So confession: I'm a huge nerd. And I love the renaissance festival (remember my kids' garb from last year?). So I admit, huge fan of the ren faire. Last year we seriously lucked out and got free tickets because our kids were so darned cute and attracted a lot of attention at the gate. This year we decided we'd submit a fairy house for two free tickets. After my oldest and I spent about an hour on Pinterest we sketched out our ideas and got to work.
Step 1: We got a random log from a wood pile in our yard. Hubby used a hatchet to point off the end and I screwed the log onto a board to make a solid base.
Step 2: We gathered TONS of sticks and twigs for the roof. I'd originally wanted to use pinecone shingles, but 7-year-old nixed that one. I did too after trying to break off individual shingles. Twigs it was. We assembled a door, nailed it into place, and hubby used his mad saw skills to give us a place for the steps.
After our first day of working on the fairy house this is what we had:
Step 4: Glue gunned everything in place!
After a few more mossy additions, a dig through my scraps box, floral arrangements, and a few coats of paint our fairy house was complete!
Another 1/4 turn
I fully expect a fairy to settle in soon. :)