When Ocean Finance got in touch to ask if I wanted to build a house for fairies (to highlight the fact that some of their customers use their financial lending services to enable them to build their own dream homes*), the childish part of me jumped at the chance. I actually got ridiculously excited as I most definitely wanted to create a dream home for all the tiny fairies in my garden to live in. Who doesn't love fairies?!
Seriously though, this would be a great activity to do with children. I got a ceramic plant pot for the house itself from my local garden centre. I've given it a pink painted rim as I'm told that fairies adore pink. Luckily enough, fairies are the same size as dollshouse dolls, so getting some furniture and accessories for them to use isn't difficult. I got all the items for my fairy house on eBay in the dollshouse category- including the door, doormat, keys, picture frames, tea set, cutlery, tiny bird and cakes.
I thought it would be nice to set out a picnic for the fairies, so I cut a small square piece of fabric for the picnic blanket and added some little plastic flower cabochons (also from eBay) to decorate the surrounding grass. Finally, I sprinkled some fairy dust (gold glitter) over the stone path I created and on top of their house to welcome them on their arrival.
I can't wait to go to bed tonight so I can check if they've eaten the cakes in the morning! Do fairies leave footprints?
*This is a collaborative post with Ocean Finance. I have never used Ocean Finance as a customer, so I can't endorse their financial services. Always seek advice from an independent financial advisor before applying for and accepting loans, credit cards or mortgages from any company.
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