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.

 

 

Offbeat Wedding Features Faerie Theme

If you’ve though about having a faerie-themed wedding, take a look at the photos in the article linked below.

(If it’s no longer online, search for alternate articles about this wedding. The photos were wonderful.)

No matter how you feel about same-sex weddings, the pictures are going to give you fun faerie ideas for parties and weddings.

Rainbows and sparkly fairies at a newly-legal lesbian wedding in

offbeatbride.com11/22/11

These lovely lasses celebrated the ability to have a legal wedding in New York with sparkles, fairy wings, and all things rainbow (in honor of the pride flag, of course!).

Last week, I attended another faerie themed wedding.  It was a traditional wedding, but the lovely bride wore custom made faerie wings, and many of the bridal party’s accessories — including her bouquet and the groom’s bouttoniere — were faerie- or fantasy-themed and handmade.

That made the wedding unique, original, delightful… and more affordable.

The world is changing.  Outmoded beliefs and constraints are falling away, and originality is emerging.  It’s a change for the better!

You don’t have to wait for a wedding to have a faerie-themed party.  You could even schedule an informal “tea party” (like little girls have) with a faerie theme, and invite your friends.

Though it’s true that faeries generally aren’t like Tinkerbell, and some faeries can be downright scary, there’s still plenty of room for fantasy fun if you’re a fan of faeries.