This week some neighborhood kids surprised me with a basket full of snail shells!
They asked me what I would make with all these shells and I told them that I would try to make another fairy house but this time a house for the Snail Fairy.
This fairy house is built exactly the same way as the cork fairy house but this time I used snail shells instead of cork slices. Finally I painted the shells with a non toxic coating to enhance the colours but you can also use olive oil. Don't oil them in advance otherwise the shells won't stick with the glue.
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The fairy houses are very light and easy to attach to any surface, this time I used dried bark. I'm in love with the soft tones and spiral forms of these snail shells, each one is unique... just perfect for a fairy house!