How to Make a Fairy House (a Milk Jug Craft)

How to Make a Fairy House (a Milk Jug Craft)
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We have a few people in my family who are crazy about cold cereal, so needless to say, we go through several jugs of milk every week.

If you’re tired of having all your milk jugs become sad little smooshed things at the bottom of your recycling bin, try transforming one into a beautiful fairy house.

Not only is this fairy house pretty, but it’s a homemade toy that can be used for lots of imaginative pretend play.

 

Fairy House Materials

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Supplies Milk Jug Fairy House

 

Fairy House Directions

  1. Begin by outlining a door and windows with a black Sharpie marker on your milk jug. You can make it any shape that you like.

    Outline door on milk jug

  2.  

  3. Use a utility knife to cut out the door and windows.
  4. Cut out milk jug door with utility knife

     

  5. Trace over the opening with a black Sharpie marker to even it out and give it a little more definition.

    Oulined hole in milk jug

  6.  

  7. Hold the brown adhesive foam sheet up to the handle of the milk jug to measure enough to cover the length of the handle. Then cut three pieces the length and width of the handle. (This will become your “chimney.”)

    Cutting brown paper

  8.  

  9. Attach the three pieces of brown foam to the milk jug’s handle.

    Brown strips held against milk jug

  10.  

  11. Use the Sharpie marker to draw a brick pattern on each of the sides.

    Drawing bricks on fairy house chimney

  12.  

  13. Cut a square out of the leftover brown foam sheet, and place on top of the “chimney”. Use the Sharpie marker to draw a square on the foam square. This is the top of your “chimney”.

    Finished chimney on milk jug

  14.  

  15. Cut 5-6 strips out of the dark and light green adhesive foam sheets, approximately 1 ½ inches wide.

    6 Strips of green

  16.  

  17. Then cut those strips into squares approximately 1 ½ by 1 ½ inches.

    Green strips cut into squares

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  19. Remove the adhesive backing and begin applying the green squares around the top of the milk jug, alternating dark and light green as you go around the top.

    Alternating green squares on milk jug

  20.  

  21. Make three overlapping layers that will serve as the “roof shingles” for your fairy house.

    Alternating green squares on milk jug

  22.  

  23. Once all green shingles have been applied, use a hot glue gun to glue the artificial flower to the top of the jug.

    Glue gun at top of milk jug

     

    Gluing flower on milk jug

     

    Flower on top of milk jug

  24.  

  25. Use the black Sharpie marker to draw some butterflies, flowers, ladybugs, or anything else you would like to decorate your fairy house.

    Butterfly drawn with Sharpie marker

  26.  

  27. Use scissors to cut out your drawings, and attach to your fairy house.

    Cutting out butterfly for fairy house

     

    Milk jug with colorful decorations

  28.  

  29. Put a handful of green shredded paper grass inside the bottom of the milk jug.

    Green shredded paper at bottom of milk jug

  30.  

  31. Cut a square out of the moss craft sheet and lay it on top of the shredded paper grass. This helps to make a flat surface to play with your fairies and garden creatures.

    Moss laid on top of shredded green paper

  32.  

  33. Enjoy your fairy house!

    Finished milk jug fairy house

     

    Inside of finished fairy house

 

Finished milk jug fairy house

How to Make a Milk Jug Fairy House

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Materials

  • Clean empty milk jug
  • Self adhesive foam craft sheets in dark green, light green, brown, purple and pink
  • Artificial flower
  • Green paper artificial grass
  • Moss craft sheet

Tools

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Black Fine Point Sharpie pen
  • Utility Knife

Instructions

  1. Use a black Sharpie marker to utline a door and windows on your milk jug.
  2. Use a utility knife to cut out the door and windows.
  3. Trace over the opening with a black Sharpie marker to even it out and give it a little more definition.
  4. Hold the brown adhesive foam sheet up to the handle of the milk jug to measure enough to cover the length of the handle. Then cut three pieces the length and width of the handle. (This will become your “chimney.”)
  5. Attach the three pieces of brown foam to the milk jug’s handle.
  6. Use the Sharpie marker to draw a brick pattern on each of the sides
  7. Cut a square out of the leftover brown foam sheet, and place on top of the “chimney”. Use the Sharpie marker to draw a square on the foam square. This is the top of your “chimney.”
  8. Cut 5-6 strips out of the dark and light green adhesive foam sheets, approximately 1 ½ inches wide.
  9. Cut the green strips into squares approximately 1 ½ by 1 ½ inches.
  10. Remove the adhesive backing and begin applying the green squares around the top of the milk jug, alternating dark and light green as you go around the top.
  11. Make three overlapping layers that will serve as the “roof shingles” for your fairy house.
  12. Once all green shingles have been applied, use a hot glue gun to glue the artificial flower to the top of the jug.
  13. Use the black Sharpie marker to draw some butterflies, flowers, ladybugs, or anything else you would like to decorate your fairy house.
  14. Use scissors to cut out your drawings, and attach to your fairy house.
  15. Put a handful of green shredded paper grass inside the bottom of the milk jug.
  16. Cut a square out of the moss craft sheet and lay it on top of the shredded paper grass. (This helps to make a flat surface to play with your fairies and garden creatures.)
  17. Enjoy your fairy house!

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