So when my daughter decided she wanted to build a fairy cottage, there was no holding her back. She designed, selected and constructed her new fairy cottage, on her own, with mum watching on. It was hours of fun, and a double thumbs up from her and the fairies!

What You’ll Need in Creating Fairy Cottage

1 x terracotta pot

1 x funnel

1x aquadhere exterior wood glue clear

Paddle pop sticks for spreading the glue

Sandwich bags for making the square tiles

Sand paper

Easy surface prep for the funnel (to help bind the glue to the plastic)

Selection of pebbles and stones

Fairy door set

 My Little Fairy Garden Door and Flowers Set

 

Peat moss for the roof

 

Fairy Cottage - Terracotta Pot Fairy Cottage - Funnel Fairy Cottage - Terracotta Pot and Funnel Fairy Cottage - Paddle pop sticks and wood glue

Steps

1. Lightly sand the funnel and rub in some surface prep.

2. On the plastic sandwich bags, make some squares from the glue.

3. Add small stones to the glue squares, leave for 24 hours to bind.

 

Fairy Cottage - make some squares from the glue. Fairy Cottage - Add small stones to the glue squares.

4. Once the tiles have formed, gently peal them off the plastic. The glue on the back of the tile will still be wet.

5. Add more glue to the back of the tile and stick on the pot

Fairy Cottage - Preparation Fairy Cottage - Preparation

Fairy Cottage - Door Fairy Cottage - Door and Window

6. Position the door, window and flower pot.

7. Once secured and semi dried, start filling in the gaps with glue and single stones.

Fairy Cottage - Creating the roof. Fairy Cottage - Roof

8. Create triangles with the glue for the roof & strips for the base of the pot.

9. lastly create strips of glue and add the moss. Let it bind for a couple of hours and peal it off and glue on the roof where the gaps are.

Fairy Cottage - Ready to add the moss Fairy Cottage - Moss

10. Find an awesome spot in your garden.

Fairy Cottage Amazing Fairy Cottage Fairy Fairy Cottage Bella with the Fairy Cottage Create an amazing fairy cottage!