For as long as I can remember I have had a deep fascination with faeries. I hear their tinkling laughter in streams and will often spend hours outside, hoping to catch a glimpse of them through the leaves or sitting on a fairy toadstool. These mystical creatures can be difficult to spot, but if you’re really quiet and truly believe with a kind heart, they will show themselves. They’re finicky beings hate waste and need to know that they’re loved and appreciated. A lot like us I suppose ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Fairies are invisible and inaudible, just like angels. But their magic sparkles in nature Click to Tweet

We love making things for the fae folk. It’s our way of saying thank you for all the work they do it our garden. The ones that live in our house are striking at the moment UGH!! Either that or the chaos fairies have taken over completely ๐Ÿ˜€ Our garden faeries seem happy though.  We’ve recycled a lunch box for them and made a little gypsy caravan  and the desert fairies seem to enjoy their little tissue box abode.  

But Spring is around the corner, which means the little people will be working overtime trying to get everything ready. So it’s probably a good idea to make them something again using this glass bottle and a plastic plate. I see a toadstool, do you? That dirty glass bottle is just the right shape for the base of the toadstool and the plate……… that’s the top ๐Ÿ˜‰

Isn't this fairy toadstool just adorable. It's made from a glass bottle and expanding foam #FairyGarden #FairyToadStool #Repurpose

Wait a minute………………..

That’s not dirt. That’s fairy dust ๐Ÿ˜‰ Click to Tweet

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How to Turn an Empty Bottle Into a Fairy Toadstool

After gently wiping off all of the fairy dust, the glass bottle got a coat or two of spray paint.

Isn't this fairy toadstool just adorable. It's made from a glass bottle and expanding foam

See it’s a toadstool stalk without the top ๐Ÿ˜‰ We had a can of expanding foam that we normally use to make our gigantic faux metal keys and its expiry date was fast approaching. That stuff is just amazing, but it becomes a gooey, sticky mess when it’s past its sell-by date. So instead of letting it go to waste, we sprayed a big glob of it onto a plastic plate.

Isn't this fairy toadstool just adorable. It's made from a glass bottle and expanding foam

Once the foam had dried, we used a craft knife to carve it into a toadstool shape.

Isn't this fairy toadstool just adorable. It's made from a glass bottle and expanding foam

Adding The Quirky Factor

Now I don’t know about you, but I always feel that a fairy toadstool needs to be a little quirky and slightly unusual because of all the magic it’s exposed to. So a plain, slightly round toadstool didn’t quite cut it for me. It’s easy enough to fix though. Just bend a piece of wire, stick it inside and wrap some tin foil around it.

Isn't this fairy toadstool just adorable. It's made from a glass bottle and expanding foam

That’s more like it. What do you think? To cover everything up we glued some dried moss all over the top. We used the same technique to create our leprechaun shoe planter. 

Isn't this fairy toadstool just adorable. It's made from a glass bottle and expanding foam

After gluing the top to the glass bottle stalk it was time to start adding a little fairy curb appeal ๐Ÿ˜‰

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We used this gorgeous 3 D Sizzix die from Tim Holtz to make some faux bricks for the fairy toadstool. I love being a Creative Sizzix Team member. They sent us a Big Shot a while back and every few months we get a package filled with awesome goodies that we get to try out for free. Aren’t those foam bricks just perfectly fairy-ish? If you don’t have a Big Shot a craft knife should work too.

Isn't this fairy toadstool just adorable. It's made from a glass bottle and expanding foam

To make the door we cut up a bamboo placemat and added a brass bead for a door handle. Fairies aren’t very fond of iron for some reason, so brass, copper or silver is always a safer bet.

Isn't this fairy toadstool just adorable. It's made from a glass bottle and expanding foam

Can you see the little bricks peaking around the corner?

Isn't this fairy toadstool just adorable. It's made from a glass bottle and expanding foam #FairyGarden #FairyToadStool #Repurpose

Aren’t they adorable? We used a copper pipe and a rusty bottle top to make a chimney and ice cream sticks were cut and glued together to build a small bay window.

Isn't this fairy toadstool just adorable. It's made from a glass bottle and expanding foam #fairygarden #recycle #toadstool

That’s what makes crafting for the fairies so much fun. You can re-purpose all kinds of things, from a lampshade to a lunchbox and even a cutting board ๐Ÿ˜‰

Isn't this fairy toadstool just adorable. It's made from a glass bottle and expanding foam #FairyGarden #FairyToadStool #ACraftyMix #Repurpose #Recycle #Toadstool

I really hope our fairy friends like their toadstool. The top is wide enough to shelter them from our highveld storms and we were able to re-purpose a few things too. Always a bonus. Let me know what you think or if you’ve repurposed something to make a fairy garden.

If you like the idea of turning a glass bottle into a fairy toadstool s\don’t forget to share it for later ๐Ÿ˜‰

Isn't this fairy toadstool just adorable. It's made from a glass bottle and expanding foam #fairygarden #recycle #toadstool

Oh before I forget, if you don’t want to go to the trouble of finding some of the materials we used, we’ve got you covered Disclosure: Clicking on the links below, means we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry it won’t come out of your pocket, and I’m sure the fairies will be grateful too๐Ÿ˜‰

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Sending love and fairy wishes as always xoxoxoxoxoxo. Thank you for popping in for a visit.

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