How to Make a Fairy House with Popsicle Sticks (with Video Instructions)
My girls both loved fairies when they were little.
On one of our Disney vacations, there was a line to see princesses next to a line to see fairies, and they both ran to the fairy line without a moment’s hesitation.
They absolutely adored all the Tinkerbell movies, and they also enjoyed this book trilogy by Gail Carson Levine:
At the age of twelve, Rebecca made a fairy house with popsicle sticks as a decoration for her bedroom.
In typical Rebecca fashion, she made it completely on her own, without us helping her or even knowing about it until it was finished.
It’s unfortunate that I have no “process photos,” but I thought the house was too cute not to share and could inspire some other families to make their own fairy houses.
I also included some YouTube videos at the end of the post that will give you more step-by-step instructions.
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How Rebecca Made the Fairy House
The house base was made with popsicle sticks. Sometimes Rebecca 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.
After she made the base, she attached
- Pine Cones
using a mini hot glue gun.
Lastly, she stained the wood using inexpensive burgundy and green water color paints.
It took her about an hour to make the entire house.
She said she used a picture on the Internet to give her the idea, but otherwise she just did it free-form, as opposed to modeling it after anything or following any instructions.
“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.
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.
If you’re looking for more inspiration, or some detailed instructions, here are a couple videos that talk you through making popsicle stick fairy houses with different designs.
Have fun building your fairy house!
Video — How to Make a Popsicle Stick Fairy House: Easy DIY Garden Project
Video — Easy Fairy House with Popsicle Sticks for Home Decor