DIY And Tutorial Month – Fairy Door

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

“Fairy Door” by Christina from lebeauchaton

Introduction

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Welcome the wee folk with an easy DIY Fairy door created with popsicle sticks, basic craft supplies and odds and ends.

Materials Used

  • Craft sticks
  • Paper
  • White glue
  • Acrylic paint
  • Craft moss
  • Faux flowers
  • Buttons or accents

Tutorial Directions

  1. Glue sticks to band of paper (excess can be trimmed off later).

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2. Paint or Stain your choice of color.

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3. For a weathered look you can use a quick crackle technique. Start by painting the door the base coat (this will be the color that shows through the cracks).

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4.  Once dry brush with a coat of white glue. While glue is still tacky coat with another layer of paint in contrasting color (I use a “throwaway” brush for this).

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5. As the layers dry, the finish will crackle magically creating an aged look.

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6. Then have fun decorating by adding craft moss and a button doorknob.

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7. Or paint a cheery greeting for our garden gate we simply staggered the sticks rather than gluing straight across. Glue a craft stick on back as a stake to pop into a planter so it stands straight.

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8. Doors can be created to suit a variety of themes and colors and styles – note they can be fragile and are not a toy.

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9. A winter theme makes fun holiday decor perfect for elves.

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10. Or they can be popped onto a flower-pot for a gnome home.

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Conclusion

11.  Have fun displaying your tiny doors or add as an accent to a potted plant as a unique gift.

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