How to make fairy doors

How to make fairy doors

We have changed the way we offer Nature Detective lessons to children.

Forests have delighted children for generations. They’re the setting for many of our favourite fairy tales and the backdrop to memorable family adventures. Forests are also great places where young people can stimulate their imaginations.

We’ve brought together some of our favourite activities to help your children discover the magic of woods and trees. They’re tried and tested with our own families and lots of fun. Find out how to make fairy doors, magic wands and forest potions and how to organize your own fairy party.

Forests are magical places to visit, but please don’t leave fairytale doors or fairytale houses behind you. Bring them home and any other handcrafted materials to protect the environment.

How to make a door from a fairy tale

Follow our simple instructions and create a secret door to entice fairies to visit your garden. This is a wonderful activity for young people who are fascinated by fairies and elves.

  • Arrange a few sticks on a stick or twigs.
  • Incolla i due bastoncini in diagonale attraverso la "porta" per tenerli insieme.
  • Look for cups with acorns or small pebbles as doorknobs and mailboxes. Stick them in place. You can use old buttons or beads instead.
  • Once the glue is dry, place the door against a tree trunk or wall. Make sure it is away from big feet and curious cats.

Listen carefully … Can you hear fairies knocking on your door?

Introduction: door of the fairies

How to make fairy doors

How to make fairy doors

How to make fairy doors

Create a fairytale door for little people to come in and out!

My daughter loves it. One day we were at the Renaissance Festival and we saw it for sale. Of course I said: “I can do it!

Sklejka 1/2"
Sklejka 1/8"
The hinges
Button for wooden furniture
Reflective paper or foil for scrapbooking
Paints
Wood glue
Mineral spirits

Tools:
Puzzle
puzzle
Router
Dremel

Step 1: Door & Frame

Najpierw narysuj drzwi i ościeżnicę na sklejce 1/2" i wytnij oba. Użyj frezarki, aby zaokrąglić krawędzie.

Note: If your door cuts are too tight, i. e. your blade is too thin, it will cause the door to stick later. Make sure there is space.

When the edges are rounded, cut the door off the jamb. Be careful and make a very straight cut.

Step 2: back

Narysuj ościeżnicę na sklejkę 1/8" i wytnij ją. Upewnij się, że przecinasz tylko zewnętrzne linie!

Step 3: assembling the door, adding decorations

Mount the frame on the back and stick it on. Then fold the entire door and pre-drill the holes in the hinges.

Using your Dremel tool, cut the vertical lines along the front of the door to simulate wood.

Once the frame / sub-floor / door frame is dry, sand everything smooth until it looks like one piece. Then clean everything with white spirit. Add a door handle by securing the cabinet button to the front with a screw.

Paint each part. In this case a primer was used and then a watered down primer was applied to give it a weathered / woody look.

Step 4: Add Fairy Lands Beyond.

I found this great reflective scrapbooking paper at the Hobby Lobby. It’s just the right kind of glow and blur I needed to simulate the land of eternal twilight outside the door.

Cut the mirror paper and glue it to the back and that’s it.

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Sometimes the simple things are for the best and this week we show you how to make fairytale houses out of a milk carton.

It is such an easy and inexpensive way to create a beautiful fairytale house for your fairy godmother to visit.

What you need

  • Empty plastic bottles(such as a 2-liter milk bottle or a bottle of detergent)
  • The marker is indelible
  • Stanley knife / scissors (adults only)
  • Decorative elements (beads, fabric, ribbon, markers etc.)
  • GlueGun (or strong craft glue)

How to make fairytale houses out of a milk carton?

    Wash and dry the plastic bottles

Draw the Windows & Doors

Using a permanent marker, draw the doors and windows where you want them to be on the bottle.
And then carefully cut these pieces with a Stanley knife or scissors.

The more windows you create, the more light shines through …

Especially if you want to include light inside…
To turn on the light, use a candle to heat the battery or push in the LEDs or Fairy Door Lights

Now for the fun part….

