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Fairy Garden Project - Fairy House Pedestal

By: Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook

Suzanne Cook’s artistic journey started at the young age of six when she won her school’s art competition.  And, the rest is history.  Her love and passion for art made her design career a foregone conclusion and she has never looked back. Suzanne refined her talent at the University of Georgia where she received a B.F.A. in Graphic Design in 1987. 

From her work to her hobbies and her day-to-day life, everything that is Suzanne is art… Her house is filled with an extensive folk art collection as well as art by herself, her husband and daughter, who both are professional artist.

Suzanne is has a reputation for creating art with a positive, whimsical spin that is always colorful and inspiring. Her dreams really did come true when she was able to become one of Plaid’s Design Inspiration Designers!

A Georgia native, Suzanne lives in Suwanee with her husband

Create your own vignette and custom embellishments for your garden in this fairy garden project!
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Supplies

Mod Podge ® 7 Piece Tool Kit
Item #12900
All of the tools you need to Podge it up, in one cool little case! Two pairs of scissors, a squeegee, ruler, emery board and a brush are all zipped up in a cute Podge orange or pink pouch. Your supplies are ready to travel with you!

$15.59

Mod Podge ® Silicone Craft Mat
Item #16289
Protect your work surface with this silicone mat. Glues peels right off of it for easy clean-up!

$10.99

Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - Clear Sea Glass
Item #24886
Use Mod Melts to create custom embellishments for crafting projects that can be decorated with craft paint. Each package contains sixteen 10" long mini melts.

$7.99

Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - White Milk Glass
Item #24887
Use Mod Melts to create custom embellishments for crafting projects that can be decorated with craft paint. Each package contains sixteen 10" long mini melts.

$7.99

Mod Podge ® Mod Melter
Item #24888
The Mod Melter is a unique new shaped tool to use specifically with Mod Molds and Mod Melts. Hold the tool above the molds and fill them with ease! You can also use the Mod Melter as an all-purpose glue gun to make everything from molded embellishments to home décor, paper crafts, and more!

$24.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Apple Red, 2 oz.
Item #2901
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Bark Brown, 2 oz.
Item #2907
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Yellow Ochre, 2 oz.
Item #2910
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Classic Green, 2 oz.
Item #2917
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Lavender, 2 oz.
Item #2928
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Fresh Foliage, 2 oz.
Item #2942
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe satin finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Pure Black, 2 oz.
Item #2957
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe satin finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Metallics - Copper, 2 oz.
Item #664
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$2.59

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Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Item #CS11201
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish

$7.29

Mod Podge ® Ultra Matte Chalk Finish, 8 oz.
Item #CS24911
Trend right Ultra Matte Chalk finish. Brushes on smoothly without visible brushstrokes.

$7.99

Other Supplies
Downloadable art "Mod Melt Fairy House Tracing"
Wooden birdhouse (perch removed)
30 small craft sticks
Pack of 6 wooden spokes (1 ¼" length)
2" wood dowels
2.5 yards of jute
Decorative paper in designs of (2) burlap; (3) barn wood; floral; solid black
1 Sheet of brown and green tissue papers
Tiny paper flower blossoms
Small tree stick for chimney
Moss sheet 12" round
Styrofoam 9" round
Floral wire
11" diameter terracotta pot dish
8"  diameter terracotta pot
Decorative resin fairy
Craft knife
Scissors
Ruler
Water basin
Paper towels

Instructions

Mod Melt Decorative Pieces

  1. Print the downloadable art Fairy House Icons. Place the art underneath the Silicone Craft Mat. Using the Mod Melter with Milk Glass White, trace the designs with glue. Let dry and peel off the mat. For the door, fill in the entire shape with the Mod Melt. Repeat the designs if you desire.
  2. Mod Melt a thin dowel on the backs of the Ferns with 1" hanging off the bottom. You will use these to stick into your Styrofoam base.
  3. Paint all of the items with several coats of acrylic paint. Let dry.

Fairy House

  1. For the thatch roof, cut the burlap patterned decorative paper in slightly curved strips 1 ½"W x 3 ½"L. Fringe one side of each piece with scissors. Ultra Matte glue each strip to the roof - one row of strips slightly overlapping the next. Mod Melt a small tree stick to the roof for a chimney.
  2. Paint the bottom edge of the house in Bark Brown. Let dry. Create "stones" by Mod Melting a Milk Glass White pattern directly on the painted base. Let dry. Paint stones in Copper.
  3. Cut a piece of barn wood decorative paper to fit the house body. Cut out the circle opening. Ultra Matte, glue the paper in place.
  4. Cut black paper and paper floral curtains for each window. Ultra Matte glue the papers together. Mod Melt the papers to the back of the windows in Sea Glass Clear.
  5. Mod Melt the door, knob, windows, vines and flowers in place in Sea Glass Clear.

Mushrooms

  1. Paint the wooden spokes Titanium White with Apple Red tops. Let dry. Paint small red dots in white. Let dry.

Barn Wood Fence and Ladder

  1. Cover the craft sticks with a barn wood pattern paper on both sides with Ultra Matte. Let dry then trim.
  2. Cut the sticks 1 ½" long from each end using scissors. These will make up the fence planks. The left over straight pieces will be used for the ladder.
  3. Align the fence planks along a ruler. Space each plank slightly apart. Lay a long piece of jute across the top of the planks ¼" from the curve edge. Repeat along the bottom of the planks. Mod Melt in place with Sea Glass Clear. Let dry. Flip the fence over and repeat.
  4. Mod Melt thin dowels every 4" of fencing with 1" hanging off bottom of the fence to stick into the Styrofoam base.
  5. To create an 8" L ladder, Mod Melt the straight barnwood planks every ½" down two pieces of jute.

Pedestal

  1. Flip the terra cotta pot over and cover with brown tissue paper using Mod Podge Gloss. Wrinkles help with achieving a tree trunk effect. Let dry.
  2. Flip the terra cotta dish over on the pot. Cover with torn green tissue paper pieces using Mod Podge Gloss. Let dry then Mod Melt the dish to the pot.
  3. Cover the round Styrofoam circle with moss sheeting by pinning with cut floral wire bent into "u" shapes.
  4. Mod Melt the moss covered circle to the top of the dish.

Assembly

  1. Mod Melt your Fairy House and stepping stones in place.
  2. Attach the fence by sticking the dowels into the moss base. Cut an opening in the fence where the stepping stones meet the fence. Mod Melt the base of the fence in places to help stabilize.
  3. Mod Melt two pieces of vines with flowers to the outside of the fence entrance.
  4. Attach the ferns by sticking the dowels into the moss base. Stick the mushrooms into the base.
  5. Mod Melt the fairy in place and the rest of your paper flowers.
  6. Hang the ladder by pinning into the moss base at the fence opening.
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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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