By General Crafts Contributor Michelle
Create some magical little fairy houses to add a touch of whimsy to your yard or garden this spring. These simple houses are a fun addition to a fairy garden, and are simple enough to make with the kids. Make one, or make a whole village to place among the flowers!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- A terracotta flower pot.
- A terracotta flower pot saucer a couple sizes larger than your flower pot.
- Acrylic craft paint.
- Eclectic Adhesive E6000.
- Plaid Paint Brush Super Value Pack All Purpose 25pc.
- Krylon Artist Sprays Crystal Clear Acrylic Spray Satin 11oz.
To begin, paint the flower pot the color that you want your mushroom stem to be. I chose to paint mine white, going with the classic red and white toadstool colors. The flower pots are pretty porous, so you’ll probably need more than one coat of paint to get even coverage. Let dry.
My kids chose to use various colors–it’s all good in fairy house construction!
Paint the backside of your saucer whatever color you want your mushroom cap to be. Let dry, and then paint spots on it in a contrasting color. Let dry.
Paint a door, windows, and any other details onto the flower pot. Try placing the mushroom cap “roof” onto the top of your house before you start painting, so you get an idea of how low to paint your designs onto the flower pot, so they’re still visible once you glue the roof on. Let dry.
Use a good amount of E6000 adhesive to glue your saucer roof onto the flower pot. Let dry. Spray the house with a couple of coats of clear acrylic spray (inside the pot as well) to seal the pot, and protect your painting.
Now place your little house in a fairy garden, like we did, or in flowerbed, to add a touch of whimsy! Try using different sized pots, or even stacking pots to make taller houses.