Hey Lovelies! I always love those fairy house, you can place with you plants or in your garden. And since I am a plant lover, I needed those in my life. When I was cleaning my room I found a bunch of those popsicle sticks and matchsticks. I thought these were the perfect materials to make a fairy house with. And, sure, while writing this, I could also have used fake leaves for the roof or so. Okay, I guess I will make more in the future haha. Those are much fun to make. I hope you will have fun as well!
For this DIY you’ll need:
♥ Popsicle sticks.
♥ This Template. (Or draw something yourself)
♥ (Masking) Tape.
♥ Scissors where you’ll be able to cute the popsicle and matchsticks with.
♥ Cutting Mat. (Optional)
♥ Cling Film. (Optional)
♥ Fake Moss. (Optional)
♥ Anything else you wanna decorate with. (Optional)
Tutorial Fairy House
Start with cutting out this template or your self-drawn template. (Yes, there is no template for the roof, I’ll explain that later). Tape this to a flat surface you don’t mind to get glue on. I used my cutting mat. Over the template I used some cling film to make sure to wooden sticks won’t get glued to the template. (Cling film I could easily remove even it was glued together).
Make all parts of the house
Place the sticks one by one on the template, draw a line if your stick is too long and trim it down with sharp scissors. Glue them one by one each time on top of the other, following the template.
When you have one side done, leave it to dry and continue to make all the other side’s as well. If you made all sides, before moving on, make sure they dry properly, preferably over night.
Build the house
All parts are dry, now it’s time to build the house! I placed the floor on a flat surface, and start to glue the front and the back of the house first. Put some glue on the place that touch each other and use tape, that you can remove later, to hold the piece together until it dried. Then place the sides of the house, with glue, between the front and back. Use more tape to hold those pieces together as well. it can be a bit of a stuggle, sometimes you need to let a piece dry before you continue. Just try what works for you.
I decided to add window seals and a door as well. the windows the same technique as the walls and the door from a popsicle stick.
Now it’s time to make the roof tiles! I used 2 sizes of popsicle sticks for those. Cut them to about 1,5cm in length. It doesn’t really need to be exact that size. It gives the house more of an aged look when they are all different. Like those you will find in a story where the with lives or something xD.
It’s totally fine when the tiles break in half, you can still use those, and the roof will look more fun. Distress all of the pieces with something sharp like a big needle or a knife. But be careful to not hurt yourself! Check the picture if you’re not sure what I mean.
Make enough to cover the roof, and that’s probably more than you would think xD.
Glue the roof tiles on the house one by one, this process can take a while, especially in the beginning you have to wait to let the pieces dry before being able to continue. Don’t try to make it perfect, just make sure that you will be able to meet both sides of the roof on top.
When you are done, let it dry completely.
To paint the house, I used watered down acrylics. I started with a base color, Brown for the walls and Turquoise for the roof. I made sure to be able to see the wood through the paint. I let the first layer dry completely first. Then I moved on to a second later, watered down Black acrylics this time, for both the roof and walls. Let dry completely.
For the roof I also dry brushed some White acrylic to bring out the texture a bit more. If you don’t know how to dry brush, try to find a tutorial first.
I have used fake moss and dried plants. You can basically anything you like. But I would recommend the fake moss, that really makes the house look likes it’s been there for a while. It’s all in the details! xD
I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial. I sure had fun making this fairy house and wanna make more so badly. I’ll gonna have a problem I guess xD, maybe I can sell them if I make too many! Don’t forget to show me yours if you followed along, on my Instagram or Twitter and use the #DelinleaDIY.