Fairy Porch!

One of my dear ones is in the middle of a major downsize, so I was a bit stumped for a birthday gift. She’s now living in the woods (like me!) which gave me the idea for making a fairy door to hang on a tree in her yard! I turned into a fairy front porch.

I wanted it to look as much like it was made from things fairies had found or “borrowed” and I think I did pretty well with that! Wanna see? I hope so, because I took A LOT of detail shots.

And now the close-ups!


A champagne cork cage chair with a wee garden hat under the window.


Door details, braided rug doormat, potted plant. The door and the porch boards are woodburned.


Pinecone scale roof.

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Access ladder and shiny “borrowed” things under to the porch.

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Porch rail.

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The porch “light” and trim detail.

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I deliberately distressed the hanging hardware in the hope that it would age more quickly and blend into tree bark to look more like a “real” fairy porch. :wink: There’s also a birthday greeting wood burned on the back.

I must tip my hat to my… shall we say, thorough… stash for this project during quarantine. The only thing that I had to go out to buy was exterior adhesive that would work on all the surfaces. I must also begrudgingly thank my local hoodlum squirrels who stripped the pinecone scales from the cone for me, because those things are POINTY and painful to strip. :grimacing:

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Super cute and what a great present!

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This is so fantastic and full of detail!! I’ve been wanting to do something like this for my girls. Inspired!! :star_struck:

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Thanks, friends!

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That is the cutest thing EVER!

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This is such a thoughtful gift for someone who is downsizing! I really like the pine cone scale roof- what a clever idea.

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This is too cute for words! Beautifully done my Friend.

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Thanks so much, y’all!

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This is absolutely adorable, I love all the little details you put on your projects.

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SO dang cute! I like the champagne cork cage for a chair. And I applaud your use of local wildlife labor to get the pinecone scales. :chipmunk: And I like the idea of “found” objects. Why shouldn’t fairies have little windchimes and porch accessories!

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Loved that you used “fairy friendly” material! That pinecone roof is stunning. Certainly charming, I hope she likes it!

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Great present and a porch is so much more fancy than just a door!

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Congrats! Your adorable Fairy Porch is one of this week’s featured projects. Way to rock it!

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Oh, wow! THANKS!

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I’m so amazed by this!!! So many tiny, intricate details that amount in a big bunch of awesome.

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I second the inspiring comment! I have a garden in the back that this would look amazing in. It’s so perfect!

Oh gosh It’s so cute. I love it so much. :heart_eyes:

Thanks so much!

Lovely gift. I really like the pinecone scale roof shingles. That’s a stroke of genius

I love this! So inspiring! The details are beautiful also, so much time must have went into this!