Part One: How to make a Fairy House

Here is part one of two videos, where I show you how I transformed a hot chocolate container into a miniature fairy house. In part one I show how to make the basic structure and part two shows how I decorated it. Attract some magic into you house with your own version. (Gnome not included!)

Children should be supervised if making this project, especially with the glue gun and any cutting with scissors or a craft knife.

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Step-by-step instructions for making a fairy house

You will need:
strong glue or preferably a glue gun
container, such as an empty hot chocolate container
corrugated cardboard
old CD
pencil
scissors
tissue paper
diluted craft glue and an old brush
white gesso
beads, gemstones, brads etc of your choice

I bought some of my supplies from Hobbycraft and some from Paperchase

1. Draw around the top onto corrugated cardboard. Cut it out and glue the circle of card inside the top. Repeat with another circle of card to form a base to stick on the roof. Draw around an old CD to create a larger circle and cut it out. Glue the top of the container to this larger circle to form a base for the fairy house roof.

2. Cut out a large circle from the corrugated card with a diameter of 36cm or about 14 inches. Cut into the centre of the circle before folding it to form a cone. Make another cut into the centre and take out more of the card to make it easier to fold the cone. Glue together and glue the base of the roof to the cone top. Add a layer of tissue paper using diluted craft glue. When the tissue paper is dry, add a layer of white gesso.

3. For the bottom part of the house, cut out a door and two windows from the corrugated card and glue them in place. Use a glue gun to add texture to the windows and doors. Add beads, gemstones and brads to the glue around the door and windows. Use a glue gun to add texture to the base of the house. Add a layer of textured tissue paper to the base of the house, using diluted craft glue. When the tissue paper is dry, add a layer of white gesso.

CHECK NEXT WEEK FOR PART TWO

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