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
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!