OK, so I know that most normal people make tiny Fairy houses, but not me! I made a huge Fairy Lodge for all the little fairies to come to on vacation! lol What can I say? I've never been normal!!
First I made lots of fun things to embellish the front of the yard with, like a tiny birdbath made from a seashell, acorn mushrooms and a little Fairy stand for them to store their magic wands in.
I created everything from either found items, nature (twigs, lichen,moss and pine cones) and of course, one of my favorite glues, Helmar Silicone Adhesive Sealant
The ladder was so much fun to make. Now you may be asking, why do fairies need a ladder since they can fly, well they don't...but the Gnomes like to visit and they need to climb up so they can visit...wink, wink.
Evidently fairies like glitter too, so I added tons of it and a little moss here and there to hide the glue that sometimes showed through.
Then, I went to work on the Fairy Creek Lodge out down by the creek where it was nice and cool. Other than keeping an eye out for snakes, it was awesome and I loved working outside. I added tons of pine cones and moss on the top of the roof along with a few pebbles and twigs.
I then returned back inside to create my Fairy door....there are a lot of premade Fairy embellishments you can buy, but it's more fun to create your own! I found a nice piece of tree bark and cut it on an angle (because evidently Fairy doors are all shaped) and used Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to adhere it to a piece of cardboard and then glued a branch (that I found with all the bark removed already and it's very hard, almost petrified) to surround the door. Love the little bell that I had hoarded for years, it was the perfect addition to add to a piece of wild grapevine for the front door, the bell even rings.....oh it is that cute!!
Then back down to the creek to work on the front of the lodge. Helmar Silicone Adhesive Sealant is the BEST way to go when making anything for the outdoors, especially when working on difficult surfaces. You can see how the glue fills in between any spaces left by the twigs and fills up the curved area from the tree bark. This glue ROCKS uneven surfaces better than anything!
As you can see, I had many different surfaces, twigs, lichen, small stones and tree bark all to apply on to a standing surface. I love, love LOVE how the right glue can make a difficult project easy! And let me point out a few things, I was working down by the creek where everything was pretty much damp, even the pebbles I glued on were wet....and they stuck to the front like magic! Also, several times while making this I was chased out by rainstorms, hard rain too and nothing washed off! The glue wasn't even cured and it held up in rain. Can we say simply amazing?
And if you haven't figured it out by now, the reason it's called Creek Fairy Lodge is because I have it perched on the creek bank.
Go out and create a little fairy magic of your own with the help of Helmar Worldwide Adhesives!