I started this three story fairy house in December, so I’m sooo excited to see some real progress! As a full-time teacher and a full-time mom of a toddler, I don’t always have time to spend on my own hobbies. Maybe that’s why this feels like I really got something accomplished! Plus, I’m due with our second baby (a boy!) in early June, so getting this roof done was the last thing on my to-do list before he gets here! I guess I feel like I’m ready to dive into that crazy bleary-eyed-up-all-night-and-day mommy mode, but I really hope I can get more done on this house this summer…
The fairy house is made from stacking cardboard boxes together, then putting paper mache over the entire house. After many coats of paper mache and paint, I’ve finally started adding some details…
The miniature shake shingles are cardboard that I’ve painted, then cut apart. The windows are a design that I drew up, and my Dad kindly cut out of wood with his laser cutter (Thanks Dad!). Here are more pictures of the process…
Getting all the shingles glued on took much longer than I anticipated!
But I got them done!
I found the finial on the top on clearance last year at Hobby Lobby… I thought it gave the fairy house a nice, stately look.
The “door” on the left side of the picture below is going to be attached to a bridge that the fairies can walk across to another building.
I need to create some doors for the balcony porch…
I really want to live inside! Now I have to paint the underside of the shingles, add more doors and windows, and decorate the inside. I won’t be done for a while, but at least it gives me something to plan when I’m up for a midnight feeding!
Those are the most recent pictures, but if you want to see the whole process, check out this page here: Fairy Tower Page
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love, love you’re designs
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