Tree Stump Fairy House DIY

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I love making fairy houses! They’re so cute and add a whimsical pop wherever you put them. This time I made a fairy house in an old stump in my grandparents’ woods. I bought the toadstool table set and ladder from Hobby Lobby, and the rest of the things I had on hand. But the great thing about fairy houses is you can make them however you like – with lots of store bought goodies or with none at all! It’s really fun to make a fairy house out of only natural things, such as twigs, moss, bark, nutshells, and rocks.

You definitely don’t have to make your fairy house in a stump – you can even make one in a pretty pot for inside. I’ll walk you through how I made this fairy house to give you some inspiration, then you can change things up however you like.

Step 1: Find a hollow stump.


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Step 2: Fill with rubbish (leaves, dirt, sticks, rocks) on bottom, and top off with nice pretty dirt. Don’t fill the stump all the way to the top. Make sure the dirt is tamped down well, or else when it rains the dirt will compress.

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Step 3: Carpet your fairy house with a layer of moss. Moss is probably my favorite ingredient to use in fairy houses. 🙂

Step 4: Furnish the fairies’ home! This is how I furnished mine:

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A note about the pond: the flower pond actually used to be a birdfeeder, but since it had broken off its pole, we stopped up the drainage holes with hot glue and used it as a pond. 🙂

Now for the ladder and bedroom parts:

I used this tiny wooden ladder to provide the fairies with a way to enter their house – in case their wings are sore. 😉 If your ladder isn’t long enough, you may have to set a stone under it. I also happened to find a perfectly arched twig, so I used that as an entryway arch.

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For the bedroom, I wedged some twigs in a narrow passageway to make another ladder from the top floor to the bedroom. The furnishings are a little sparse down there. 😛

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Step 5: Water any plants or moss you planted, and fill any ponds with water.

Ta-daa! You’re finished!

Have you ever made a fairy house? What was your favorite part of this one?



326 thoughts on “Tree Stump Fairy House DIY

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  2. The local paper here recently had an article about fairy homes appearing in a local forest. Seems they were all the work of a local woman who, with her daughter, spotted a hollow at the base of an old tree and decided it was a perfect fairy home. So she started decorating little hollows and holes like that one, to the great puzzlement of hikers.

    Her primary suggestion to those who wanted to make their own – use natural materials. Fairies don’t like plastic or metal or glass. Go with things like wood, cotton, and stone. Things you find in the area are the best.

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    1. Wow, that’s so neat! I’ve thought before that it would be fun to just randomly scatter fairy houses through a forest. That would be a fun hike. 🙂
      I agree. Natural materials (or at least materials that look natural, like a faux stone fairy house) are best for outdoor fairy houses.
      Thanks for the interesting story! 😀


  3. Lovely! We have just moved to a house which overlooks the woods and to help my little girls settle we told them fairies live in the woods and would watch over them. I’m sure there’s a stump out there waiting to be moved into. Love the idea.

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  4. I love this but I wonder how it would survive our pile of snow in the winter, I guess I could bring in the furniture, lol or cover with plastic 🙂

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