My new idea of creating these fairy (bird-)houses made me so very happy this week! For a while I had been thinking about a way to recycle our empty egg cartons and then I came up with these bird-houses, that look lovely in all kinds of decorations like table pieces, trays with herbs and flower arrangements. They also make lovely ornaments.
Here is how you make them:
1 - Collect some egg cartons.
I used a 6 piece egg carton and made 2 houses out of it.
2+3 - Cut the center cones from the egg carton, using scissors.
4 - Now cut the remaining cups from the egg carton.
The same amount as the cones, 2 in this case.
5 - Glue the cones and the cups together.
6 - The 2 bases are now finished!
When you work with children you can prepare the houses in advance. Place the houses on sticks in a bowl surrounded by materials like water paint, glue, moss, small branches and snail shells. Then let each child paint and decorate their very own fairy bird-house.
The houses can be placed outdoors on a roofed terrace for example but they are not waterproof. Thanks to their size they look lovely anywhere in or around the house too and they also make lovely presents. I hope you enjoy these tiny houses as much as I do!