Friday, January 14, 2011

The Makings of a Fairy House

My little diva of niece is turning 3.
So, what could be better than a Fairy House?!?!

I've been wanting to make Tripp a Gnome house for a while now, but never have gotten around to it.
A birthday party for Cadence gives  me a deadline, however. 
So, she gets her fairy house.

We made it using all materials we had or found around the house and yard.
It turned out pretty darn cool, if I say so myself.

Ha, ha! The Flower Fairy has a rubber band wrapped around her face.
Poor thing.

Tripp and Will worked hard making the house while I whipped up these 2 little fairies.
Tripp decided he wanted to give Cadence one of his gnomes as well.
He's such a caring and sharing little dude.

Up next was adding a little fairy decor and terrain.
Will has really rubbed off on Tripp.
He totally landscaped this fairyville.

I wanted to use the coffee grounds a little more because it was a cheaper means than the fake modeling grass that Will uses for making models for class.
So, I told Tripp we were going to give the fairies a dirt floor in their house and mulch them a front pathway.

He then proceeded to inform me that they needed a mulched pathway to their table and around their campfire. 
The tree also needed mulch around it.
His other prized landscape-architect inspired contribution was the rock garden.
He took out his special bag of rocks and picked exactly which ones he wanted for the fairies' rock garden.
These were all his ideas, too. 
We're not one to trample his creativity with our own ideas.

The house o'fairies really turned out better than I could've imagined.
We had such a blast making it and it cost us basically $0.

All that was left was a test run...

Every Fairy House needs a large dump truck ;)


  1. Very cute! Love that Tripp said it needed a rock garden. Very zen of him.

  2. Very.

    It was the second element added after he and Will glued together the house. I love how his little mind works!

  3. I would have LOVED to play with that when I was little. Or right now still...;)

  4. This is so cute!

    I'm glad to see that you're making stuff for people's birthdays, now I KNOW you and Charlie will like his gift! I've been waiting for forever to give it to him!!