Fairy Garden - Irish

Hobbit Style Fairy House

by Barbara Lee on April 8, 2012

I thought a hobbit style fairy house would make an enchanting addition to my collection of fairy gardens. I envisioned a thatched roof, so I wrestled with this idea to find inspiration. And there in the garage was an unused coco liner for a hanging basket I never planted. It had the right look, the right color, and its weather resistance was a plus. It seemed like the perfect stand-in for a thatched roof. Trimmed up and glued, it creates the soft lines and charm of thatch. A rounded door and arched windows give this little cottage hobbit personality.

Instead of a clay pot, I planted this fairy garden in a wood box for some added rustic charm. A little bridge draws you in leading passed the creeping thyme and saxifraga. Santolina “lemon fizz” adds a little height and interesting color next to the door.

I think this wee cottage would fit in nicely in any shire, but I like it right here, in my enchanted garden.


Take a basic bird house and prime it





Spray paint your color of choice, I used white





Measure and mark where you want your windows to go





Mark where you want to glue your door





Create a little glow behind the window and door with yellow paint





Paint window trim











Paint in the panes







Glue Door





Paint Eaves







Cut coco liner to fit roof







Glue coco liner on to roof and add a cork for a chimney





I selected a wood box for my fairy garden container






Add soil and place your house. Arrange plants where you think you want them.






I planted saxifraga “pixie”, creeping thyme, Australian astroturf, and Santolina “lemon fizz”






Start adding the finishing touches, such as rocks and a bridge.






Add the details, a basket of vegetables, a pair of boots, and a fairy. Your house is now ready for the Shire!





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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Emily Gronitz December 19, 2012 at 12:33 am

Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for a long time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Houston Texas! Just wanted to tell you keep up the excellent job!


Barbara Lee February 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Hi Emily, Thanks for following me. I took a little break but I am up and writing again. Hope you like the new design. I will be planting miniature gardens again soon so stay tuned. Barbara Lee


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