Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Fairy Door

A couple days ago I came across this post by My Trendy Tykes.

A Fairy Door!

How adorable is that?!

I couldn't wait to gather the supplies and make one too!

I found everything I needed at Hobby Lobby thanks to Nest of Posies' Tooth Fairy Door post.

She made the cutest yellow Tooth Fairy door for her little boy:

How sweet!!

I had to make one for Serenity!
She loves the Tooth Fairy and goes on and on about them.
She can't wait until she's old enough to start losing teeth so the Tooth Fairy can visit.
She's had a tooth that's been "loose" for like a year now!
And we are always watching the Tooth Fairy movie with The Rock in it over and over.
That's one of the best family movies out there - right next to Aliens in the Attic!

While at Hobby Lobby, I found a girly door with a little arched window for $9.99,
Americana acrylic paint on sale for 97¢,
A pack of 2 little door knobs for $2.99, and
A door knocker for $1.99.

Not too bad.
After completing the door, I have plenty of paint leftover and an extra door knob in case I want to paint another one later.

I painted the window a light yellow color that I mixed with Modge Podge.
I wanted the window to have a frosted look and I think I achieved that.
I got the idea from a pretty DIY Beach Glass Tutorial on Krafy Kat.

I made the mixture for the Fairy Door window a little different:
I added a tiny bit of yellow paint to small amount of Modge Podge.
Next, I painted a couple of coats to the window - letting it dry in-between coats.
It was easy and it worked.

I used Epoxy to attach the door knob and knocker.
The door knocker really works too!
I used similar magic strips that Nest of Posies used to "hang" the door on the wall.

Then I got on Word to type up a little note from Serenity's Tooth Fairy:

"Dear Serenity,
I stopped by to check on your teeth while you slept.
They are looking GREAT!
Here's a quarter for taking such good care of them!
I'll be back soon!!
Your Tooth Fairy,
Feather Elfweb"

Feather Elfweb

She is cheerful and friendly.
She lives in high places where the clouds meet the earth.
She is only seen in the mist of an early morning.
She wears pale blue like the sky and has transparent green wings like a cicada.

Isn't that a pretty name for a Fairy?!
She sounds sweet and beautiful too!

I found a Fairy Name Generator online.
Just enter your child's first and last name and the Fairy Name Generator will tell you your child's Fairy's name and a little bit about her.

You can find more Fairy Doors on ohdeedoh and read about the Mythology and History behind the Urban Fairy Tale from Jonathan Wright of Ann Arbor.

If you'd like to paint your own, you can find all the supplies you need at your local Hobby Lobby.
They even had tiny house numbers in case you'd like to add your address number on the door.

Or you can buy your doors and hardware online here and here.

If you rather buy a door that's already been painted, try here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, or here!!

Have Fun!!



nest of posies said...

oh wow~!

thanks for the shout out. YOUR door turned out fabulous. love the yellow behind the window! great idea.

i KNOW you all will have fun with that door many times in the next year or so.


Katie said...

This is ADORABLE Angie! My mom actually saw this on your blog and called me to tell me about it!

Terri Gullette said...

Love the doors and all the sites you put up!! I went to Hobby Lobby and bought a door and a window!! Bought butterfly and sparkly paper along with tropical(Key West) paint colors-now I just need to actually paint them :-)

Anonymous said...

Awww! This is so cute! Now I want to make one that's openable and with a small space behind for the fairy to put small surprises for my "Itty" on special occasions!

Adore your projects!

- Mira

Stacy said...

Thanks for the link to the Fairy Name Generator. I had fun getting mine and my husband's. :)
I really like your idea of the light behind the door. Looks really nice!

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