I've been working on my fairy gardens the last couple of days and I thought I'd share what I have so far...
|my little pond with a lily pad for a fish tank|
|I'd like to make this overturned stawberry pot into a second fairy house but I'm not sure how I want to go about it just yet|
|wire wrapped lantern|
|this lantern method is much simpler|
|and the whole thing it's a bit sparce at the moment but I've planted some ground cover plants which will hopefully spread|
|I started with this section of tree I found on one of my walks|
|and popsicle sticks from the dollar store and 2 half marble stone things which I didn't photograph|
|next I used a pencil to trace around my half marbled for the "windows" and measured my Popsicle sticks and marked out my door.|
|then using a pairing knife I started carefully cutting out my holes|
|finished window hole I kept testing my marble in the hole until I had a nice snug fit|
|and the door hole|
|I used e-6000 to glue in my half marbles|
|and white glue and finishing nails to attach my door I painted on the strips with gold paint and found a little charm in my broken jewelry stash for the door knod which I glued on with e-6000|
|for my "green" roof I first drilled a bunch of holes with this circle drill bit in the top of my stump then..|
|I knocked out all the leftover bits with a wood chisel and a hammer now I have a spot for my moss|
Next the acorn birdhouse which I seen here and here and decided I could make myself. So one the thing about acorns is if you leave the seed in your acorn will go moldy so you have to take the seed out.
|Next cut you're Acorn in half with a sharp Exacto knife being careful not to crack your shell to bits. Then remove the seed.|
|The next step is to chose an acorn cap the will fit nicely on top of your birdhouse and super glue it on. I then super glued my birdhouse to a golf tee and walla your done.|
|First drill 2 tiny holes in your acorn cap|
|next thread some thread through the holes I used heavy upholstery thread|
|loop a pencil or something about that circumference through the loop so when you tie the knot on the other side it won't pull tight.|
|Tie your knot remove your pencil then finish off by glueing in your marble I used E-6000 agian.|
If you want to make a wire wrapped lantern glue your marble in your acorn cap first then wrap the whole thing in wire a few times and loop over the top. I didn't like the wire method as I've mentioned before I'm really bad when it comes to bending wire and I found it really difficult to wrap the wire around the marble as it kept wanting to slip off.
Well I think that's about it I'm working on a couple other projects but until then Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!