Print Project

Make a Fairy House

Supplies

  • DecoArt Patio Paint
  • Cloud White
  • Sprout Green
  • Sweet Pea
  • Petunia Purple
  • Very Berry
  • Marigold
  • Butternut
  • Robin’s Egg Blue
  • Coral Sunset
  • Woodland Brown
  • Wrought Iron Black
  • Other supplies
  • Wooden cylindrical birdhouse
  • Sphagmum Moss
  • 3 Pinecones
  • Acorn top
  • White glitter
  • Rocks pebbles, stones
  • Wood circles
  • E6000 glue

Instructions

  • Cut the scales from 3 medium pinecones.
  • Paint the wooden birdhouse Woodland Brown.
  • Cover a section of the painted birdhouse with E6000 glue and press moss into the glue, repeating until the outside of the house is covered, leaving space around the window.
  • Glue the scales onto the roof, starting with a row around the bottom and working your way up to the top. Glue the acorn top to the top of the roof.
  • Make a base from sliced wood circles by gluing them together and adding some pebbles and stones around the outer edges.
  • Glue the house to the base.
  • Using a toothpick, dip into paint and dot on to create flowers around the window. Simply dot two or three next to each other then work upwards, lessening the number of dots across as you go up to give them the appearance of growing. We used Cloud White, Coral Sunset, and Robin’s Egg Blue for the front flowers. We used Sweet Pea for the greenery around the edges and Marigold for the flowers around the outer edge of the window. In our “window box”, the flower spilling out the window, we used Petunia Purple dotted lightly with Cloud White.
  • Use a scruffy paintbrush to add Sprout Green paint to the front of the wood circles, then dot on flower gardens with toothpick using Very Berry and Petunia Purple dotted with Cloud White in the front, and Marigold, Butternut and Coral Sunset for the flowers in the back and on the pebbles.
  • Mix Wrought Iron Black with some Cloud White to create a gray shade. Use the handle end of a paintbrush dipped in gray to create stepping stones in front of the house.
  • Dot the roof with some white craft glue using your finger. Sprinkle with white glitter.