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 😉
What you need
- 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
Just in case something doesn’t make sense in this post, you can download all the instructions for the picnic fairy table here.
How 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.
Using a glue gun or normal wood glue attach the pieces as shown below.
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 90o matching 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 at the bottom of the picture).
The gap between the points that form the top of the cross will be 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.
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.
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.
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.
I used a really pretty ribbon as a runner and added a few small printer’s tray ornaments.
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 or perhaps this fairy playground.
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As always, I hope you have a beautiful week, filled with lots of love and fairy dust.