These tiny houses are fairy fabulous!
These miniature houses for fairy gardens are easy to do and fun to make! Our own, very imaginative, Sue Jordan will show you the ways and means to make your own, with easy examples anyone can paint. Then scroll down and see 10 more ways to make, by hand, the cutest fairy houses you’ve ever seen!
Sue says, “I was planning another paint party as a fairy house or two are in the ‘works!’
These are a few examples of the many ‘dwellings’ found along my grandchildren’s fairy path…. all so simple to make!
Stacked terracotta pots and saucers can be hours of painting fun for youngsters. Then comes the hours of imaginative fun for the kids along the garden pathway.”
Below is our “supply list” – all found locally at Wal-Mart!
1. Base coat ~ Krylon’s ColorMaster Paint & Primer (spray can)
2. Decorative trimming ~ Folk Art Acrylic Paints (bottles) & Paint pens
3. Weather proofing ~ Thompson’s Water Seal Clear Multi-Surface Waterproofer (now my favorite spray sealer)
4. Adhesive to secure pots ~ GE Silicone II Clear (tube)
“It’s “fairy path time” in my garden! Back in 2015, the grandchildren and I created a small village of fairy houses using terracotta flowerpots. We spent hours painting and making memories.” See “A garden fairy path any child can do!”
“The ‘houses’ have held up remarkably well after two years of 3-season use. Yes, we do store them in the winter months.”
“After two years of 3-season use, a few now need a bit of sprucing up so we have been busy! We started with the “fairy queen’s” home with just a bit of touch up paint. It resides atop a salvaged birdbath base and will oversee the village as we place all the little houses along the pathway. Let the fun begin!”
Do you know where to find miniature fairies at any time? Amazon! Here’s a link to our favorites.. Garden Fairies on Amazon
Sue used three tiny, tiny flower pots for a stacked chimney, see? Tucked into the Hosta and Violets and surrounded by miniature creatures, this roofed cottage is a delight for a child or a child-at-heart to find in the garden.
More handmade fairy house ideas
Sue’s hand-painted terracotta pots inspired me to search our files for more handmade miniature and fairy houses, so here are the best of the best. The materials you’ll need are easy to get and fun to use!
Using rocks, stones and pebbles
Jeannie Manzanares shows us her fairy house,…a rock painted into a Gnome Home. She says she created the eaves over the windows with painter’s putty.
Helen Eyers tells us, “My husband and I made this. A wire frame on a wooden base and wooden front. Adhered the rocks with cement. What you see in this photo is dried moss pressed into the cement but later we found moss growing in the yard, cut out slabs and pressed that on the house. The moss stayed nice until the heat turned it all red.”
Beth Knight says, “My fairy house made from a landscape block. It has a shell roof that I painted and then used a glaze to finish, adding painted detail to the door and windows.”
Sue, from Flea2Fab, paints rock mini houses. We love the ‘brick’ detail, windowboxes and light in the windows. The eave trim is also all-purpose patching putty. We know we’ll be searching now for just the right shape rocks!
More unique fairy houses!
Sandi Dozier attempted making her husband a lighthouse for the garden. She says, “I’m liking the way it’s turning out.” We like the pebble detail around the base!
Will you be sad when the next terracotta pot breaks at your house? or will you be happy because you’ll now know you can make a fairy house like this? Can you see all the details in this fairy house of Jean’s? Tiny mushrooms can be made from Sculpey clay. And who will look at pine cones in the same way, knowing the scales can be roofing material. Fun!
Debbie Fogal accented the natural ridges on this gourd with paint and outlined the paint with Sharpie. See the tiny chimney and the ‘stone’ edging around the windows?
Diana Daily says, “I made the houses for my mini garden a few years ago using templates, cement, cement sealant and small stones pressed into the walls. They are very rough compared to the ones that my son makes and sells now. I love to use a lot of stone in this and try to make it appear as though some of the houses are up on a hill.”
These fairy houses start us thinking about what other objects can be used as the beginnings of a tiny detailed dwelling of your own? ♥