DIY Broken Pot Faerie Homes

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.

Faerie home in a broken clay pot
photo courtesy Pottery Green, at Etsy

You can find ready-made ones at sites like Etsy.

One seller, Pottery Green, offers some sweet designs. (Sample is shown at right.)

You’ll find more at Etsy’s MerryElfmas, and karibeads makes some that glow in the dark.

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.

Link: Whimsical DIY Project Transforms Broken Pots into Fairy Gardens

Faerie Doors, Everywhere!

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.