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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Building Fairy houses

Building Fairy Houses

Fairy Houses can take many forms and can be created in many different places.

Find a quiet place away from roads or busy pathways. The base of a tree or the side of a rock could be just right. Close to the ground is usually best. Sometimes you may find a special place in the low branches of a tree or bush.

Look for building areas in woods, beaches, meadows, and especially your own backyard! Use only natural materials to build your house -nithing artificial.   Sticks, bark, dry grasses, pebbles, shells, feathers, seaweed, pinecones and nuts are just some of the
materials you can use. A fairy house built in the woods will look different than one built at the beach!

Be respectful of plants that are growing. Try not to disturb plants that are still living, such as ferns, mosses and flowers. Fairies are careful not to harm anything that is growing.

Many fairy houses look so natural that they are almost hidden. Have fun building them everywhere, in every season, and enjoy all of your special visitors!
1. Fairy Houses should look so natural they are almost hidden. A location close to the ground is best.

 2. You should use only natural materials. Dry grasses, leaves, sticks, pebbles and pine cones are just a few examples of materials to choose.

3. Be careful not to use or disturb any of nature's materials that are still living, especially flowers, ferns, mosses and lichen. Fairies do not like to disturb or destroy anything that is growing in nature.

   4. You should always ask the Fairies permission to place a house in a location that you might have picked them

  5. Always be sure that when you want to make a special garden for the Faeries you always clean up any trash that might be there first.

 6. Be sure that you always ask a leaf or twig or rock if they want to leave the area they are now, and thank them for letting you take them away for the faerie garden.

7.Be sure to always leave the area where you put the houses you made for the Faeries in better shape than you found it. Faeries always like when you improve an area of nature.

8. When you use the base of a tree to place your Faerie house at, always check the tree for signs of a face or tree spirit. Trees are alive ,and have their own Faerie spirit living inside of them as well as the tree itself being a separate entity.
(. Remember never ever step inside a Faerie Ring. )

Summer: When you go to the beach look for driftwood, shells and pebbles A gull feather or two can be flags for your fairy house castle. Start with a foundation of wet sand and be creative.

Autumn: Long dry grass can be the start of your house. Look for milkweed pods, nuts and thistles.

Spring: Look for a quiet place at the base of a tree. Collect fallen branches and pine needles to construct a roof. Decorate with pine cones and a twig ladder.

Winter: Even in the winter you can make a small snow shelter under a low branch. Decorate with dry seed heads from last summers wild flowers

1 comment:

  1. This is another article I had in my files i do not know who wrote it but this is what I do when i work with children to make fairy houses . They are the most fun to make and I hope to do many more in my own gardens this summer..