Saturday, September 14, 2013

Coffee Can Fairy House

From a coffee can to a dollhouse, this is my latest work in progress. I have not yet figured out a roof for it, but lets take a tour of this coffee can dollhouse even though it's not done yet...

Looking into the front door is the stone fireplace I built using pebbles from my yard and also some flat river stones. The oval rug I made myself believe it or not from a five foot braid! They take a long time to make.. braiding the threads then sewing it together, but it's definitely worth the time.

Both the trunks are from a lego set that my son so generously gifted to me, such a sweet boy he is! I made all the books by wrapping cardboard and paper with burlap and then painted them.

The chair,  table and all the shelving I made from cuts off a tree branch.

The stairs are cuts from a tree branch and the spacers are Pistachio shells. The pictures are pieces from a necklace and I also hung a small bunch of glass buttons that my Dad gave me a long time ago..

Oh the old photo was shrunken down from a family photo and that boat, poor old thing was stepped on once and I had to carefully glue it back together.. I think it's safe now up there on the shelf where we can admire it and not touch it!
The bedding I made from a hanky.. it was never used, I bought it  knowing I'd find a place in one of my dollhouses for it. I really like the colors and the pattern.


I hope you enjoyed the tour and do come back soon!
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11 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this. I love the cut timbers used as steps to the sleeping platform. And that is what to do with all those pistachio shells! I am inspired now to use them to cover a roof and walls of such a structure, just as you have done with the pebbles. :-)

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    1. what a great idea and that would look fantastic too! Keep me posted!

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  2. What sweet little house. Adorable! What are the floors? Looks like real hardwood.

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    1. Thanks so much! I plan to do a tutorial soon on how I did the interior but the floor is made from coffee stir sticks. They are longer and thinner than popsicle sticks and can be easily cut with scissors. I hope today even *fingers crossed* I'll get a short video on how I did it..

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  3. That is awesome! I couldn't do such a tiny big work!

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    1. thank you so much! It does take some patience but once you get started things just come together

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  4. Amazing ! I am planing to make some of these... if it goes well maybe a village..? Anyway thank you for all your work and for sharing it!

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  5. I loooove those books that you made!!!!

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  6. This is wonderful! But I'm curious, how did you cut into the coffee can to make a doorway? Any special tools?

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    1. some big cans are cardboard with metal tops and bottoms so they cut easily with a knife

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  7. This is soooo wonderful.
    Yesterday I cut one big can to make something, I had no idea what but I just cut front door, just imagined can make some fairy home and just now I saw your art on it, it's amazing.
    I want to make like this. Try to upload complete tutorial.

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