Why buy a teeny, tiny little fairy house, when you can make your own? Besides being a lot cheaper it’s so much fun finding things in the garden that you could use. We made this little one this morning using a cardboard beer box and a brick.

Why buy a fairy house when you can make your own using what you've got at home. Like this one we made this morning using a brick and a cardboard beer box. How to on the blog

Seriously, who doesn’t have those things lying around somewhere? 

Why buy a fairy house when you can make your own using what you've got at home. Like this one we made this morning using a brick and a cardboard beer box. How to on the blog

Besides the brick and the cardboard box, you’ll also need:

  • Sisal Liner (the ones you normally use in hanging baskets)
  • Twigs or small branches
  • Aluminum tape
  • Beads or embellishments
  • E6000 glue

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How to Turn a Brick Into a Fairy House

This is a fun and easy project and you can make one or two brick fairy homes in a morning depending on what your bricks look like 😉 Lucky for me, the brick I used already had chunks missing on the sides so all I had to was chisel little bits away to make it a bit steeper. To make a roof, I used a cardboard box. If you separate the cardboard layers, you’re left with this corrugated look.

Why buy a fairy house when you can make your own using what you've got at home. Like this one we made this morning using a brick and a cardboard beer box. How to on the blog

After you’ve peeled back the top layer, use a nail brush to get rid of any odd bits that are still stuck. Covering the peeled cardboard with the aluminum tape instantly converts it to sheets of corrugated steel and adds a protective layer too. If you don’t have any aluminum tape you can use silver spray paint and a coat of exterior varnish to get the same kind of look.

Why buy a fairy house when you can make your own using what you've got at home. Like this one we made this morning using a brick and a cardboard beer box. How to on the blog

To get a rusty look, mix some Burnt Umber and Ivory Black oil paint with turps and lightly brush onto the aluminum covered strips.

Why buy a fairy house when you can make your own using what you've got at home. Like this one we made this morning using a brick and a cardboard beer box. How to on the blog

All that’s left to do is tape the strips together to form a roof.

Why buy a fairy house when you can make your own using what you've got at home. Like this one we made this morning using a brick and a cardboard beer box. How to on the blog

Glue the roof down onto the brick and add a little chimney made from wood.

Why buy a fairy house when you can make your own using what you've got at home. Like this one we made this morning using a brick and a cardboard beer box. How to on the blog

Adding Pretty Details

I stuck a big round embellishment on the front of the brick. It kinda looks like a window. For the door, a cardboard cutout covered in aluminum tape with pretty doodles works really well. You can also make a door using popsicle sticks.

Why buy a fairy house when you can make your own using what you've got at home. Like this one we made this morning using a brick and a cardboard beer box. How to on the blog

The little porch over the door is just a bit of sisal, which has been glued onto the brick and two twigs to keep it up.

Why buy a fairy house when you can make your own using what you've got at home. Like this one we made this morning using a brick and a cardboard beer box. How to on the blog

It’s that easy 😉

Why buy a fairy house when you can make your own using what you've got at home. Like this one we made this morning using a brick and a cardboard beer box. How to on the blog

I love to hear your thoughts. Do you make your own fairy garden things or do you prefer to buy them?

And if you like the idea of turning a brick into a fairy house, don’t forget to pin it for later.

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