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How to Build a Fairy House

Gather your twigs, leaves and woodland charms and learn the basics of how to build a fairy house.

In “Fairy House Handbook,” learn how to scout out a site, what materials to gather and how to accessorize a diminutive structure for these magical creatures. The popularity of fairy houses has soared and constructing these tiny houses has become a fun pastime for children and adults.
Cover Courtesy Down East Books
The bark you have collected can be turned into a wall. The giant clam shell can be turned into a bath tub. Your nook, hollow or hidey-hole will become a home for a delighted fairy.
Photo By Amy Wilton, from “Fairy House Handbook,” reprinted with permission from Down East Books, 2012
To make the fairies comfortable, you must “feather the nest,” as they say.
Photo By Liza Gardner Walsh, from “Fairy House Handbook,” reprinted with permission from Down East Books, 2012

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