Saturday, July 7, 2018

Half Scale Fairy House

Have you seen the new Half Scale Tall Corner Room Box from Alpha Stamps? It is a wee thing measuring just 6" tall x 6" wide x 4" deep. A perfect size that doesn't take up too much space. Will it become a pint-sized Christmas scene with a decorated tree? A minute library that fits in your hand? I almost want to upholster another chaise lounge and make an elegant sitting room (and then fill it with cats). So many tiny possibilities! If that doesn't have you grinning ear to ear, there's a second Square Half Scale Corner Room Box that's even smaller! I know, right? Deep breaths!

After my excitement ebbed a little, I decided to turn the room box into a house fit for a fairy. It seemed appropriate.






The construction was pretty easy since a chipboard Rectangular Bay Window took up most of the footprint of the room box; I just covered the window with bark and moss and added two narrow bark walls. The bark was collected from a fallen oak tree, which made it a bit flimsy, so I cut out the two walls from heavy cardboard first, glued the bark to the cardboard walls, then glued the walls in place. (After all the interior decorating, of course!)



Looks like this fairy is doing some baking. There's acorn flour everywhere!



The fairy needed storage, so she got hanging acorn cap baskets (it is three lengths of embroidery floss tied together with a knot at the bottom, the middle, and the end, then two filled acorn caps were glued between the knots).


On the armoire is an impossibly small and ever-so-sweet Tiny Picnic Basket filled with fresh picked fairy berries. I just love that basket. 



Inside is a button collection on the armoire and a sink made from a shell.



Simple fairy furniture can be made from sticks and cardboard and it doesn't even have to be perfect. Fairies don't trouble themselves over such things.


I hope you enjoyed the pocket-sized Fairy House and it gives you some ideas on how to transform a half scale room box into something to smile at. Now...what to do with the Square Half Scale Room Box...

A list of supplies can be found HERE. The rest of the materials were gathered outside!

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