a Halloween competition with a carved pumpkin fairy house. Lots of sweet fairy house ideas here :)

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                  Ruthi 5 years ago

                  That garden cottage for fairies is adorable. Does it come in a matching human size?

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                  Sandra Wilson 5 years ago from Wilson Education Resource Centre

                  What fun!

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                  CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

                  Well, here's something that never entered my mind ... Fairies in your own yard. Fun topic.

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                  Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

                  These are very cute. Wouldn't it be wonderful if fairies did live at the end of the garden.

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                  Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

                  I got a small garden fairy for my New Hampshire moss garden. Never thought about a fairy house for her. Hmmm.....