How to Make a Fairy House with Popsicle Sticks (with Video Instructions)

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How to Build a Fairy House with popsicle sticks

Today — mostly with my twelve year old daughter Rebecca’s help — I’m going to show you how to make a fairy house with popsicle sticks.

I’m going to show you not only Rebecca’s fairy house, but other ideas that I found on the Internet.

A few weeks ago Rebecca made this fairy house for no particular reason as a decoration for her bedroom.

Isn’t it adorable?

 

fairy house made with popsicle sticks, pine cones, and water color paints

 

How Rebecca Made the Fairy House

Rebecca said she built the base with popsicle sticks.

Sometimes she glued the sticks to each other, and sometimes she glued several to a piece of paper as a backing.

She didn’t know the exact number of popsicle sticks she used, but she guessed that it was roughly 300, which means two packages of these:

 

Simply Art Wood Craft Sticks 150 ct.Simply Art Wood Craft Sticks 150 ct.Simply Art Wood Craft Sticks 150 ct.

 

 

After she made the base, she attached

  • Leaves
  • Pine Cones
  • Sticks
  • Grass

using a mini hot glue gun:

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Lastly, she stained the wood using inexpensive burgundy and green water color paints.

Cheap water color paints to decorate popsicle stick fairy house
Water color paints

 

It took her about an hour to make the whole house. She said she used a picture on the Internet to give her the idea, but otherwise she just did it free-form.

DIY popsicle stick fairy house with pinecones and sticks

“I wanted it to actually look like things that were outside so it would look like an actual fairy house,” she told me, “as opposed to a plastic dollhouse.”

 

How to Make Furniture for the Fairy House

Rebecca’s friend Bella, who is also extremely artistic, helped her make a table and chair for the fairy house. Bella made chair using a button for the seat and 20 gauge wire for the chair legs.

20 gauge wire to make fairy house
20 gauge wire for chair legs

 

The two girls also made a table from a fake leaf, cardboard, and twigs. They set a mini plate and mini flower pot on it, then put a cinnamon stick in the pot.

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Here’s a couple videos with slightly different fairy houses that gives much more detailed instructions:

Video — How to Make a Popsicle Stick Fairy House: Easy DIY Garden Project

 

Video — Easy Fairy House with Popsicle Sticks for Home Decor

 



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