There are several reasons to build a DIY fairy house with your family. You may want to encourage your child to be creative and use their imagination, or maybe you’re surprising them with a special gift. Learning how to make a fairy house is also a great way to add a bit of magic to your backyard. Of course, you don’t need a reason to build something special with your family.
You can find a range of DIY fairy house plans, from structures made of twigs to plastic bottles. The key is to find a project that works for everyone. When you’re finished, you’re left with a beautiful fairy house for your backyard or garden. If you’re ready to get creative, here are 17 fairy house plans to consider for your project.
1. Peg Doll DIY Fairy House
A wooden peg doll fairy house is an adorable project for children who love pretend games. You can build it with materials such as wooden slab, twine and moss. Imagine a fairy house with grass around it, which is why you’re going to use moss for this project. Your child can also dress up their fairy house with decorative tape.
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2. Cobblestone DIY Fairy House
Another idea is a cobblestone fairy house, which makes an adorable fairy garden house. It’s going to feature a wooden and cement board base covered in cobblestone to create a fairy-tale-inspired structure. You can also rest assured that you’re building a durable DIY fairy house that can withstand the weather. Use wood pieces from a trunk to create the windows and door.
3. DIY Fairy House Planter
When looking for fairy house ideas, why not repurpose another item into your fairy house? One idea is to create a fairy house planter. You’re going to cover the exterior of your planter with decorative moss and stones, as well as wooden pieces for the door, to give it a fun look. All you need to do is place the moss in between the stones. Finally, plant a flower in the pot, and finish it off by placing it in your garden.
4. DIY Fairy Garden House
If you’re looking to create an adorable DIY fairy house, consider building a fairy house with materials such as heavy-duty cardboard, small flat rocks, Popsicle sticks and twigs. You also want a tube of clear silicone sealant to create a durable structure. When it’s time to start building, you can build just one house with your little one, or you can build several fairy garden houses for your backyard.
5. Tree Stump Fairy House
Are you looking for fairy house ideas that allow you to really get crafty? Consider a tree stump fairy house. Okay, you’re actually building a DIY fairy house out of cardstock or watercolor paper and mod podge, but it looks like a real tree stump! You can even remove the top of the stump, as if it were a lid, to store treats, jewelry or spare change inside your fairy tree house.
6. Guest DIY Fairy House
You can also build a guest fairy house out of an old lantern, decorative grass and miniature furniture. While this is an optional step, you can remove the glass to avoid creating a fragile fairy house. Besides, your child may want to create an easy way for the fairies to fly inside the house. One idea is to use a white lantern, or you can paint the lantern white, to give it a fairy-tale-inspired look.
7. DIY Fairy Garden House
Another option is to build the fairy house with scrap wood, with a roof made of bark, and then you can decorate it with paint. You may prefer to draw your own stones than find real ones for your fairy house. Of course, you can also decorate it with moss, twigs and actual stones, which works if you want to give it a more realistic look. When you’re finished, you can place the house in your garden as a decorative piece or play adventure for your child.
8. Gourd DIY Fairy House
If you’re looking for unusual fairy house ideas, you can always build a gourd fairy house. In addition to a smooth gourd, you’re also going to use pine cones, pine round, hexagonal glass and other materials. Decorate your fairy house with elements such as moss, twigs and bark. When you put it all together, you’re creating a house that could’ve come right out of a fairytale! You may even think of Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage when you look at your beautiful DIY fairy house.
9. Clay Fairy House
If you’re looking for fairy house ideas that don’t use wood or moss, these plans show you how to make a fairy house with clay. You can use self-hardening clay or polymer clay and clay sculpting tools for this project. If you enjoy working with your hands, this is the project for you. It should be noted that self-hardening clay isn’t waterproof, so you want to place your fairy house in a dry area. However, polymer clay can withstand the moisture. At the end of the day, the clay you use depends on your personal preference.
10. Popsicle Stick DIY Fairy House
A Popsicle stick diy fairy house is a cute project to take on with your little one. Like many other crafts, you’re going to glue the Popsicle sticks to a base. You can also glue them together if you want to try something a little more advanced. Decorate your fairy house with colorful buttons and jewels for an adorable, child-like structure. You can surround it with natural elements such as grass, twigs and stones. Place the entire display inside a plastic container for safe keeping.
11. DIY Popsicle Stick Fairy House
Here’s another set of plans for a DIY Popsicle stick fairy house, in which the Popsicle sticks are pretty much the frame of the house. Once you’re finished building the small frame, you’re going to decorate with materials such as sticks, leaves and moss. You can even create a wood and chalkboard “Welcome” sign, pebble walkway and Ziploc windows. Attach the structure to a piece of craft foam for a sturdy base, and place your fairy garden house in your garden.
12. DIY Fairy House Jar
For these DIY fairy house plans, you’re going to create a fairy house jar, which is also going to include air-drying clay. Cover your jar with the clay, and use the clay to create the doors, windows and embellishments. Use premium acrylic paint to add color to your fairy house without worrying about chipping. Once everything is dry, all you need to do is find a place for your fairy house jar, which can go inside or outside your home.
13. Enchanted DIY Fairy House
With these DIY fairy house plans, you’re going to create an enchanted fairy house. The house itself is made with twigs and bark, with moss on and in the structure, and the base is made of cardboard and air-dry clay. You can also include natural elements such as acorns and pine cones, which enhances the fairy-tale-inspired style. Why is it referred to as an enchanted fairy house? The finished product looks like a fairy house that belongs in an enchanted forest.
14. Plastic Bottle Fairy House
Recycling has never been more exciting than with this plastic bottle fairy house. The best part is you’re also creating a fairy house lamp! Your materials are going to include plastic soda bottles of different sizes, tin foil and paper clay. As for the lights, you want to use battery-operated LED lights, and avoid using any hot lights. It’s going to take a bit of work to create your fairy house, but it’s worth it to have a structure that can be used as a decorative lamp.
15. DIY Fairy Tree House
The best thing about building a fairy tree house is you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on the materials. In fact, you can find the materials right in your own backyard, especially if you have a tree or tree stump on your property. Use natural materials such as sticks, twigs, moss, leaves and pine cones, which you’re going to attach to or place around your fairy house. Remember to let your little one help you build the house, as they know what type of fairies they want to attract.
16. Natural DIY Fairy House
Here’s another set of plans for building a natural fairy house, as it’s fun to collect and use elements from your own backyard. Build your DIY fairy house using elements such as sticks, leaves, stones and dried flowers. Your fairy house is going to sit on a flat piece of bark for a sturdy base. With just a few craft supplies, you’re going to build a beautiful fairy house that’s perfect for your garden or backyard. Remember to use your imagination when building the fairy house.
17. Reclaimed DIY Fairy House
You can easily build a fairy house with reclaimed materials, such as a plastic bottle or aluminum can. It’s a great way to recycle while creating something amazing for your backyard. Of course, you’re also going to cover your reclaimed fairy house in natural materials, such as twigs, bark, leaves, acorns and pebbles. If desired, you can also let your little one decorate with paint or glitter to add a splash of color… or pixie dust.
Whether you’re repurposing an item or sticking with natural elements, you’re sure to have a blast building a DIY fairy house with your family.