Fairy House - Rustic Log

It may seem kind of silly to some, but I am on a quest to create a fairy village in a rocky flower bed in our back yard. It all started because of a picture I saw on Pinterest. Someone had made a quaint fairy village that looked like a miniature version of something you might see in the English countryside.

Stylistically, my village is a little different. So far I have constructed houses from a clay pot, a paint can and a Baileys Irish Cream Bottle. My next house is a bit more rustic. It's made from a log.


  • 4 clear glass gems
  • glow in the dark paint
  • fairy wish door (made by Darice)
  • wire cutters
  • large branch or log
  • saw
  • drill with 1/2 inch boring bit
  • silicon adhesive
  • reindeer moss


Before you head out to find a branch or log, you can prepare the windows and door of your house.

Place a drop or two of glow in the dark paint on the flat side of your glass gems. Let the paint dry completely.

The fairy wish doors are actually lockets. I found mine at Jo-Ann in the beading and jewelry making section.

For my purposes, I don't need the door to be a necklace, so I used a pair of wire cutters to snip off the loop above the door.

Did I mention that the doors really open. How fun is that?

Once the windows and doors are ready, you can go find the perfect branch or log for your fairy house.

We have a lovely fire pit in the backyard. We don't use it much this time of year so I grabbed one of our fire pit logs for my project. I found one that was nice and barky on one side.

The log was a little to large for the house I was envisioning, so I got out the hand saw and sliced off a piece that is about 5-6 inches high. (That was my workout for the day!)

Use a 1/2 inch boring bit to drill four window openings, about 1/4 inch deep, into the bark so the windows look like they were are set into the log, not just glued to it.

Once the paint on your glass gems is completely dry, use silicon adhesive to glue them into the window openings.

Use the silicon adhesive to glue some reindeer moss on the roof to give the house that lived in look.

You can find reindeer moss or other types of dried moss in the floral section at the craft store.

Finally, attach the door with some silicon adhesive.

Once all the glue has dried, you can place your fairy house in the garden and wait for some magical little guests to move in.



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Fairy House - Rustic Log
Tutorial: Rustic Log Fairy House - How to make a fairy garden house with a branch or log and some dried moss.
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