This little fairy house was an impromptu sewing project for two sweet girls (sisters) we were lucky enough to meet for a play date this afternoon. In mind was this fairy house from Imagine Childhood. Ours was made from this felted wool sweater, some other pieces of felt, a tiny bit of yarn, some buttons, and a few flowers from a lei kit. It was a great hit with the girls, and of course it was super-frugal (and fun) to make!
Handmade Holidays — Felt Fairy House Tutorial
December 10, 2009 by
First, cut out your pieces of felt from a felted wool sweater. If you don’t know how to felt a wool sweater, click here. You will need two 6″ diameter circles, and one 15″ x 5″ rectangle. Or use whatever dimensions you want to make. I promise the fairy police will not come to your house and arrest you, so go crazy! I’m merely giving these dimensions as a guideline.
Next, pin the rectangular piece around the circle piece as shown. Whip stitch into place. To see a video demonstrating how to do a whip stitch, click here. This will be the floor of the fairy house. Do the same with the other circle piece. This will be the roof.
Cut out windows and doors. I just eyeballed it. Because I’m crazy, and live on the edge!
Whip stitch around the windows, and doors. Add awning to the windows, if desired. In our case, it was very much desired to have awnings on the windows. When we got to this point, I could not keep Emily from playing with this fairy house. It was like trying to hold back the ocean.
Decorate your fairy house with flowers! We used flowers from a lei kit and buttons for the centers. Very easy!
Of course, every fairy house needs fairies!!! I cut these shapes from felt for the body. Whip stitch the front and back together and leave a space for stuffing. Stuff the body and whip stitch closed.
I used a flower from the lei kit folded in half as wings, attached a dress, and stitched on some yarn for hair.
:: I wish I had added a handle to the roof. It’s the perfect size for the girls to tote around from room to room, and a handle would have been an easy addition.
:: I was surprised how sturdy the felt held up. I used a thick sweater, so that may have helped.
:: When we gave the girls some cotton balls, the fairies magically turned into snow fairies. So much fun!!
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