Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Making Fairy Doors

There is an adorable myth around the town I live in. Fairies populate the walls and corners of our very normal buildings. For more on the legends, take a look at this website: http://urban-fairies.com/

They were so cute, my parents and I decided we wanted to make our own fairy doors. My father and I devised elaborate ways to build the doors when my mom reminded us that these are already done, they’re called dollhouse doors. So I went online and ordered some dollhouse doors. There are tons of sites that your can order from. The sites also have for sale little details that you can glue onto the doors, kickplates, doorknobs, and doorknockers: http://earthntree.com/miniatures/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=72_80&zenid=8f29cba960080127189300ea2df9e745

I then bought some paint and a little glitter and jewels. I painted the doors and added some flair. The first one is a perfect match of my parents door. Minus the diamonds of course. The one at the top is the fairy door in my own apartment. Hopefully I’ll get fairies to come visit soon.