As soon as I saw this, I fell in love with the idea. You could use almost any plastic bottle for this. (Some are easier to cut and shape. Others are a challenge, but provide a sturdier base.)
In the 15+ years since I first wrote articles about making faerie doors, a lot of people have copied, embellished, and improved on my ideas. I like that!
(My how-to ideas were inspired by the very first place I saw faerie doors, at Laurie Cabot’s shop in Salem, Massachusetts.)
Recently, I’ve seen some of the most original variations on the “faerie homes” idea, using broken ceramic pots.
You can find ready-made ones at sites like Etsy.
One seller, Pottery Green, offers some sweet designs. (Sample is shown at right.)
I’m sure many others are creating similar, delightful designs, as well.
If you’d like to make your own, the following article offers some how-to tips, with lots of different (and fun) ideas.
Here’s a six-part series of videos about making faerie doors from an oatmeal box, or a large, round tube.
Faerie doors are turning up everywhere. Here’s a wonderful video about a town that has many of them.
(You can also see still photos at this article: If you walk around this town, you’ll see these tiny “fairy doors…”)
Here’s a safety tip: If you decide to make (or buy) one, be careful where you place it. If you put it against a basement wall — beneath ground level — you might attract dark and mischievous faeries. Some of them can be unpleasant.
Fairy trees aren’t fiction… they’re real.