Thursday, August 6, 2015

Hobbit-Inspired Fairy House Box with Paper Mache & Paperclay

 I've been wanting to create a Fairy house all year and finally got around to it. 
It's a good warm-up for getting back into the Putz house construction groove again.
So beginning with a round 3" paper mache box.......



Ta Da!



I wanted this creation to have the versatility of being either a trinket box or Fairy house,
thus the lidded box.








 I cut holes for windows so they could be illuminated with a battery tealight. The lid of this paper mache box has been properly camouflaged, and I added the fun feature of a "skylight" into it, so light will shine through it as well.

UPDATE:
I just lined the interior with crisp moss green crepe paper,
so I think the vivid color will be a great contrasting
backdrop through the windows when lit up!



To add a little more whimsy, I used my brown German Glass Glitter for the soil around the base as well as lining the skylight hole. I'm hoping this will make the skylight twinkle when it's lit.



I made the door from the pulp seed starter
pictured at the top of the post.
After playing with its bark-like texture this Spring
for my Woodland Fairy basket & cup,
I knew it would be perfect for a house door.


Though these Paperclay stones are easier to shape than cutting real stone, not sure how ambitious I am to create this finish multiple times. I usually see this type of surface imprinted or drawn into a sheet of clay, but I formed itty bitty individual stones, then glued each one to the wall. I also mottled several different paint tints to each one. Oy!


I painted the styrofoam brown before gluing on the Reindeer moss,
since it represents the earth the moss is growing on.


Inspired by Hobbit houses, I gave this the look of being built up against a mossy hill. Now of course a true Hobbit house would be a lot more of a mound, with the unmistakable round door, but I think this could still find a place in Hobbiton. 



I could live here....;-)

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3 comments:

  1. This is so cute! You sure did it again with your creativity. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  2. Adorable! I should forward this to a friend who loves fairy houses.

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