Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Tiny Fairy House In A Bottle Christmas Tree Decoration

Tiny Fairy House In A Bottle (2)
This Fairy House In A Bottle Christmas Tree decoration is really is tiny (dimensions below), as you can see by the penny next to it, and (if you could see me now), my cross eyes.  To start with it was a trial and error effort to find the right sized bottle, when I tried using the same bottles that I had used for similar projects the mushrooms were just lost and the proportion all wrong.  In the end I found some smaller bottles on e-bay which were perfect.
tiny bottle.The mushroom came from a pack from docrafts Tales From Willson Wood collection. They come in packs of 25 for around £2 (I think), mine were from The Range. All I did was draw a door, windows and some grass all round the sides using Sharpie pens and a not so steady hand.  It was a bit of a fiddle fart because of their very tiny size.
For the grass in the bottom of the bottle, I put a small ball of green Fimo clay, which I flattened with the end on a pen, again a bit fiddly until I got in the swing of doing them.
IMG_8939To position the fairy house in the bottle, again it was a trial and error operation until I had the idea of sticking a large needle into the top of the mushroom and putting a small blob of E900 on the bottom.  I gently lowered the mushroom into the bottle and positioned it, leaving the needle in place until it was pretty well set. By leaving the needle in for a while, I was able to reposition the mushroom if it moved.  When the glue set the needle was very carefully removed.
IMG_8940The hanging section of the bottle was made by gluing a silver jewellery spacer onto the cork and then screwing a tiny eye pin hook (also from e-bay) through the middle. A strong thread could then be threaded through the hook at a length to suit, with beads added for a little extra bling. Voila!


Mrs A. said...

They certainly needed some patience but worth every penny (sorry for the pun).
hugs Mrs A and Norm.

Pamela said...

They're lovely and would look great hang on one of those 'twiggy/branch' things.

Di said...

Wow Helen! Absolutely perfect, so much tiny detail! So cute and true works of art.

Ignore my mate Mrs A - she's crackers in real life as well! Thanks to your blog and our adoptions of the boys a good few years ago we linked up, found out we lived quite close and now go off on little jollies wrecking hotels and exhibitions whilst we're at it. The wrecking is unintentional I hasten to add! So think you for bringing us together - I think :) Snort!


Di xx

Cheryl W said...

You are so talented at making tiny treasures! So glad to see you back in land again. I smiled when I saw your post. :D

Sue said...

I know a little girl who'd love these - shame I don't have the ingredients/patience/eyesight. Very cute and they would look fab on a twiggy tree.

Roni said...

I had got a wee miniature tree off you Helen and passed that on to a very special wee girl and she wishes she was small enough to fit in to the bottle so she could decorate the tree!! I think I might try and make one of your fairy houses for her! She would be tickled pink! Thanks for the idea, all the links n measurements that go with it!

Big hugs
Roni :D xox

marc said...

just a wow big love marc