Can anyone suggest materials to use for the roofs of the fairy houses?
I am looking for suggestions for materials to make rooftops for the fairy houses I am creating.
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Hi Gail, oh I love fairy houses in the garden or yard. Hope these inspire you. Good luck with your project. Make a Fairy House | Kids | Pinterest | Fairy houses, Fairy garden ...
How to Make a Fairy House: 9 steps - wikiHow - DIY Fairy Gardens .... TUTORIAL - how to make a pinecone roof using pine cone scales - great accent for.
Tin would work nicely. Popsicle sticks or paint stir sticks are fun too.
How about breaking the handles off of plastic spoons, spray painting them and gluing them on?
Although it's kind of pricey, copper sheets make a nice roof because they will patina. I also like thin sheets of raw slate or even slate tile remnants. You can use liquid nails to adhere.
I have done several and the two I like best is a popsicle stick house. Barn actually with grass roof. The other is a lg soda bottle covered with gravel and rock. I used pine cones that I peeled off the seeds which turned out to look like a tiled roof. I collected them from my yard and sprayed with bug spray and then put them in the oven to kill all the bugs. Worked out great and my grandchildren love it. Hope this helps. Betty m
There are some plastic bowls from microwave noodles that have the right shape for roofs. You can spray them with spray glue and coat them with glitter. The plastic lids from ice cream buckets can be cut and formed into peaked roofs that you can glue pennies, broken CDs, pine cones, pine needles or glass beads. Or you can leave them plain. This photo is a dispenser I made for bird nesting materials. The roof is a noodles bowl.
I have used air dry clay over plastic pop bottle bottoms inverted. Another fun choice is popcycle or craft sticks or even paint sticks (free!). If you use craft or paint sticks, they color very nicely with shoe polish! I use it on many wood products. I buy the squeeze bottles with a pad attached for application of the polish to the wood. I usually combine two colors, like I polish it brown and go over with black lightly to highlight the wood. I have also used paint sticks (cut down to size) and covered them with moss you can get at a craft store. I just glued it on. The mossy cover over wood paint sticks or even tiny branches is my favorite look for a fair house. As a last resort one time I used pieces of wall paper I had on hand that looked like wood. Hope these ideas help.
I'm making one now. I'm using pine cone pieces
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