Fairy Garden House

smoothfoam Fairy Garden House

This tiny DIY fairy garden house is a perfect way to add a bit of whimsy to your potted plants. So let’s invite the garden fairies to move in and stay a while!

Materials:

Smoothfoam  3″ foam craft house
Makin’s Clay – Brown, White, Black, Green, Grape Leaf, Merlot, Yellow, Neon Pink
Makin’s Texture Sheet Sets: A and D
Makin’s Ultimate Clay Machine and Tool Kit
Cutting Mat
Tacky Glue
Green craft paint
Metallic Lustre – Iced Expresso
Scissors, paintbrush, craft knife, emery board, skewer

Mix small amounts of black and white clay to create gray. Roll through the Ultimate Clay Machine on setting #3 (slightly more than 1/8”). Place the cobblestone texture sheet over the flattened clay and press gently to transfer the texture to clay.

Smooth any raised seams on the Smoothfoam foam craft house with an emery board. Place the house onto the gray clay and cut around the house with a craft knife. Glue the clay to the back of the house and trim beneath roof line as needed.

Trim more pieces of cobblestone clay to glue to the sides and front of house. Smooth any seams in the clay with your fingertips.

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Mix a small amount of Grape Leaf clay with Green and roll it through the machine. Press it with the wood grain texture sheet. Cut out the door shape and press it in place – if the clay is still moist, no adhesive is necessary, otherwise use glue. Roll a tiny brown ball of clay to add for a doorknob.

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Roll out some brown clay and press with the shingle texture sheet. Cut strips to glue to the roof on the sides and front edge.

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Roll out some Merlot clay and press with the brick texture sheet. Cut and glue pieces to cover the chimney.

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Use the skewer to make a hole in the bottom of the house. Glue a piece of grey cobblestone clay over the bottom, reinserting the skewer into the hole. Apply a light coat of Metallic Lustre over the entire house with your fingertip.

Paint the skewer green and let dry. Push it into the hole with a dab of glue

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Roll tiny strands and leaves of Green clay and press to the front of the house on either side of the door (if clay is still moist, no adhesive necessary; if dry, use glue.)

Roll small 3/8” balls of Yellow clay. Use the circles detail tool to impress the clay into flowers and add to stems on the house.  Use the clay pointed stylus tool to make small slices in the clay to resemble flower petals. Add tiny balls of Neon Pink to the centers of the flowers. Proudly display your DIY fairy garden house in a flower pot or in the ground!

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I am a multi-published mixed-media artist, media spokesperson, educator, project and product designer and more. My style is diverse and ever-evolving and I enjoy experimenting with products and finding unexpected, creative ways to use them. My motto is “dare to be different” and I look forward to the opportunity to share creative ideas here with you!

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