Decorate your fairytale milk carton houses with colors, curtains, beads, designs, glitter and fairies

Ideas
1. Create a fairy stairway to the window with a pipe or twig cleaner.
2. Place the curtains on the windows by attaching the colored fabric
3. Cut the butterflies out of the colored paper and glue them
4. Stick flower stickers around the door to create a fairytale garden
5. Hang the fairy on a string with a hook at the other end and hang it from the handle of the milk carton
6. Put the colored felt inside on the carpet
7. Put the small fairytale furniture inside

Here are some photosfrom other mothers, to inspire you with their fairytale milk carton house …

You can find more ideas on the subject on our Fairy blog.

You can also enjoy:

Many thanks to our friends at Green Dragonfly, Whoot and Lindsay of Filth Wizary for the photos above

How to make fairy doors

How to make a fairytale wooden door for the garden?

How to make fairy doors

Required materials
2 pieces of suitable wood
Black paint
2 other paint colors
Glossy clear spray paint
Glue Sticks or wood glue
Necessary tools
Puzzle
Glue Gun
Wooden archive
Drill
Line
Pencil
The wood I used was given to me by a relative of the old fence.

They are wooden slats that measure 6 feet by 4 inches. If you are making a patio door, make sure you choose the right wood.

Cut out the shape of the door

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How to cut wood
Measure the 10-inch size on the first piece of wood and mark the end of the door.
Draw the shape of the door arch on the wood. It will be on top of the piece of wood. Always cut the bow first. Use a jigsaw puzzle so you can turn corners
Once this is done, you can cut the end of the door.
You now have the shape of your door on one side.
Place this piece on top of the other piece of wood and mark the shape and size of the arch.
Combine two pieces of wood to create a fairy door.
Wood for the back
Cut the wooden batten with a one-inch wide saw.
Do it twice
This will give you two pieces of wood, one inch by four inches.

How to make fairy doors

How to mount the door
Use a wood file to sand the edges of the wood to keep it safe and clean.
Glue the two pieces of wood together. You can use wood glue but I always use my Glue Gun because it glues it firmly and is ready in fifteen seconds.
Glue the two pieces onto the back of the door.
Cover the joint of the two larger pieces in the center.
Use a drill bit to make a hole in the center of each of these pieces
These small pieces of wood secure the door together and the holes are used to attach it to the wall.

How to make fairy doors

You should decide what colors to paint the door with. The choice is yours, but if you have two contrasting colors, the door will look better.
First, paint the main part of the door in one color. Make sure you go all the way to the edge.
Let it dry for a few hours.
How to draw an arch
Use a ruler to draw a straight line along one side to the start of the arc. It should be one inch wide.
Do the same with the other side at the exact width of the first.
Go to the top of the door and mark the spot in the middle.
Measure it up to an inch and from that point, draw an arc line so that it meets the left sideline.
Do the same with the other side.
Now paint the inside of the drawn arch a different color and let it dry. It will take several hours

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Paint the arches black
This is a difficult task because you need a steady hand.

Using a thin brush, start painting the lines you have already drawn with a pencil.
I always start with the line to the left of the goal.
I paint it all the way to the top of the door, then flip the door over and keep painting until I go down to the right of the door.
This is the internal line made. Now I’m painting the outer edge of the door black as well.
This gives the fabric a brick edge.
Once this is done, create the bricks by painting the lines with a pencil with black paint.
Let it dry for a few hours.
Making bricks
Go to the top of the arch and make another point in the middle. This is the center of your first brick.
Draw a line left and then right from the top until you have drawn the brick.
Draw two more bricks of the same size.
Then you can draw the others in a smaller size.
The angle and shape of the bricks is up to you. I’ve made many doors with different arches, so you can take a look at the photos to see which ones you like

How to make fairy doors

Realization of wooden slats
Now you want to mark the lines on the door.
Start from the center of the top of the door and draw a line down.
On either side of this line, draw another line at the same distance from each other.
Thus, you will get four lists of wooden doors
Be careful not to move the pencil from your hands to the painted door.

How to make fairy doors

Paint the moldings
Now it’s time to paint the moldings on the main body of the door.
Paint them carefully with black paint that goes down in a simple, smooth motion. If you go a little distorted, you can bold the lines a bit to hide it.
Paint the hinges black.
Paint the door handle or leave it if you intend to stick it
Let it dry

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Paint the back and edges
I always paint the back and sides as this makes the door waterproof.

