Are you thinking about building fairy houses and looking for ideas? Well then maybe, you can find some inspiration on my site 😉
Previously, I have made 2 before. The first one was at the start of my fairy garden, where I made one from a plastic bucket, that would otherwise be thrown away in the trash.
The second was based on a laser-cut fairy house that I needed to assemble and decorate myself. The latter blog posts explain how I made everything.
So my garden is slowly expanding, but still, I’m not totally happy with the result and I “need’ lots more stuff in it 😉
Hence the third, and not the last, fairy house that I decorated DIY, with the help of another laser-cut miniature kit.
Let’s dive into it with a review of the kit and how I made it!
First: How Did I Make This DIY Style?
When you are building fairy houses, usually one makes them from examples found on the internet, in combination with your own style/imagination and intuition. Exactly what I did.
- I started out with another laser-cut fairy house kit that I got from Etsy. (it’s the second one from this store, I love it).
- So, off course, unpack it, and this is what you get. All the different pieces that you need to assemble.
First, you need to varnish all the pieces. Depending on whether you will place it outside or not (I do in spring/summer, when it’s not raining to much), you can add multiple layers of varnish.
I put on three layers of Mod Podge outdoors, but you can use simple ships varnish as well.
- Next up: assemble it with Mod Podge or waterproof wood glue! At the same time I got a big rock to put the house on later on and took a lot of walks to collect the dark and smaller rocks 😉
- Than I started adding bigger pieces of rocks to the roof, painted some bits red and glued some small and low walls from rocks to the sides (a few centimeters high).
- All while at the same time cutting pieces of wood from willow tree branches with my table saw, and painting them in different shades of brown.
The second picture below shows the doubt that I had to give the grout a color as well or if I would just leave it blank. (I left it blank).
- Furthermore I grouted the wood with mosaïc grout and left it in the basic color. (or you could buy waterproof grout that you can paint).
- Finally, adding some bits and pieces of natural materials, plus little stuff that I had lying around for years now. Finished!
The red flowers on the side are actually just painted branches from a date-palm! (without the dates of course).
- This is how it looks like outside!
A Review Of The Fairy House Kit Itself.
This Etsy shop makes or sells.
The seller of this kit also sells other engraved things. A list:
- 3D wooden fairy doors
- engraved keyrings
- fairy garden kits
- wall decoration
- and much more
Prices are variable, check out the shop!
Where to get this item.
The good and the bad :
- knowing the prices of lasercutting machienes, these laser cut items are quite affordable
- returns accepted
- the buyers are raving, this means that this shop is getting a lot of 5-star reviews in the past 7 days
- Instructions are included and the kits are very easy assembled
- I didn’t encounter any issues!
Contact the seller on Etsy.
I have given this store 5 stars before and I think I will keep on doing just that. I haven’t changed my mind!
A video of the final result when it was put in my fairy garden, I hope you like it! :
My Final Conclusion.
I hope that you enjoyed my review of this fairy garden kit and the walkthrough of what I made with it.
Building fairy houses doesn’t have to be difficult doing it this way and I hope that you will agree while doing it ;-). Yes, you can if I can!
I wish you happy crafting!