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Fairy Picnic Table – How to Make Your Own

Once upon a time in a land far, far away there lived a fairy princess who desperately wanted to have a picnic, and while she searched high and low throughout the kingdom she just couldn’t find a picnic table. Then, as luck would have it she stumbled on a blog and found what she had been looking for. These super easy DIY instructions on how to make a Fairy Picnic table 😉

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What you need to make a fairy picnic table:

  • 8 fat ice cream sticks/stirrers (15 cm x 2 cm)
  • 16 normal ice cream sticks (11 cm x 1 cm)
  • 4 thin ice cream sticks (14 cm x .5 cm)
  • Glue gun and scissors
  • Varnish or paint

What you need to make a fairy picnic table

To make the tabletop for the fairy picnic table use four fat ice cream sticks and cut their round edges off. Take two normal ice cream sticks and cut them so they are about 8 cm long. For each of the seats, you need two fat ice cream sticks, with their edges cut off and one normal ice cream stick that has been cut into four 3.5 cm pieces.

Ice cream sticks needed for the table top and seats

Making The Fairy Picnic Table

Using a glue gun or normal wood glue attach the pieces as shown below.

Finished table top and seats

Now for the table legs. You need twelve normal ice cream sticks. Cut four of these ice cream sticks so they measure 6 cm long (this will be the table support). Cut the other eight so they are 8 cm long. Mark the center point on four of your 8 cm pieces and cross over at 90matching up the marks. This will form the crossbar for the table legs. Glue these pieces together to form a cross (you can see the cross on the bottom of the picture).

Pieces needed to make the table legs

The gap between the points that form the top of the cross will narrower than the gap at the bottom. Glue the 6 cm table supports on either side of the table legs where the spacing is the smallest then glue the 8 cm bottom support on either side of the table legs where the spacing is the widest. That’s it, your legs are done.

Add the table supports and bottom to your legs

To add the seat support take the thin ice cream sticks, mark the middle point and glue them in the center of the cross. Eyeball them to see if they are parallel to the bottom and the top supports. You don’t want to risk being sued by the fairy king if his princess falls off.

Attaching the beams to support the seats

All that’s left is to attach the seats and tabletop and give the fairy picnic table a few coats of our homemade balsamic Rusty Nail Muti.

Attach the seats and table top

I love that stain for instant wood aging and it’s so easy to make too.

Decorating The Fairy Picnic Table

And that’s it. Your fairy picnic table is done!!! Decorate and wait for the princess and her friends to arrive.

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I used a really pretty ribbon as a runner and added a few small printer’s tray ornaments.

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Psssttt, if your fairy has lots of friends you can make these beautiful tin ceiling fairy chairs too. You don’t want anyone to feel excluded 😉 And if you’re feeling really adventurous, you can even make this real working fairy umbrella to keep them cool.

Fairy umbrella

If you like the idea of making a fairy picnic table, don’t forget to pin it for later.

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As always, I hope you have a beautiful week, filled with lots of love and fairy dust.

Made with love by a Crafty Mix

P.S Just in case something doesn’t make sense in this post, you can download all the instructions for the picnic fairy table here. If you decide to make one, please share your photos, I would love to see.

Categories:   Craft Tutorials, DIY Tutorials, Fairy Garden Crafts, Home Decor Crafts


  • Posted: March 11, 2017 21:56

    Tonja J Durbin

    Love the table!!
    • Posted: March 12, 2017 05:15


      Thank you Tonja :D
  • Posted: November 8, 2016 12:11


    Your garden fairies will be really happy with all the things you make for them. The set of the table and the umbrella are adorable! Love both table runners
    • Posted: November 8, 2016 13:12


      Thank you Pili, it's something we really enjoy doing
  • Posted: November 3, 2016 17:35

    Mary-the boondocks blog

    This is too adorable Michelle. You've got a house and a hammock, and now a table. Where is the fairy?
    • Posted: November 4, 2016 05:36


      Lol, Mary I think Jazz chases them away sometimes :D
  • Posted: May 18, 2016 14:40


    Michelle, this fairy table is too cute!! I love the humor you added to your post as well! :)
    • Posted: May 19, 2016 08:04


      Lol, thank you Keri :-)
  • Posted: May 13, 2016 22:53

    Jen @ upcyclednest

    That's so cute! I love making fairy garden things. I will pin this and hopefully get to it before the summer is out!
    • Posted: May 14, 2016 07:43


      Awesome Jen, would love to see it when you're done.
  • Posted: February 12, 2016 14:45


    the table is very sweet but I adore the burlap runner. How did you make it? Stamps?
    • Posted: February 13, 2016 08:46


      Hi, the table runner is a piece of ribbon I found at a craft store, but I think you could probably make one using stamps. Thank you for your lovely comment.
  • Posted: February 11, 2016 11:33

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    • Posted: February 19, 2016 23:39


      I am going to use a large flower as my umbrella
      • Posted: February 20, 2016 07:01


        Oh that's such a stunning idea Jo, thank you for sharing :-)
  • Posted: December 2, 2015 11:48


    Still my favourite.... so much respect for your ART.
    • Posted: December 3, 2015 17:40


      I wish there was a way to say Thank You and show you how much I appreciate your comments. THANK YOU!! You make me smile and my heart dance.

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