I’ve tried different colors but I always go back to black. This color makes the door look more professional.

Paint the edges first as they will be less messy. Always pay attention to the front of the door and avoid the approach of the black paint.
Now lay the door on the table and paint the back.
Let it dry.
Finish
First, I used glossy acrylic paint to finish the door.

The sheen makes them look great and also seals the paint, making them waterproof when intended for outdoor use.

Then I used the colorless shine spray because it was very easy to use and took a fraction of the time.

Remember to use the gloss on the sides as well.

How to make fairy doors

My four year old is really into princesses, pink, anything sparkly, things she’s allergic to (whales, she says she’s allergic to whales), and the whole concept of fairies. In anticipation of the arrival of a tooth fairy in the near future, I’ve created a tooth fairy kit (you can read more about my DIY tooth fairy kit here). This naturally led to a discussion of how the fairy godmother, TwinkleToes, gets into the house. Since I am just full of magic I told her I would create a fairy door that TwinkleToes can use when we’re ready. It was a really nice project to put together and she got a lot of yells, a lot of “I love it mom!” and numerous “So can my teeth come out now?” I’m going to show you how to make a fairy door that opens to reveal a glittery fairy inside.

I found this great looking arch on the Sizzix website and thought it was the perfect shape for a fairy door. It reminded me of the whispered door of Clonmacnoise monastery in Ireland, which looks a bit magical.

Using the Sandwich Method (Watermelon Cutting Board, Arch Frame Hole Punch, Mat Board, Cutting Board B), roll the bun through the Big Shot machine until everything passes the other side. Â First I cut two panels with white Mat Boards, then I cut out three pink and a cloud (because below).

How to make fairy doors

How to make fairy doors

Then I switched to the fairy. It just had to be shiny and I always have some glitter cardboard on hand! You’ll need a magnetic platform B, paper, Pete Hughes Fairy Thinlit, and a set of B cutting tips. I wanted my fairy to face left, so I made sure it was right side down. She always checks to cut the right side and that the shadow is facing down. Place the cutout on the magnetic platform, then put the paper and thin lighted pad on top of the pad, put the other pad on top of the pad and roll it through the machine.

How to make fairy doors

Repeat the process used above to trim the Vintaj Thinlits Keyhole and Key textured decorative and Thinlits grass. The keyhole kit also includes small embossing folders, so if you want your keyhole to have texture you can use them.

How to make fairy doors

Here are all the pieces I cut ready to be assembled. I didn’t initially cut the pink piece for the back because it had to be against the wall, but I thought it looked unfinished, so I went back and cut another one.

Notice that I have four pieces of grass underneath. In another photo you can see that I have worn them. You will also use a magnetic grass platform that is illuminated.

I really wanted the paper to look like wood, to make it look like a real door. I used the Drapery & Woodgrain Embossing Folder and love how it came out!

How to make fairy doors

Now attach your pieces to the boards of the mat. The front and back of the skirt are covered with embossed pink wood-like paper. You can choose any color or styles you want but since my little princess loves pink that’s what we went with. I even found pink sparkly paper at JoAnn’s.

How to make fairy doors

For the “zipper” I used a piece of 7/8 ″ grosgrain ribbon. Glue one half to the inside panel and then glue whatever paper you have chosen. I chose the clouds because I wanted them to look like when the door is open: we looked at a fairytale meadow.

How to make fairy doors

Complete the interior with grass and a fairy.

How to make fairy doors

Now attach the other half of the ribbon to the outside and, after it dries, glue the pink paper panel. Let it dry overnight before decorating the exterior. You want to make sure the tape stays in place.

I also added small pieces of turnip to keep the door closed when placed on the wall.

How to make fairy doors

We are officially ready! I placed the fairy door near the door in my daughter’s bedroom and she screamed in delight when she found it. She thought the fairy had slipped inside her and she had put it there. The great thing about this is that you can come up with any story, use any color you want, and decorate with just about anything.

I love these PaperMart paper roses! I glued some moss, then cut the roses from the threads and hot glued the moss. To create small rosebuds, you just need to carefully tear off the outer layer of the petal.

