The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Fairy Village

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fairy Village

I saw this Birdhouse Fairy Village on Lil Blue Boo and I just had to make one for my daughter. Birdhouses make great fairy homes. Just cut a larger door, splash on some paint, and add a few embellishments for an abode fit for even the fairy queen.

The fairy village that inspired this project was for outdoor use. I wanted one for indoor playtime. I knew I'd need something to store it in, so I paid Hobby Lobby a visit. That's when I noticed that hatboxes off in a corner of the store. Of course! It would make perfect sense for little fairies to take up residence in a hat box. When Lydia Grace is finished playing, everything gets tucked away neatly into the box.

Ready to see how we made our Hatbox Fairy Village? Here it is!

Directions:
1. Paint and decorate a few birdhouses.  I mean fairy houses.  (L.G. would like to thank her Papa for cutting the doors on the houses.)

2. Add a few painted flower pots, a hand painted wheelbarrow, and some silk flowers.

3. Sprinkle in a few fairy accessories.

4. Go on a hunt for some fairies to live in your village.

These fairies like to be inside, so their village is tucked away neatly in a hat box with a green floor (grass), blue paper lining (sky), and hand painted clouds.
 
5. Find a little girl who can take good care of the fairies and their village.  (Don't you just love the messy ponytail.  She had just gotten up from her nap, and I asked her if she wanted me to fix her hair.  She primly replied that she liked it messy.)

Watching her play with her new fairy village was even more fun than making it!

Welcome home, fairies!

40 comments:

  1. what a darling project, my daughter would love this!! I am totally going to try this, thanks for sharing. I am kind of new to blog land, and totally love it! Have a great night.
    http://rubykay.blogspot.com/

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  2. Oh my goodness, how adorable! You did such a great job on this that it's no wonder she had a good time playing with it!

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  3. This is SO ADORABLE! What little girl wouldn't love playing with this pretty little village?!

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  4. i absolutely love this!!!!!!! great creativity!

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  5. WOW!!!!!! That is the cutest think I have ever seen! I absolutely ADORE your blog! Found you through the Six Sisters Stuff link party. I am so so so glad that I did! http://callmemamaleisha.blogspot.com

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  6. this is so darling! i love it:) i really love your blog:) thanks for sharing all your cute ideas:)
    http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

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  7. So darling! Your daughter will have hours of FUN!

    Dee

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  8. What a sweet post! Precious photos.

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  9. Oh this is soooo pretty! My daughter would love this! Putting the houses in a large hat box was genius! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. This is such an adorable play set! You have such a lucky little fairy lover! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next week!
    And I am your newest follower (sorry for not following sooner!)

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  11. Found you through Skip to My Lou Made By You Monday. This is very cute, and the hatbox idea is very clever. My girls love fairies too. Now I just have to remember where I put those unfinished birdhouses I've been saving for forever and a day. :P

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  12. This is such a neat idea. I love how it's in the hat box too...easy storage solution! Linking up on blackberry vine.

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  13. This is so wonderful! My little girl would go crazy for this. I would love it if you linked up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now. There is also an awesome giveaway to go with the party, so you should check it out. http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-linky-party-and.html
    I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy

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  14. Very cute! I have a two year old and four year old who would love this! Found your link through Tip Junkie today.

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  15. So sweet!
    Would you be willing to share this at our Weekly Playdate (a kid and family themed link party)? This week's edition is here: http://beneaththerowantree.blogspot.com/2011/07/playdate-link-party-blog-hop-16-all.html

    Cheers!
    Lori
    Come & Play :: Playdate
    http://beneaththerowantree.com

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  16. Love this. My little one loves fairies. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Beautiful :) My niece loves fairies as well!

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  18. Really cute. Thank u for sharing! Your little fairy is adorable

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  19. This is absolutely precious! Nice work Mama!

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  20. Jennifer Dawn-

    This is darling and precisely why I need a daughter, soon. The use of birdhouses is sooo smart. I am pinning this to my pinterest as well...

    I will be featuring you next week at Creative Juice #31!

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  21. That's so cute! I love it and know my daughter would love it too! Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey @ http://icingonthecakedallas.blogspot.com/

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  22. I just wanted to say this is an awesome little village idea!!! You should come and scraplift my fairy dust!!! That, or you could just send me one of your villages! LOL. TYFS! http://craftyzoowithmonkeys.blogspot.com/

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  23. How cute! I'm sure she'd love this fairy door giveaway I have them. My bbf had to tell me what it was lol.

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  24. what a beautiful and magical idea!

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  25. So cute! Thanks for sharing! ^^)

    Have a lovely weekend!


    hugs,
    Lelanie

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  26. So adorable!!! I really like that you've stored it inside the hat box so now it can enjoyed and loved but there's still some place to put it when you're all done!

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  27. Thank you so much for linking up to my Tuesday Confessional link party. You were featured so grab a button and get your brag on! http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-kid-friendly-posts.html.
    I can't wait to see what you come up with for this week's party!
    ~Macy

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  28. Hey Jennifer Dawn!
    Thanks for linking up your sweet fairy village at the Tuesday To Do Party last week! I'm trying to get caught up after finally getting my commenting issues resolved!
    Have a great week!
    Smiles!
    Jami

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  29. Brilliant! I am featuring this post on this week's Playdate at Beneath the Rowan Tree~ pop over and grab yourself a 'featured' button and join in again, if you like!

    Cheers,
    Lori
    http://beneaththerowantree.com

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  30. I made one of these this week and linked to your site as inspiration!

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  31. What a fun idea! My daughters would love it! I will have to find a hat box somewhere! Thanks for the idea and directions! Kristy from www.aprosnandapples.blogspot.com

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  32. o this is pretty coooool i like it very much its not very difficult to build it

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  33. That is so precious, I'll definitely be making one of those at some point this year!

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  34. I love it ! I'm going to have to do one too !
    www.bargainfun.net

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  35. Love this!!! she looks like she is having a blast with it!!!

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  36. Oh, very cute! This inspires me to make a similar thing but for a boy's toys for my little man

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  37. Oh my goodness, love the idea to keep it in a hat box.

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  38. this has got to be the best doll/fairy house I have seen!

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