Make a Fairy House Wreath
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A little wooden bird house has been hanging out with my craft supplies for quite some time. It was time to do something with this. I had also purchased a moss wreath form at one point that I hadn’t done anything with. Then you get that “ah ha” moment and figure out what to make, and this is it!
Gather some pinecones and start taking them apart. You want to separate each individual “petal”. Cut the pinecone in pieces with a pair of wire cutters and then use the cutters to cut off those “petals”.
Use hot glue or your favorite craft glue to attach the “petals” as shown above.
Of course after I started gluing down the pine cone pieces, I realized I should have painted the top brown in case it showed through anyplace. Better late than never, I painted it at this point. Finish gluing all of the ‘shingles’ on the roof of the house. Next step was to collect some bark that peels so easily from our sycamore trees. This will be used to cover the sides of the little bird house. Craft scissors easily trim the sycamore bark to fit it around the base of the house. At first I thought I would leave the hole in the bird house for the door, but later I changed my mind on that. When I wanted to attach the fairy house to my wreath, I used wire around the top edge beneath the roof and twisted it securely in the back. I would use this to secure the fairy house to the wreath. Another wire was added near the base of the house and hidden with additional pieces of bark. This would provide two wires to secure the house to the wreath. Of course, fairies need a door. I fashioned one out of bark and added a tiny twig door knob. With the fairy house complete, it was time to build my wreath. I secured the house to a 12″ moss wreath form with the wires. The rest is very easy, and the fun part. I wanted to hide the bottom of the house, so I attached some reindeer moss with hot glue. A couple of faux leaves and artificial butterflies were also added. A few little faux mushrooms were also added to give the woodland feel to the fairy house. A few more leaves, butterflies and clusters of acorns and a sweet little fairy house wreath is done and ready to decorate a corner of your home!
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