The 10th annual Fairy House Tour in Portsmouth, NH, was held this past weekend with over 200 hand-crafted fairy houses on tour at Strawbery Banke, Prescott Park, Peirce Island, and the Governor John Langdon House.
Over 5,000 children and their parents attended the two-day event and more than $175,000 has been raised over the years for a variety of area non-profits.
My grandchildren have aged out of building fairy houses, but they still fascinate me.
Bree, granddaughter of my friend, Joyce, at What Happens at Grandmas just recently had a wonderful Fairy Lovely Affair birthday celebration so I felt she really needed a fairy house on this year’s tour. 🙂
- A portable fairy house built in a wooden basket that I purchased at Goodwill for $.99
- Lined with a coco plant liner I had on hand
- Planted with moss and thyme from the garden and two terrarium plants I moved
- Used a small fairy sitting on the edge of a bowl blowing flower petals, repainted it and added marigold leaves to the bowl
- Inserted a bench for the fairies to rest
- Painted acorns to look like bird houses and hung them front painted branches
- Created and painted a small hobbit type house out of a small flower pot and saucer turned on end
Fairy houses are intended to be created in the woods out of available supplies. I wanted to show that whether you live on a farm, in a subdivision or an apartment, you can create a fairy house with your child or grandchild and enjoy the process together.
Every garden needs a fairy house just like they need an insect hotel so happy fairy gardening to all regardless of age. 🙂