1/144 Fairy House, II

I started making 1/144 scale fairy houses several years ago, but this is the very first one that I’ve made for a friend, so it’s a special one.

NESM GazeboThe underlying structure is a 1/144 scale gazebo kit from Northeastern Scale Models that, if built normally, would look something like the one pictured here.


But as a fairy house, it looks like this:
Fairy House

Most of the furniture is crafted from bits of scrap wood, though the bed posts are made from tooled toothpicks. And the “papasan-ish” chair is made from the smallest acorn cap I could find. The bed linens and table cover are made from dyed flower petals (snagged from a mix of dyed bits designed as inclusions in homemade paper). Here’s a look at the furniture before all the decorations go on (includes a dime for size comparison):

Before Landscaping

Another close-up of the bed and bedside table with flower petal lamp.

Fairy House Closeup

The landscaping is made from natural bits of dried plants, miniature landscaping materials (as used with dollhouses and toy trains), metal, no hole beads, and minerals (this piece has natural quartz crystals and slivers of kyanite (the blue glassy looking pieces)).

Fairy House Front

Fairy House Side 01

Fairy House Back

Fairy House Side 02

And that’s my fairy house for a very special friend (who really truly believes in fairies!).

4 comments for “1/144 Fairy House, II

  1. Anthony
    August 20, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    I have twin 6 year old daughters who were recently introduced to fairy houses. The magic is precious and they are sooooooo happy. They check their houses each morning. I think sometime soon, they will find some furniture left by me…I mean the fairies! Just awesome.

  2. Jivvy
    August 21, 2012 at 7:27 am

    Oh, excellent — fairies love furniture!

  3. Pepper
    August 26, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Your site is wonderfully inspirational … I love the 1:144 size but think I’d better start with something a bit larger … where I can tack my hand to a roof. Its so much easier to explain why a roof is hanging from my palm than it is to explain why an entire house is growing from my fingertips.

    Enjoy your site and aesthetics .. thank you

    • Jivvy
      August 26, 2012 at 3:20 pm

      rofl… your plan sounds so much more painful than gluing fingers together. ;)

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