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Author Smith, Sally J., 1954- author.
Title Fairy houses : how to create whimsical homes for fairy folk / Sally J. Smith.
Pub Info Minneapolis, MN, USA : Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc., 2017.
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Descript 192 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents Inspirations : designing with nature -- Blueprint for a faerie house -- Itty bitty nitty gritty : creating magical faerie house components -- Adding twinkle and style : lighting & interiors -- Finishing touches : roofs, bases, and exterior details -- From the ground, up : step-by-step instructions for creating and building two faerie houses.
Summary 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.
Subject Nature craft.
Fairies in art.
ISBN 9781591866725 (plc)
1591866723 (plc)