How to create an amazing fairy cottage!

by | Jun 15, 2017 | Kids Garden Activities

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. It was hours of fun and a double thumbs up from her and the fairies!

Fairy Cottage equipment

  • 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
  • Peat moss for the roof

 My Little Fairy Garden Door and Flowers Set

 

Fairy Cottage - Terracotta Pot Fairy Cottage - Funnel

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

Steps for construction

  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.
  4. Once the tiles have formed, gently peel 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.
  6. Position the door, window, and flower pot.
  7. Once secured and semi-dried, start filling in the gaps with glue and single stones.
  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 - make some squares from the glue. Fairy Cottage - Add small stones to the glue squares.

Fairy Cottage - Preparation Fairy Cottage - Preparation

Fairy Cottage - Door Fairy Cottage - Door and Window

Fairy Cottage - Creating the roof. Fairy Cottage - Roof

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

10. Find an awesome spot in your garden.

Amazing Fairy Cottage   Create an amazing fairy cottage!

 

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