How to Build


 

Location

Fairy Houses can take many forms and can be created in many different places.
Find a quiet place away from roads or busy pathways. The base of a tree or the side of a rock could be just right. Close to the ground is usually best. Sometimes you may find a special place in the low branches of a tree or bush.

Look for building areas in woods, beaches, meadows, and especially your own backyard! Use only natural materials to build your house – nothing artificial.

Many fairy houses look so natural that they are almost hidden. Have fun building them everywhere, in every season, and enjoy all of your special visitors!

 
 

Materials

Sticks, bark, dry grasses, pebbles, shells, feathers, seaweed, pinecones and nuts are just some of the materials you can use. A fairy house built in the woods will look different than one built at the beach!

Different seasons will give constantly changing materials that you can use. Be imaginative!

 
 
 

Rules

Be respectful of plants that are growing. Try not to disturb plants that are still living, such as ferns, mosses and flowers. Fairies are careful not to harm anything that is growing.

The book, Fairy Houses, includes six pages of instructions and the video, Kristen’s Fairy House, comes with a leaflet on building fairy houses.

To see more great Pictures of Fairy Houses! – click here!

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    Wow! Fairy houses must take forever…

  2. Christine Levy
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    Wow! One of the most innovative, inspirational and simple ways I’ve seen to connect children of all ages with nature. I am looking forward to my Natural Fairy themed work with middle school girls. Thank You, Tracy!

  3. PeachWaffles
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    That was amazing, valuable, and helpful information you listed on “How to build a fairy house.” It helped me understand a little more on how to build a fairy house in a better manner. Thanks you for your help!

  4. morgan
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    wow I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. nas
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    wow i want to make one im gonna make a fairy palace!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    me & my Husband built our Fairy Garden together .we love it each &every day we look at it ,,,It is awesome ,<3

  7. Izumi
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    wow At first i didn’t know how to make this but then i realized i had little ground lamps so i broke of dried anise sticks from my anise plant and glued them around the lamp walls. I have seed pods that fall in my yard that hard a orange color that i used as shingles and i use small flower petals and glue to make a stained glass in one section. I also used bark as a door an dried grass for thatching under the tiles. I then stuck the ground lamp back i the ground. It has a solar panel on top so a night it glows and its very pretty especially the stained glass! ^_^

  8. ABI
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    hi my name is abi im 8 yrs old this website is brilliant and i got an idia on how to make 1 so i wrote it down im going to make it but im in argentina to see my familly so ill just havt 2 wait like about 2 more weeks I HATE WAITING dont u? aaand thats all im going to say bye ! !

  9. ABI
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    im still waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and…ok ill shut up this fairy house plan looks to complecating its gonna take for EVVVER ! !
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  10. holly
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    WOW ! I am making a awsome house and i know the fairys will love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    is it against the rules to use a hot gluegun im 10

  12. N.K.
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    I’m not sure if its just me, but mine never come out as good as the ones in the pictures. They always fall apart and get crushed or blown away. They are fun to make though!!!

  13. Sophie the Octopus
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    Me and my friends make fairy houses a lot. But going against the natural materials only rule, we usually bring twine with us. The brown stuff. I’m sure that there are other kinds of twine too. We use it to make archways for the garden and stuff. But we try not to use too much of it, because then it doesn’t look as natural. Oh, and by the way I’m 11 and i have been doing this for a while now

    Octopus out!!!

  14. sm
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    im so going to try and make a fary house with my friends

  15. madlibbs
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    hi my name is libby and i have been to the fairy house exhibit a couple years back and found making fairy houses is totally fun i love your fairy house books !

  16. London
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    Hi! I just wanted to know, i have palm trees, bushes, a oak tree, a pool made of all natural rocks, a magnolia tree, and a huge oak tree with bushes surrounding it. Do you think there might be fairys in our yard?

    Love,
    London

  17. bella
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    i am building a fairy village today!!!!!!!

  18. Nevada
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    Cool but i want to make one like that for my two kids! Please help!

  19. shary
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    I have built a fairy house out of a 25by 25 inch boox, added sides to it. doors and windows, painted the back of the inside of the house like it lived , added a garden ,some mini bird and Peter Pan in flight, also many tiny animals around the entrence, a slew of fairies made of twigs and leaves and dry flowers, I put two hooks on the back like a picture frame and hung it up at the side of my house near the main entrence, It is biggest attrection on my street,I JUST LOVE IT.

  20. Jaybird
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    Im 11 love fairys cant wa8 to make a fairy house

  21. Fairy l
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    I love fairies and I love the ideas. Many thanks and smiles,
    Fairy l<3ver 13

  22. Torie
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    I love fairy houses! I can’t wait to build mine!

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    does any one know about a grass or leaf that doesnt shrivel up or turn brown after like a day of being plucked?

  24. kahlia
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    they are wonderful!
    i am going to make one right away.

  25. aqua2601
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    i love fairy house i want to now were is the beast places the make one on the beach or in the woods

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