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How to Make a Fairy House from a Shoe Box

How to Make a Fairy House from a Shoe Box

We have just launched our new Inward Opening Fairy Doors and we’d like to show you how to make a fairy house from a shoe box. So easy, cheap and perfect to display your Inward Opening Fairy Door!

Our new Inward Opening Fairy Doors as the name says, can only open inward. So if you attach them to a wall, the door cannot open but if you make a display box or fairy house to attach them, they can open into a magical fairy world…. that you create!

And we show you….

How to Make a Fairy House from a Shoe Box

Items Needed

  • 1 Large Shoe Box (we used one with a flip top lid ie Sketchers Box)
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Wrapping paper (to cover the outside of the box)
  • Pretty pictures to decorate the inside (we used a princess garden scene we found in a colouring book)
  • Sticky Tape
  • 1 Inward Opening Fairy Door
How to Make a Fairy House from a Shoe Box

  1. Trace Around the Fairy Door

    Place your fairy door on top of the lid, make sure the bottom of the fairy door is level with the edge of the box.

    Trace around the inside back edge of the fairy door. (This will form the opening that you will insert your fairy door into)

    How to Make a Fairy House from a Shoe Box

  2. Cut this part out

    This forms where you insert your fairy door

    How to Make a Fairy House from a Shoe Box

  3. A ‘flip lid’ shoe box makes it easier to open the box to decorate the inside

    How to Make a Fairy House from a Shoe Box

  4. Decorate the inside of your Fairy House with pictures


    We found pretty princess garden pictures from a colouring book but use any pretty pictures you like. Whatever you would like to see when you open your fairy door.

    We also thought pictures of the inside of a fairy house (or Hobbit house) would also be beautiful.

    If you don’t have any pictures on hand, maybe you could search for them on the internet, print them and cut these out to use.

    Cut out your pictures to the size of the inside of your shoe box and stick them around the inside. We found a glue stick works best and is the easiest to use.

    How to Make a Fairy House from a Shoe Box

  5. Voila

    How to Make a Fairy House from a Shoe Box

  6. Grass Mat on the bottom


    We used a cut out piece of one of our Grass Mats to create a grassy floor on the bottom of our box. (although we discovered using this method makes it difficult to open the fairy door as it gets caught on the grass. So if you want to use Grass, make sure you cut the door opening higher up from the edge of the box – not too close to the bottom edge like we did… ooops!)

    For a smoother bottom, just use paper.

    How to Make a Fairy House from a Shoe Box

  7. Cover the Outside

    Using the wrapping paper, cover the outside of the box.

    Cut around the door opening and fold the paper over the tops and bottom.

    How to Make a Fairy House from a Shoe Box

  8. Insert your Fairy Door


    How to Make a Fairy House from a Shoe Box

  9. This is what the inside looks like


    How to Make a Fairy House from a Shoe Box

  10. Decorate the inside with Accessories


    We used a White Fairy Table Set, Fairy Tea Set, Pink Mushrooms, Rocking Chair, Fairy, Door Mat, Flowers.

    How to Make a Fairy House from a Shoe Box

  11. Decorate the Outside

    We used Pink Ivy, White Ivy, Fairy, Pink Mushrooms, Door Mat, Flowers, Rabbit, Flamingo.

    We also used a strand of our Fairy Door Lights to add a magical twinkle light to the inside. This would be beautiful at night time!
    How to Make a Fairy House from a Shoe Box

How to Make a Fairy House from a Shoe Box
Using our Purple Inward Opening Fairy Door

This is how to make a fairy house from a shoe box! You could also use the same technique with any box. A bigger box would make an even bigger fairy house!

We have lots more ideas in our other posts, here are some …

How to Make Milk Carton Fairy Houses

How to Create Fairy Door Scenes

How to Make a Fairy Door Heart Tree

How to Use your Fairy Door All Year

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