DIY Fairy Door
Have your children caught on to the Fairy Door craze? You may love the idea but you don’t like the price tag that comes with ordering it! Carter, Sophie, and I had a DIY Fairy Door night this week. It was fun, easy, and we made the Fairy Door for 1/3 of the price than if I were to order one from a website.
When planning this DIY, I have always envisioned Fairy Doors to have more of a forrest feel then something clean cut. Therefore, I knew that our first order of business was to gather twigs that we could use to make the doors. I also gathered and purchased the other following supplies:
Glue – I used my hot glue gun
Twine – Found at dollar store ($2)
Faux leaves and flowers – Purchased from Michaels ($7)
Mini Trinkets – Found in the jewelry section at Michaels ($12)
Spanish moss – Found at Walmart ($3)
1 popsicle stick – Used from my gingantic stash.
We started off with gluing the twigs along the popsicle stick so that the door would be sturdy, also keeping in mind that all the twigs needed to be relatively the same height. Once glued this is where the twine came in handy as the twine was wrapped around the popsicle stick making the popsicle stick completely hidden.
With 3 other longer twigs we made a frame the same height of the door and attached the door to the frame with the twine. The corners of the frame were also glued together and wrapped with twine. After that is was time to decorate the Fairy Door.
Carter and Sophie picked where they wanted to place the leaves and flowers. Carter picked the cute little firefly trinket to glue on the door as the door handle and Sophie placed the Spanish moss on both of the sides of the door frame. (side note: Spanish moss is messy – it’s like the brother to sparkles. Use with care)
We placed the Fairy Door on a shelf in Carter & Sophie’s room and they are eagerly awaiting a visit from a Fairy. There are many things that people choose to use these Fairy Doors for. Helping with potty training, having the Fairy Door as a place for newly lost teeth to go for the Tooth Fairy to pick-up and leave money, or even just to create a little bit of magic in your child’s life. The creativity is endless. And on that note, don’t forget the Fairy Door rules.
Fairy Door rules
Fairies can only open the doors.
You can not touch the door ( kind of like The Elf on the Shelf)
Fairies love when you leave them letters and pictures, and they may even leave you a note, treat, or trinket back.
Fairies are very shy and only come when you are asleep
Some other thoughts for making your own DIY Fairy Door. Michaels sells doll house doors which offer a much more clean cut version that you can paint. (Hint: Use your coupons) Pinterest is also a great inspiration and trinkets can be jewelry from the dollar store and taken apart.
Have you made a DIY Fairy Door? I would love to see pictures and also hear about what you use it for.