The inspiration came from my sister in law who collects tea pots and appreciates shells. So, for her birthday I made this fairy house.
The foundation: 3/4″ oak 11″ diameter, upside down food container, tea pot.
The cardboard held back the black stones during construction for the doorway.
We don’t have birch trees in S. Florida but plenty of Melaleucas. I glued cardboard to the multilayered bark as a form. Then cut it out with scissors.
1/4″ MDF cap under a larger, round disc will support a heavy root.
Oak branches for joists. I used bamboo twigs as window panes with colored paper for glass.
Fresh-cut bamboo rafters set in glue. I used two-part epoxy to attach the windows to the ceramic tea pot. Florist clay held up the center pole while the epoxy cured.
Hot glue for wood attached the green raffia to the rafters.
Hot glue attached the thick felt.
I hot glued the branches first, then filled in with shells. The pathway is sea glass.
Copper wire for hinges.
Back window. Moss filled in the gaps.
Fairy house inspection completed by Lucy Lou.