TUTORIAL: Mini Fairy House Charm

I always like to test myself, so when my original Fairy House tutorial became quite popular I decided to see if I could create a tiny version. I changed the majority of the design and made it simpler so that it would look right as a little necklace charm.
I really like the combination of colours and materials, but you can use whatever suits you and use this tutorial as a guide!
It’s fairly simple, so it’s worth a go whatever your skill level. Most importantly, just have fun!

What you’ll need:

  • Polymer clay (white, pink pearl, green, brown)
  • Dried moss
  • Strong craft glue
  • Acrylic paint (dark pink, blue)
  • Rolling tool
  • Cutting tool
  • Liquid clay
  • An oven
  • Varnish (I use regular Fimo gloss)
  • Paintbrush x2
  • A very clean surface (this is important- clean your hands and surface before using each colour!)

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Step one:
Roll out some small cylinder shapes using white clay, with one end becoming slightly thinner than the other.

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Step two:
Roll a ball of pink clay, then pinch around the outside until you have a shape similar to the one in the photo above.

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Step three:
Attach the pink clay to the thinner end of the white cylinder using a few dots of liquid clay.

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Step four:
Form some very small balls of white clay, press them between your fingertips so that they’re flatter, then stick them onto the top of your pink clay randomly using some liquid clay.

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Roll out a long white sausage shape, flatten it a little, then wrap it around the seam where your stem meets the head. Use your cutting tool to lightly press lots of tiny lines into it, all the way around.

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Roll out a small sheet of green clay (approximately a 1/2 centimetre thick), then rip off a piece that is just slightly larger than the head of the toadstool. You don’t want it to look too perfect. Stick your stem into the middle using some liquid clay, and push it on gently for more support.

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Step seven:
Cut out a very small door shape and use your cutting tool to sketch out a faint wood effect. Use some extremely thin sausage shapes to form some windows and cut off the excess.

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Step eight: 
Push your eye pin into the top. Bake until hard. This should take approximately 25 minutes on gas mark 4 (180 degrees Celsius).

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Step nine: 
Glue your dried moss onto the base.

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Step ten:
Paint some bricks onto the main part of the toadstool, as well as adding some colour into the windows.

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Step eleven: 
Once your glue and paint have dried completely, evenly brush on a layer of varnish and leave to set. And you’re all finished! Just attach it to a necklace or bracelet!

Thank you for reading! Please leave a comment below with any questions, suggestions or constructive criticism.
Check out the rest of my site for more fun craft tutorials, and please share with any friends you think would be interested.
Have a lovely day! :)

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