If you are a fan of magical garden decorations then you will love our fairy house made from a terracotta pot. It is such a simple make but will bring all the whimsy to your garden. Oh, and the kids LOVE it.
When I was growing up my Grandad told me if you build a fairy house for your garden, you might attract a fairy. But if you don’t believe in fairies, this is a great creative project that will warm the heart and It’s also a great project for the children to help with.
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- 21cm Terracotta pot
- 17cm Terracotta Saucer
- 31cm Terracotta Saucer
- White and red tempura or poster paint
- Black Sharpie
- Acrylic Paints
- Waterproof sealer (UK Link/US Link)
I used a 21cm terracotta pot as the larger it is the easier it is to decorate, but you could make lots of different sized ones.
You will need a couple of coats of paint as it does soak into the terracotta. We used poster paint, but tester pots of emulsion or even ready mixed tempura work well, especially as you are going to seal it. Acyriclcs are also good but are harder to clean from children’s clothing if you are making this with the kids.
Paint your pot white and the saucers red. Then glue the smaller saucer on to the top of the large saucer using a glue gun.
Then paint circles on to the top of your fairy house roof using white paint. These will take a couple of coats.
Next comes the fun part – decorating your fairy house. We used acrylic paints and then sharpies for the detailing once the paint dried.
Then you need to waterproof your Toadstool Fairy house. Three thin coats of weather sealer will be better than two heavy coats.
If you are a fairy house fan then make sure you take a look at this – Fabulous Fairy Houses and Gardens