How to Make a Fairy House from a Small Pot

Learn how to make a fairy house for your indoor fairy garden. I loved this craft so much! It was so easy and now I have the perfect fairy house for my fairy garden.

I sometimes buy random things when I’m out and about with the hope that inspiration will strike and I’ll turn said thing into a marvelous project. A few months back I picked up these very small terracotta pots. I immediately thought of making a small fairy house using just some acrylic paint. We’ve recently been into fairy gardens in our household. Recently I got the nerve to paint them so here’s a quick tutorial showing you how to make a fairy house from a small pot. I hope you enjoy this tutorial as much as I enjoyed making the house.

 

Learn how to make a fairy house out of a small terracotta pot. This craft was my favorite. I love the finished product. It's the perfect fairy house for my indoor fairy garden.

Materials Needed to Make A Fairy House

I was lucky to have most of the materials around the house once I bought the small pots. Also, while I used small pots you can also be adventurous and use bigger ones. Just be sure to have enough paint on hand to cover it.

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How to Make a Fairy House – Step by Step

The look I decided to go for was a house made of wood panels. I knew I wanted a rounded door, two circular windows, and steps leading up to the door. To give myself a guide, I decided to draw these out first in pencil. If you don’t know exactly what you want, don’t worry about sketching it out. Just go with the flow!

How to make a fairy house from a smalle pot. I loved this craft! I now have the perfect house for my indoor fairy garden.

 

Next I painted the base colors I wanted. Since I was doing a faux wood style house, I used browns and creams, mixing them just enough to give the pot a bit of texture. I left the basic outlines of the door and windows visible so I knew where to paint those.

How to make a fairy house from a smalle pot. I loved this craft! I now have the perfect house for my indoor fairy garden.

 

I decided on a red door. Something about a red door on a brown background is pleasing to my eyes. Since I really wanted a deep red, I ended up needing multiple coats to give it a dark, solid, red color.

How to make a fairy house from a smalle pot. I loved this craft! I now have the perfect house for my indoor fairy garden.

 

I edged each of my windows and door in brown. This will serve as a wood moulding. I painted a white window on the red door and made the two circular windows white as well. Lastly in this step I painted the top of the pot and the rim of the pot in a dark brown, the same color as the moulding. The look I was going for was a house that was slightly elevated. As a result, the rim of the pot would set the stage from some faux steps.

How to make a fairy house from a smalle pot. I loved this craft! I now have the perfect house for my indoor fairy garden.

 

To give the look of wood, I painted vertical lines all around the pot in a dark brown. I tried my best to space them evenly.

How to make a fairy house from a smalle pot. I loved this craft! I now have the perfect house for my indoor fairy garden.

 

Details really make these little houses shine. Using the gold paint pen, I drew a small circle for the door handle. I used the dark brownish black color and made some stairs. The rim lip was used as the first step which really helps sell the 3D feel of the lower step.

How to make a fairy house from a smalle pot. I loved this craft! I now have the perfect house for my indoor fairy garden.

 Extra Details for your Fairy House

The rest of the details were added to make the pot really pop.

  • To add to the 3D feel, I painted green hedges and bushes around the bottom.
  • Next, the circular windows received light brown panes.
  • Lastly, I edged all moulding areas and windows in black. I used black paint and a very fine brush, but if I had to do it again, I’d use a fine point sharpie or paint pen.

How to make a fairy house from a smalle pot. I loved this craft! I now have the perfect house for my indoor fairy garden.How to make a fairy house from a smalle pot. I loved this craft! I now have the perfect house for my indoor fairy garden.How to make a fairy house from a smalle pot. I loved this craft! I now have the perfect house for my indoor fairy garden.

 

The last step was Mod Podge. This is my favorite for any craft I’m leaving indoors. If you wanted to place this outside, I would use a waterproof sealer instead. I haven’t tried it yet, but I when I do I’m going to try something like this.

How to make a fairy house from a smalle pot. I loved this craft! I now have the perfect house for my indoor fairy garden.

That’s it. Once those pictures are downloaded I’ll link those up to this post. This may be my favorite project to date and learning how to make a fairy house out of a pot was easier than I thought. I found that they go perfect with our peg doll fairies that we made.

 

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3 comments
Carly - August 28, 2016

(Stopping by from Small Victories Sunday) – What an adorable idea!! I have a little fairy garden that doesn’t want anything too “plasticy” or “store-bought looking” in it, (if that makes sense), and this will be perfect!

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