Vintage Book Fairy House

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I love vintage books and I created this Fairy house using 3 books I bought at Goodwill.
I used 3 vintage books, a small picture frame (more on this below) and 3 "jar jewelry" embellishments. I removed the pages of the books (which I will use for several other crafts  )
The jar jewelry embellishments were curved to fit nicely on a jar, so I had to flatten them. Then I placed them on the book where I wanted a window and traced the inside so I could cut it out. I repeated this for all 3 books and then hot glued the embellishments to the books for my windows.
I wanted to make a fairy door so I cut the top off of this picture frame (I will save the top for another project :)
I used 2 gold leaf beads (that I cut to loop off of) for hinges, 1 gold bead for the doorknob and blue popsicle sticks.
Here is my finished door. Cute huh? I just hot glued the popsicle sticks on the back of the frame and then hot glued the doorknob and hinges on the front. I hot glued the door to the green book.
I wanted "tenants" for my fairy house, so I printed out fairy silhouettes and taped them on the inside of the windows. I hot glued the books together and then to a cardboard base for stability.
I placed electric tea lights inside each of the 3 books.....
And here is the finished house
Another view.
It's place in my livingroom.

Suggested materials:

  • 3 vintage books   (Goodwill)
  • Jar jewelry   (Walmart)
  • Small picture frame   (Walmart)
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  • Jay Jay on Apr 16, 2017
    Hi,
    I love these & have all my supplies ready.
    But, what is the easiest way to cut the pages out of the books please? I'm having a heck of a time
    Also, if I want to use just 1 or 2 boos do you think it would work? Do I leave the books all open and just glue a cardboard bottom to them?
    I'm making a Fairy to sit inside the book too. It's a gift for a friend.
    Do you make Fairies and have any photos if you do? These are all a 1st for me!
    Thank You Kindly!

  • Kathleen Calderon Kathleen Calderon on Jun 12, 2017
    When making the windows do you
    Cut them out? Or is that part of the
    Binder???

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  • Cat Kinney Cat Kinney on Jun 13, 2017
    Those are super adorable!! Might be time to try to start a project

    • Michelle Michelle on Jun 13, 2017
      Thanks :) Give it a try! It's not hard and you can personalize it to what you want :)

  • Nancy Nancy on Mar 07, 2020

    This is super cute and would go well really in a child's room or nursery - really anywhere you want to add a little fantasy.

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