Fairy Houses: How To Create Whimsical Homes For Fairy Folk by Sally J. Smith

Fairy Houses: How To Create Whimsical Homes For Fairy Folk

bySally J. Smith

Hardcover | January 1, 2017

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Create the ultimate fairy houses, made with natural materials - just the way real fairies build their homes!

Have you ever seen a real fairy house? Not the ceramic ones you purchase, but a real fairy house made from natural elements? Well, now you can build your own miniature magical abode - the perfect addition to your garden. Revealed in Fairy Houses for the first time are the step-by-step instructions for constructing exquisite fairy houses, explained by master fairy house architect Sally Smith.

From her home on the edge of the Adirondacks, Smith has been creating one-of-a-kind fairy residencies for years. She uses natural artifacts such as butterfly wings for stained-glass windows, twigs for window frames, and birch bark for walls. Smith reveals her building secrets in Fairy Houses. Readers begin their fairy house project by flipping through an inspiration gallery, deciding what kind of house they wish to create and considering where in nature they'll put it. From there, readers learn about building materials (found and natural), on-site fairy house construction, how to light a fairy house, and how to incorporate stonework into the design. All of Smith's secret tips and techniques are then showcased in a series of step-by-step photos, making fairy house creation easy. The ones featured in Fairy Houses were designed especially for this book and are meant for longer-lasting installations.

With this book, fairy houses move beyond "cute" and into beautiful nature-woven works of art. When you're through, you'll find yourself in an enchanted land where a Lord of the Rings-esque mood is magically evoked.

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 sculp...

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Title:Fairy Houses: How To Create Whimsical Homes For Fairy FolkFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 10.4 × 8.8 × 0.75 inPublished:January 1, 2017Publisher:Cool Springs PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1591866723

ISBN - 13:9781591866725

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"...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