Wednesday, March 07, 2007

d.i.y. wednesday: fairy architecture

For D.I.Y. Wednesday, these little doosies are arguably the cutest craft project that I have ever seen. The best thing you can do as a parent, caregiver, relative, etc. for children is to encourage their imagination. I think that building fairy habitat is a wonderfully creative endeavor for a Wednesday or whenever. A very simple undertaking too...gather the following ingredients (hopefully they will be readily available otherwise visit your local Ben Franklin or other craft store) and you are off for a little whimsical and magic project:

tree moss,
birch bark or other bark,
dried flowers,
vein exposed leaves,
pussy willows,
pine cones,
medium and small sized twigs, etc... (use your imagination)
craft store feathers, birds, teeny mushrooms.

Assemble using readily available materials like: teeny tiny nails, craft glue gun, stapler, crazy glue, carpenters glue, etc..

I think that this project is a fantastic bonding thing for father-daughter, and a nice substitute for the regular "doll house" project.

Once you have worked magic on a little elvish, fairy-like cottage or castle--the next step is creating fabulous furniture for your little sprites. These require most of the same materials, but can be greatly enhanced with felt linens and pillows. Felt would be a great upholstery material for fairy sofas, ottomans, chairs, etc. There is no limit to the amount of fairy magic that can take place.

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Blogger Sunflower said...

found your blog today and enjoyed seeing other artists who enjoy creating art from nature. we have been making our nature art since 1987. i was wondering who the artist is who made the large house in the last picture! it is wonderful. i really enjoy your blog!! so interesting and different!

6:38 AM  
Blogger hautenature* said...

The top picture is a fairy cottage by Tatiana Katara, the furniture is by, the bottom fairy castle was made by a family in the UK-their children helped--I cannot find their name though.

6:55 PM  
OpenID sovereignfugue said...

Oh my god!! These pictures made me so giddy, I just love them!! It makes me want to run outside and start building my own, but I'll have to wait for the rainy season here to end ^.^

6:14 PM  

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