Thursday, 8 October 2015

Fairy Door DIY

Hello there! It's been a while since I've done a craft-related post. Well, if you've been missing them look no further! I have been making a conscious effort to be more creative and get crafting lately because I know it has always had positive effects on my mental health. One of the most popular kids gifts at the minute is fairy doors. But did you know that you can make your own? Its really simple! 

Towards the end of the summer, one of my best friends from college decided to set up a sort of crafting club, where a couple of us would meet up and craft together! First up on our to-make list was fairy doors. You know those super cute kids gifts where a fairy takes residence in your house with their own front door and clothes line? They are a tad on the expensive side, but they are an amazing way to enhance your child's creativity. So why not try and create our own?

We brought a whole load of crafting supplies to help us get through the task. But all you really need are some coloured lollipop sticks, a glue gun, buttons, and sequins, fabric flowers, Pritt Stick and any other bits and bobs you want to use when decorating your fairy door. We may have come a tad over supplied.


I chose the red lollipop sticks for my door. All you need to do is have 6 or 7 lollipop sticks lined up (I went for 7) and you already have a door shape. Then, all you need to do to secure them is stick two more lollipop sticks at the back. One diagonal, and one broken in half along the top and bottom. We used a glue gun to set the lollipop sticks, as it was the most secure option! It was also my first time using a glue gun so it was very fun... So much fun in fact, I went out and picked up my own for €6 in Tiger.


The next step is to decorate your fairy door and personalize it either for yourself, or the fairy character who could live indoors! I went for simple decorations. I fastened a button for a door handle on the right hand side of the front of the door with the glue gun. I then put two sequins at the top-left as a door hinge, and two sequins in the lower middle to replicate a letter box.
To add a bit of fun and individuality to the door, I used Pritt Stick to stick down a moon, sun and star sequin to the top middle of the door. (I tried with the glue gun, but it melted the first sun I tried to stick down!)

Perhaps my fairy is an astronomer?


And that's it! It really is that simple! Here are our finished fairy doors:

And of course, one of the crafting club posing with our doors.

Rather than putting it on my skirting board and having 'indoor' fairies, I decided to lightly coat with varnish and place outside. My fairy door sits happily by a tree, where maybe I could add a window very soon?

It doesn't take long to make, and it looks almost as good as the expensive shop brands. It's also simple, and something you could create with your own kids. Why not have them create their own fairy doors?

30 comments:

  1. They look great ! I am not at all crafty but these look so easy to make. Love this idea xx

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    1. They are so easy! Definitely give it a try :) x

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  2. This is such a sweet idea, will have to give this a go with my niece - she loves fairies! xxx

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    1. Oh great Vikki - I'd say she'll love it xx

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  3. What a great idea! I think my children would love a fairy door, we don't have any outdoor space but it would look great in the hall. I might give it a go, they look really sweet!

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    1. They look great by skirting boards as well Lauren! Am so happy you like it :) x

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  4. Oh wow this is a really great idea! I was wanting to get a fairy door for my daughter and now i know what to do with all my fabulous lollipop sticks!

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    1. Oh do Angela! I'd love it if people made their own instead of buying the ones in the shop (they are SO expensive!)

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  5. Such a sweet fairy door. It looks so rustic being made from lollipop sticks and perfect for a wood.

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    1. Thanks Erica, I do think it looks great outdoors too :) x

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  6. This is such a great idea! i would have never thought of this. So simple but looks so lovely. My daughter would absolutely love making this. She loves crafts and getting creative. Thank you for sharing, such a great idea. x

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    1. Thank you Tanita! It's so simple too, and you could make a couple and invite loads of fairies into your house :) x

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  7. Ohh I love this; those fairy doors are so cute :) x

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    1. Thanks Mary! I've always looked at the shop ones with such envy, but now this one is my favourite x

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  8. Wonderful post! Have a nice day:)

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  9. I've got lolly sticks, and I'm so going to be making one of these. I think crafting is very therapeutic and this really doesn't look like it takes long to do at all

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    1. It didn't! The only time consuming bit was how finnicky the hot glue gun was because it was my first time using one x

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  10. Ingenius! I#d never have thought to make these and you'#ve done such a beautiful job too. Love the button detailing x

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    1. Thank you Jo! I love the reaction to them :) x

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  11. Ahhh this is adorable! I`m a sucker for anything fairy related (I totally believe in them at 34!) and I do have some bought ones, but what an adorable craft activity to make your own! I will definitely do this with my son! xx

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    1. Yay Hayley, I'm delighted you'll try it out! I love how the shop bought ones have washing lines though; I want to make one of those now x

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  12. This looks deadly, I really need to get a glue gun! I want to get one of these for the boys in a few months and I think I'll make one instead of buying one.

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    1. They look so quaint when they're handmade - and very rustic! I do still adore the shop bought ones though, they are adorable x

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  13. This is a really good idea! Much nicer to make one instead of buying the same one everyone else has!

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    1. Thanks Claire! Yeah, they are much more unique when they're handmade is right :) x

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  14. Your fairy door looks so magical and it is so much better making it yourself than having it shop brought. It really adds a personal touch.

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  15. How easy does this look. I want a fairy door in my life or in my garden yo be more precise. Sort of reminds me if the magic faraway tree

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    1. OOh I love anything magical, or with hints of magic. So the thought of a fairy living in my garden has been a real treat x

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