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.
Access ladder and shiny “borrowed” things under to the porch.
The porch “light” and trim detail.
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. 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.