Summer Camp: Fairy House


Hello fabulous Design Dazzle campers!  This is Rose Marie from Home Confetti, and I am so excited to be a part of this fun Summer Camp series.  I’m here to share a project that you will hopefully try with your little ones this summer.

If you have little girls you know that fairy gardens have been quite popular these last few years.  But, because they’re primarily created in container pots or in the yard, they tend to get ruined when it rains.  This little fairy house, made with a milk jug, helps protect your fairies and it’s easy to grab and bring inside if it looks like rain is coming.

Here is what you’ll need:

– Milk jug, rinsed out and labels removed (Goo Gone works very well to remove labels)

– Faux leaves, moss, flowers

– Exacto knife

– Sharpie (your choice of color)

– Fairy dolls, furniture

First thing you do is outline a door and windows with your Sharpie.  Then, use the exacto knife to carefully cut them out.  Once they’re cut out, you can easily dry the inside of the jug with a paper towel.   Then, I used a purple Sharpie to embellish the door a little bit with a leaf garland.

To decorate my fairy house, I used some items I had leftover from a party. These were purchased from The Dollar Tree: faux moss, leaves and roses:

Now’s the time you want to cover your milk jug cap with a flower or other decoration.  I clipped one of the roses of its stem. I used a tiny screwdriver to puncture a hole in the milk cap, inserted and twisted the stem to hold it in place, like this:

Screw it back on  the milk jug.  Clip a bunch of leaves off of your leaf garland.  Using a glue gun, adhere the leaves in layers around the top of the milk jug.  I chose to stop after a couple of rows, but you can cover the jug as much as you’d like.  I thought the hot glue might be too hot for the milk jug plastic, but it was fine. Once the leaves are all in place and dry, line the bottom with the moss.

Finally, let your little girl “furnish” the home and put it a special place in the garden.  So cute.  My girls love it!

I would love to know if you try making one of these.  You can share your photos by visiting me on Home ConfettiFacebook and Twitter.  Have a great summer!


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Posted on June 10, 2013
 
Categories: crafting with kids, crafts, creative ideas, diy tutorials & creative ideas, holiday awesomeness, summer camp, summer camp

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  1. Sarah says:
    June 10, 2013

    These are adorable!! I can’t wait to try this with my kids!!!

  2. RM, Home Confetti says:
    June 10, 2013

    Thanks so much for having me in your Summer Camp series!

  3. Susan M says:
    June 21, 2013

    Love it! Makes me wish I had a daughter to go along with my 3 growing boys 🙂

    • Toni - Design Dazzle says:
      June 21, 2013

      Susan,
      Ask your boys what kind of house they would like to make? Maybe they will come up with some very creative boy houses!
      Toni

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