How to make fairy doors

You can easily stick paper flowers in the grass, but I wanted it to be simple. I think TwinkleToes will leave a teensy note tucked into the grass when it’s time.

How to make fairy doors

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial on How to Make a Fairy Door. I would like to see your fairytale door! Better yet, leave a comment below telling me the name of your fairy! From time to time I’ll pick random winners and send them my Tooth Fairy press kit.

Other materials I used:

  • PaperMart Paper Roses
  • Moss by PaperMart
  • 7/8 ″ pink grosgrain ribbon
  • Glue ad asciugatura rapida
  • Glitter cardboard

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Sometimes the simple things are for the best and this week we show you how to make fairytale houses out of a milk carton.

It is such an easy and inexpensive way to create a beautiful fairytale house for your fairy godmother to visit.

What you need

  • Empty plastic bottles(such as a 2-liter milk bottle or a bottle of detergent)
  • The marker is indelible
  • Stanley knife / scissors (adults only)
  • Decorative elements (beads, fabric, ribbon, markers etc.)
  • GlueGun (or strong craft glue)

How to make fairytale houses out of a milk carton?

    Wash and dry the plastic bottles

Draw the Windows & Doors

Using a permanent marker, draw the doors and windows where you want them to be on the bottle.
And then carefully cut these pieces with a Stanley knife or scissors.

The more windows you create, the more light shines through …

Especially if you want to include light inside…
To turn on the light, use a candle to heat the battery or push in the LEDs or Fairy Door Lights

Now for the fun part….

Decorate your fairytale milk carton houses with colors, curtains, beads, designs, glitter and fairies

Ideas
1. Create a fairy stairway to the window with a pipe or twig cleaner.
2. Place the curtains on the windows by attaching the colored fabric
3. Cut the butterflies out of the colored paper and glue them
4. Stick flower stickers around the door to create a fairytale garden
5. Hang the fairy on a string with a hook at the other end and hang it from the handle of the milk carton
6. Put the colored felt inside on the carpet
7. Put the small fairytale furniture inside

Here are some photosfrom other mothers, to inspire you with their fairytale milk carton house …

You can find more ideas on the subject on our Fairy blog.

You can also enjoy:

Many thanks to our friends at Green Dragonfly, Whoot and Lindsay of Filth Wizary for the photos above

Introduction: how to make fairy doors / countries and open a whole new world!

How to make fairy doors

How to make fairy doors

How to make fairy doors

Fairytale doors open onto a different space and time. The fairies are there, it is only up to us to provide them with houses. we do this by giving them a door as if it were a portal to their living space. They can live anywhere but prefer wooded areas, especially trees, but they can live in your home if you wish. This tutorial shows you how to create a welcome entrance for the fairies.

Step 1: tools and materials

To make this door, I decided to recycle the leftover laminate flooring from a recent floor makeover. Additionally, several doors were made with antique cedar fence boards, 1/4 inch plywood, and so on. Tools included a bandsaw, drill, hot glue gun, belt sander, and so on. Many hand tools can be used to cut blanks if power tools are not available. We found brass bag studs on the internet that are perfect for door handles. Thin acrylic is used as the material for the windows, green moss used in floristic displays is used as accents, and the hinges are cut from the aluminum in the soda cans. For furniture and fixtures, small twigs are cut from dead tree branches and / or shrubs found in the yard.

Step 2: Design and cut the door

The photos show three different door materials / designs. The dimensions are completely free, as some fit, for example, in the hollows of a tree. Generally the dimensions are 4 inches by 3 or 6 inches by 5.

Step 3: Add hardware and wood to the door trim

Here the door is completed by adding “hardware” and branches / twigs to give the door a wood-like appearance. For the door handles, a quarter-inch Forstner drill bit is used to drill a hole for the bolt. A 3/16 inch drill bit is then used to drill and allow the screw to be threaded into the outer knob. The hingesare made from the soft drink aluminum, tacked on with the Goop adhesive. The windows of various sizes are drilled with Forstner bits and can be made in a square or diamond section with a jigsaw or jigsaw. The tag is made with small pieces of wood that are the correct size to fit the door handle as shown. The messages can include the child’s name or “Mary’s Fairy”, “Shhh Sleeping Fairies”, “Do Not Disturb”, “Just Believe” and so on.

