Monday, 13 February 2017

Make Your Own Fairy Door

All good gardens have fairies living in them. As expert gardeners, we know a thing or two about fairies too. So we thought that we would share some of our knowledge with you and show you a really easy and cheap way to make your own fairy door and make sure fairies come to live in your garden too...

Fairies, a bit like us, come in all different shapes, sizes, colours and like lots of different things. So whatever theme, colour, accessories you choose to put on your fairy door there is sure to be a fairy out there who will LOVE it and come to live in it. But did you know there is a very special way of knowing if there is a fairy living in your garden? Well read on and I will tell you how...

Lay out your sticks

To make our own fairy door we used:

  • Lollipop sticks
  • Glue
  • Foam sheet
  • Jewels to sparklify your door

To make:

1. Take your lollipop sticks and make a row which is the same length as one stick on its side. 

Add glue

2. Put glue on 3 more sticks and put one across the top, one across the bottom and one diagonally in between. Leave to dry.

Lay the sticks across the rows to hold them together

3. Make hinges out of pieces of foam sheet and stick these to your gate. Do the same for a door knob. Then decorate your door in whatever style you think your fairy would like. It could be a woodland theme, sporty, glittery, rockets, whatever you like.

Decorate your door
4. Find a special place to put your door. 

Find somewhere special for your fairy door

We put ours at the bottom of an apple tree, beside our tree house so we could be close by. Where will you put yours?

If you don't have a garden to put your fairy door in then don't worry as there are also indoor fairies who would love to come and share your home.

You can also make a whole fairy garden for them to enjoy with features like ponds, decking, clothes lines for their sparkly clothes and lots more. We show you how to do that in this blog we wrote earlier.

Now, we promised to share with you the secret of how you know if a fairy is living in your fairy garden didn't we? Well, if you put a button beside the door, once a fairy moves in that button will disappear until they move out again. Clever huh?

Love & sparkles

Rose River & Glimmer Thistle (AKA Lulu & Tilda)

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