Thursday, 19 July 2012

DIY Fairy House




You know your  blogging habit is getting serious when you see things in charity shops and instantly think of how they can be incorporated into a craft for a blog post. The instant I saw this cup I thought of a way to recycle it into a fairy house. As you maybe able to guess from our blog title fairies are more than popular in our house. There are loads of variations of fairy house/ gardens on the blogsphere/pintrest so I have been mulling over ways to make one (as I know it will get alot of use!)  I recently saw this fab idea of personalising mugs using permanent markers (an American brand of permanent marker) and then cooking them to make the image stick.

Take a cup and some markers (if you want to stock up on some like the ones we used click on our affilate link in blue for the pens).


















Add a fairy sized door, window and a sign (just in case the fairies forgot where they lived). Don't forget a climbing rose.


Add a butterfly.


Then all you need are some fairies to move in. A perfect set up for outdoor play.

And indoor play too.

EDIT: Our design has faded with time so its not totally permanent but its still visible (and playable)

25 comments:

  1. What fun! I love how this promotes pretend play.

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  2. So fun! Unfortunately, no fairy houses in this boy filled home :(

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  3. Utterly cute and wonderful. When you are done playing i like the idea of going to the woods and leaving it there for others to discover. beautiful photos

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    1. share this on the Kids Co-op FB page, thanks for sharing at Kids Co-op

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  4. This is so very cute my daughter would have loved this when she was little.

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  5. THAT is sooooo cute! So simple and yet so effective! ADORABLE!

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  6. What a grat set up mommy! A+ in my book. Love the cup-FSPDT

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  7. That is adorable. You decorated it so cute!

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  8. ooh, what a cute and simple idea! We'll be doing this for sure. Pinning :)

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  9. Simply sweet! Great way to spark imagination. I hope you come by tomorrow to link up to The Outdoor Play Party with this fabulous idea!

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  10. Oh brilliant! I commented on your FB photo the other day but forgot to check back to see what you did with the cup. I love it!

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  11. That is utterly adorable. You are so creative.

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  12. That is the cutest idea! My little girl will love that in a years time!

    Thanks for linking to family frolics! :)

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  14. Very cute! thanks for linking to Science sparks xx

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  15. Ohhh, this is super dooper gorgeousness!! Love it, and we have everything needed to make some :-) May I pin your idea? Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. sure I've already pinned it here so you can re pin if you like http://pinterest.com/pin/210191507579444896/

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  16. Oh that is so cute. I love the tea cup idea. My 5yo is Tinkerbell crazy and would love this.

    Thanks for linking t the Sunday showcase.

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  17. What a great idea!! Also can I ask where you got those little fairies from my DD loves fairies as well!

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    1. We got them in Tesco of all places! It was a big 'home' store one in the toy section - they came in little foil bags (so you couldn't see which one you were buying) - they weren't that expensive (less than £2 each) - I know you can get sets too, The Fairy's friend has a set that came with a book - let me know if you would like more details)

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    2. Thank you, think I've seen the packs in a tesco come to think of it, but because you couldn't see inside I was not sure DD would like them!

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  18. Just dropping by again to thank you for sharing this with Tuesday Tots this week! =D

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  19. This is adorable! Love how simple it is to make, too!

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