One of our favorite crafts every year is building a fairy house for the garden. (Have a boy? You can make a beetle house or even a toad house!) This year we decided to create a seashell fairy house. It’s the perfect summer craft for all those seashells from the beach.
We started of just as we did with our recycled fairy houses, looking for the perfect plastic container to create the structure.
Once we found one we liked, we got out shells, beads, and other trinkets and started planning.
The first step was cutting a door into the side of our container. You could also cut out windows if you’d like.
Then we used hot glue to start adding seashells. Starting along the bottom edge allows you to overlap the shells as you go up.
We used mostly simple white clam shells, adding in some colorful scallop shells here and there.
Then came my daughter’s favorite part. We added a variety of colorful beads and a pretty silk sunflower to the top of the house.
And because every fairy house should have a bell, we used a bit of pipe cleaner to hang one on the inside of the doorway.
Seashells can also be used to create cute chairs and tables to go inside the house.
And, if you want to keep the fairy house (and potential visitors) safe from the family cat or dog, putting it into a hanging flower basket works great. This simple seashell craft makes a cute fairy house for the garden and is the perfect summer craft after that trip to the beach.
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Joann Woolley says
Thank you for sharing this ingenious idea! My daughter is going to think this is the coolest.
I think it is our favorite house so far. Hope your daughter enjoys designing her new fairy home!
Featured this cute fairy house on Mom’s Library this week!
Thanks so much for featuring it! We hope the fairies visit it soon. 😉