Fairy Houses: How to Create Whimsical Homes for Fairy Folk (Hardcover)
Learn how to craft breathtaking fairy homes exclusively from elements found in nature, step by step, from master fairy house architect Sally J. Smith—photos of dozens of her magical miniature creations provide abundant inspiration for crafters and fantasy fanciers interested in a creative challenge.
Imagine a fairy home that has dragonfly wings as stained-glass windows, twigs for window frames, birch bark for walls, and dried mushrooms for shingles—with Fairy Houses, you can create one in your own garden. Browse gorgeous photographs of fairy houses in nature, then:
- Design your home following the outlined steps
- Gather tools and materials
- Create magical fairy house components, including intricately detailed doors and windows
- Put it all together to create your own unique fairy house
- Add lighting and interiors
- Add finishing touches, like a bark roof covering or a stone pathway
The final chapter gives step-by-step photo instructions on how to construct two different fairy homes.
Both an inspiring gallery of art and a practical how-to guide, Fairy Houses will open new doors of creativity for you as you are transported to the magical realm where fairies live.
About the Author
Sally J. Smith is an environmental artist and photographer living in Westport, New York, on the edge of the Adirondacks. This locale lends itself to Sally's inspiration as she creates magical, mysterious, and marvelous "faerie" houses made from real leaves, moss, and stone (and many other natural materials) as well as the stunning sculptures the artist calls "Eartherials" which echo the beauty of a special place or moment in time. Sally Smith's work is regularly featured in the calendar world, as well as The New York Times feature "Leave Your Wings at the Door." Sally is also the subject of the PBS's, Sally Smith: The Fairy Queen, which aired on "Roadside Adventures."
"...this recommended title is fun and unique."—Library Journal
"this adorable book will leave even the most sceptical of readers chanting: ‘I do believe in fairies, I do!' "—Katya Edwards, Daily Mail
Gather your imagination and some bits and pieces from the forest or garden around you. These will be needed as you fall head over heels into the pages of Fairy Houses—Country Gardens