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DIY Fairy Garden House – How to Make Miniature Decorations For Backyard

As spring approaches, we’re looking forward to spending more time outside, especially in the garden. On top of regular gardening that should be on your list anyway, we thought we’d make something cute like a tiny fairy garden house

Fairy Garden House

It’s going to take a bit of your time, but it’s going to be worth it as it looks amazing! Let’s see how we can make one easily. 

Materials for a fairy garden house

  • moss
  • tree bark
  • pot
  • small wood door
  • bead
  • wood slice
  • jute ribbon
  • branches
  • rocks
  • artificial flowers
  • green acrylic paint
  • paintbrush
  • scissors
  • glue gun

How to make fairy garden houses from scratch

Do you have all your materials near you!? We know we don’t like running around trying to find something we forgot, so we hope you have the entire list of materials on the work table. Let’s begin!

Tiny garden house materials

Step 1: Paint the door

We’re starting the process with a simple step – painting the wooden door. We found one that’s absolutely adorable, but if you didn’t get one that’s similar to ours, you can always build it yourself with a few popsicle sticks. Now, back to our design. Get the wood door, the green acrylic paint, and the paintbrush.

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Paint the whole door with the pretty color and make sure you get all the nooks and crannies. 

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Step 2: Paint the wood slices

Since you already have the paint can open and the paintbrush in your hand, get the wood slices and paint those too. We chose to draw a plus sign and then cover the sides of the slice with color too. You want to create two of these, as they’ll be your house’s windows. 

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Step 3: Glue the doorknob

Now that the paint on the door has dried, it’s time to add the “doorknob” Since our door is so tiny and cute, what better doorknob than a small white bead, right? Get the glue gun and the bead, put some hot glue on the right spot on the door and add the bead. 

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Step 4: Create a welcome mat

Every house needs a welcome mat, right? Well, let’s make one, then! Get another wood slice and the jute ribbon. Cut a piece of jute ribbon with your scissors  – it needs to be small enough to fit over the wood slice you just chose. 

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Add some hot glue over the wood slice and add the jute ribbon piece over it. Make sure you hold the pressure for a few seconds so the glue sets. 

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Step 5: Build the house

This cute wood slice we just decorated with the jute ribbon will act as a threshold for the house. So, get the pot and place it upside down – that’s going to be your house. Then, get the glue gun and add some hot glue to one side of the wood slice and attach it to the pot, right on the bottom ridge.  

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Then, add some more hot glue to the back of the small wooden door and attach it to the “house.” 

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Next, it’s time you attach the windows. Add some hot glue to the back of the painted wood slices and attach them to the pot too. We put them some distance away from the door, on either side of the pot. 

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Step 6: Make the entrance

Every garden house needs to look whimsical, so let’s make it so! Get the branches you have on the table and the glue gun. Add hot glue to one of the branches and place it on one side of the door. Then, repeat the process for the second branch. 

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Get another, smaller, piece of wood and add it on top of the door, so the house now looks like it actually has a doorway, not just a door. 

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Step 7: Add the rocks

Now, it wouldn’t be a natural-looking house if it didn’t have some stonework, right? Well, let’s get the rocks we gathered and start adding them up. We suggest you go for the rocks that have flatter ends, since they’ll be a lot easier to glue to the pot. 

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Add hot glue to each rock and start lining them on the bottom area of the pot. You want them to be arranged as close together as possible. Add rocks until you reach around the pot. 

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Then you can continue with the rocks, but picking some of the smaller pebbles. Put some hot glue on them and add them around the wood slices representing the windows. 

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Do the same for the other window too! 

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Step 8: Add the moss and the metal leaves

Now that you’re done with the rocks, it’s time we used the moss too! We have different colors for the moss and we want to mix things up a bit. Add some hot glue to the pot and press tufts of moss into the glue. 

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Add moss in the spots between the door and the windows, and around the rocks too. Add a few metal leaves too, stringling them around the pot wherever you feel like it. 

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Add more moss so it covers all open spots across the pot. Make sure you alternate the colors so it looks nicer. 

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Make sure you add moss above the door too!

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Step 9: Build the roof

Every house has a roof, even one that’s for the garden sprites. So, add some hot glue to the top of the pot and bring in the small plate that came with your pot. Place it upside down on the pot and press it so the glue sets better. 

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Now that the plate is glued to the pot, we need to make a roof out of it. Let’s get the tree bark and add it to the top of the house. Add plenty of hot glue to the plate and press the tree bark into it. 

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Go around the plate and keep adding the tree bark. This will make the tiny house look real and pretty, as well as natural. 

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Step 10: Decorate the house

The house is almost done, but we still have some materials we didn’t use. Get the artificial flowers and cut off some of the buds. 

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Dab more hot glue near the entrance to the house and press the artificial flowers into the area. 

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The spot of color will make the house look even more welcoming and pretty, and we so want that because it will make it more appealing. 

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There we go! It looks perfect and we feel like a young family of garden sprites could move in, right? Jokes aside, it’s a cute creation you can tuck between your flowers in the garden. Whether you made this for yourself or you’re gifting it to someone, we know they’ll appreciate it. 

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We’d love to see how your design turned out, so reach out to us over social media and drop us some pictures. Also, let us know in the comments what you think of this design. 

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