The Fairy Ball (Bella) is a book we read a long time about about a little rabbit that finds her way to fairy ball. JDaniel and I really enjoy reading about how Bella ended up a the ball in search of chain of flowers she had made that disappeared and headed off to find it. Recently we came across a fairy house in the garden in front of a B and B my in-laws stayed in when they were in town. Seeing that beautiful house inspired us to look at the book The Fairy Ball again. Afterwards I thought it would be fun for us to build a fairy home of our own. JDaniel thought fairies were okay, but a home for gnome might be better.
We gathered a bunch of items out of our recycling bin and headed to an area of our yard that contains some pretty flowers. A gnome or fairy would want a pretty place to live.
What items did we take from the recycling bin?
- plastic berry box
- beverage carrier
- paper towel tube
- plastic candy tray
- plastic peanut jar
- assorted plastic lids
- cardboard candy box
Then I pulled some weeds that been growing like crazy around the flowers due to days of rain out of the ground. We decided some of the weeds would be great for decorating the gnome or fairy home.
With all our supplies gathered we got started.
Building the Gnome or Fairy Home
We started with the gnome or fairy home structure. An old candy box was decided on as the floor and wall of the home. The candy tray would be various rooms for the gnome or fairies.
An old beverage tray became the roof. We tried the carrier right side up and upside down. It was decided upside down would be the best. The cup holders kind of looked like skylights.
The paper towel holder was placed behind the gnome house. It looked like a chimney to us. Every house needs a chimney I was told.
A plastic berry container was the gnomes side porch. Our house has a front porch, but the gnomes apparently prefer having one on the side.
The old peanut jar was a garage from the gnome mobile. I guess even gnomes like to keep their cars dry in the rain. The peanut jar’s lid was used at the gnome home’s front door.
The bottle lids were used to create stepping stones for the gnomes. I guess they like hopping from stone to stone as they head into their home.
The weeds were woven into the drink carrier and placed on the garage. Some dandelions were placed in the gnome or fairy rooms as decorations. There were a few weeds place in the doorway and the jar lid was then replaced at the home’s entrance.
It is amazing how such simple things made a wonderful gnome or fairy home.
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