I have come to realize there is much we do not see. I think there was a time very long ago when magic and fairies and unseen friends were a part of our world or more to the point we were a part of their world. As our egos grew the veil between our worlds fell back down, darkening the light, and now only a few see, feel and understand what is Between the Weeds. For me I decided to shine a light so I can catch a glimpse of these wonderful beings. They care for the natural world and ask for little in return and without their help it would be a very different place, much worse I suspect. So I now open myself to the energies that surround me everyday and live in harmony with this realm we have long forgotten. I give aid where I can with my loving energy. You see the only true law between all realms is do no harm. Do no harm, what a concept, it refers to all in the natural world, from rocks and trees to plants and animals(us too) and all things unseen who live within no exceptions. Yes I do believe in fairies.
There are so many different styles of fairy houses but mostly they are whimsical and very woodland. The fairy furniture is made of branches or twigs covered in raffia, burlap or ribbon. I also have a few pieces of fairy art in my Etsy Shop. Check it out to find the newest additions. Coming for the spring are these hanging fairy houses. Each house has flowers painted on them and represent the name of the fairy that dwells inside. This one is Sweet Pea and you guessed it Sweet Pea a fairy who is a bit shy but once she warms up to you will surely give you oodles of whimsy and joy.
The making of a Woodland Fairy House starts with a wood frame so I can add either branches, twigs or cedar shingles. First I glue and nail the frame together. I work with a size that is easy to ship via USPS. Once the polyurethane glue has dried and cured the frame is painted, here a dark green. This Woodland Fairy House is going to take the shape of log cabin so now the branches have to be sawed in half lengthwise and cut to 11″. The next step is to nail them in place. I use a nail gun but you could use a hammer too. Once everything is together your imagination takes hold and this is the part I love the best. Giving the Woodland Fairy House personality and character just as you would with your own little house.
Once the shell or structure is painted and dry I took branches and ripped them down length wise using my band saw. The branches had their own unique twists so I fiddled around and when I liked what I created I used my nail gun to secured them in place.
When planning this house I cut the bottom slightly longer so I could define the space inside. Here I added a very distinctive branch with lichen and moss still on the bark.
The back of the woodland fairy house is covered from top to bottom with the split branches. The sides are also decorated. Now it is ready for the moss and little bits of found things from nature and the corners of shops.
I love this part because the story in my mind starts to take hold. As my imagination wanders the magic begins to weave itself into the woodland fairy house. Sometimes I feel it is the fairies creating these fabulous houses. The fairies certainly do help in the inspiration.
It is time to start to decorate and give the Woodland Fairy House its personality. For this house I started to glue moss in the cracks and crevices between the branches. I then glued moss down on the floor of the house. I add bits and bobs to the moss for interest making you want to look inside. With the left over branch halves I formed a bed and a slab scrap makes up the head-board. A branch is cut down to form a chair and stool and the base to the table. The top is formed from cedar siding. Everything is glued down into place and decorated using natural found elements. I even found a piece of burlap and placed it down on the bed.
The finished Woodland Fairy House with everything nicely in place. This little house found its way to Hawaii but if you want one for your very self you can order one just for you. Simply go to my Etsy shop and send me an email through my contact link. It takes just a week to have one completed and ships the next day once you approve.
My fairy houses take much time and care. They are unique little houses. They are created with much love and will be wonderful little abodes for the wee ones in your own houses and gardens. Remember to leave an offering or two for the fairy who lives inside. Maybe a tiny dish of sweet water or something you admired on a walk outside. The fairies appreciate the gesture and will reward your efforts.