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!
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.
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!