Make a Coastal Fairy House

Inspired by the coastal pine forest, sand and sea, a fairy house is crafted for the tiniest of folk.

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These days, miniature gardening seems to be hitting an all time high. These gardens are easy to maintain, take up little space and can be brought indoors during the off-season. I love combining one-of-a-kind handcrafted items with store bought accessories for the garden. A great place to start when crafting your very own miniature garden is with the house. I was inspired by the sea. So with that in mind, I converted a basic bird house found at the craft store into this sweet little cottage.

Supplies

  • One pre-made wooden birdhouse
  • Decorative shell pieces found in the silk floral section of the craft store
  • One small shell
  • Weatherproof glue
  • Pinecones
  • An air plant

Follow the directions in the photo gallery below to get inspired and craft your own miniature house.  

Fairy House How-To

A Little Shelter

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Like a Puzzle

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Add the Roof

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Stagger the Shingles

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Disguise the Birdhouse

Photo By: pcmc2000@msn.com

Add Life

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Planting Accents

Shingled Windows

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