Step 4: FinishTouches

The rocking chair is made of twigs. Then we had to have a table and chairs for the fairies! A window was created to add to the fairytale scenery created around the large California pepper tree in our backyard. A broken fence is added to the shelf, which is cut with a chainsaw from a large part of the trunk. Two doors in progress are shown, with the addition of hinges, door handle, window frame and sign. Green moss is placed sparingly to give the door an exterior look.

Step 5: Make a fairytale land on a tree

Here is a view of the pepper tree from which we made our fairytale land.

Step 6: Some doors made as gifts

Doors are wonderful gifts and truly capture the imagination of some people, young and old alike. It’s fun to see people’s expressions when they see them!

How to make fairy doors

How to make fairy doors

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Introduction: Little fairy doors

How to make fairy doors

How to make fairy doors

How to make fairy doors

I make these little doors with polymer clay. Each has its own recessed wire hook and can be hung on simple sewing pins instead of nails. When I hand over the door, it is accompanied by a legend that I wrote:

Many fairies move from their traditional homes in the meadows and woods to the city, where they seek happiness and peace like domestic fairies. By dividing their time between their new home, their friends’ homes, and the central fairies of the nearest town, these tiny creatures weave a spell of protection and happiness.

Hang one of these little doors in your home and the fairies will find it. They will use their magic to open the doors they discover and create houses behind them. Then, coming and going as they please, they will endow your home with their own magic. This will protect your home from the antics of fairies and other magical creatures who love to antagonize humans – it takes things away, torments animals, and encourages anxiety and anxiety.

Beware, however, that groups of fairy friends can throw large parties at night while you sleep. If you wake to the scent of flowers on the air or see the sparkle of starlight where no stars dwell, you’ll know that fairies have been sharing merriment in your home.

Brick door
My favorite port is the first one. This brick door is made from individually cut bricks. These bricks were formed and fired before being placed around the arched door, which was also done before final assembly. White polymer clay was sandwiched between the bricks to make the mortar and black “iron” fittings were added. I used liquid polymer clay to bind the baked and unbaked pieces together before firing the door again on many more doors.

End of the bag
This door is a replica of the film version of Bilbo Baggins’ door. It also includes a sculpture of Gandalf who was not at the door of the cinema. The design of these doors was quite complex, requiring a lot of elementary sessions and firings.

The door is covered with a branch
The knot on this door was added using my rubber insert designs with polymer clay instructions. Tree branches originally had a lot of detailed bark, but applying liquid polymer clay to them filled in these marks during firing and took away the intricate detail. So a lesson learned. Liquid polymer clay can be used to create a smooth surface, and if you don’t want a smooth surface, don’t try to be clever by using it for more detail.

Round door with golden handle
This door is a fairly simple round door. The external frame and the threshold are made of polymer clay, to which I have added a marbled pattern. The window is actually a thick layer of liquid polymer clay that floats on more of the shell clay. The handle with movable ring was made in two steps. First, I made a small ring which involved creating a ring and pressing a toothpick to widen the hole. It was cooked. It was then carefully covered with foil before being added to the rest of the handle in the final firing. Then I removed the foil and the handle swung freely.

Patterned wooden door
The last door itself was made by applying uneven layers of brown and beige clay, opening them, folding them, and repeating them. Then the door was cut to show the layers. The stone frame and threshold were made by firing a small block of clay slightly darker than the clay I would use for most of the stonework. It was then rubbed into small pieces that were mixed with masonry clay to give it a rougher look without the need to further damage the clay. The handle is designed to move freely, similar to the brown round door.

The left eye of the door
These doors were made using different fondant molds: one for the wood-grain slats and one for the rough stone. I made the grain with a mold and then aged it by dyeing it with liquid polymer clay, with a brush and rubbing the rounded surfaces. After baking, I rubbed the partially baked white clay very gently to give it a weathered look. To make the stone edges, I simply made random sized rough stones with gray clay and pressed them against a rough stone mold for texture. Then I placed them around the door and added a porch. After baking, I mixed a small amount of black paint with the icing liquid, rubbed it over the stones and crevices, and dried it.