HOW TO MAKE AN AMAZING FAUX TREE TRUNK FAIRY HOUSE

 

Inside: how to make a faux tree trunk fairy house with supplies you have in your stash!

 

Have you ever put two socks in your washing machine and when it was finished only found one? It happens to me all the time! The explanation for this phenomenon is that the socks get sucked into the washing machine's pipes or get pulled under the drum. However there's another more controversial explanation which I like much better... the fairies stole one of the socks! You don't have to believe in fairies to make this faux tree trunk fairy house but... it won't hurt 🙂

 

 

FAUX TREE TRUNK LOOK

Making a faux tree trunk look is a process of making one material look like another material. Tree bark has two distinct characteristics you need to consider:
Texture: the bark is not smooth but very coarse and has a lot of texture. So you'll need to add texture to the surface to make it look like tree bark.
Color: trees trunk don't have just one color. Like everything in nature plants have many colors and shades. You'll need to apply a few layers of different colors in order to avhieve a realistic look to your faux tree trunk.

 

HOW TO MAKE A FAIRY HOUSE WITH A TREE BARK TEXTURE

 

STEP 1

 

Start with an empty plastic flowerpot. To give it a faux bark effect you need to create the texture of the tree trunk. The way to do that is with a wet paper towel. Glue the paper towel on the flowerpot while sculpting it a little.

 

STEP 2

 

After the paper towel is dry paint it with a few layers of brown colors. I had only one brown paint so I added black and white to create more shades.

 

STEP 3

 

Create the roof from pieces of corrugated cardboard that I painted first with black acrylic paint. After the paint wa dry I sprayed the cardboard with green shimmer spray.

 

STEP 4

 

Cut the cardboard into small rectangles and squares and make them uneven. Then make a cone (like a witch's hat on Halloween) and cover it with the cardboard pieces. Add a little moss in between the gaps.

 

 

STEP 5

 

add windows and a door to the faux tree trunk house.

 

Check out the full step by step tutorial

 

 

Many of you who watched the video tutorial asked me where to get some of the materials I used. So I made the ultimate supply list complete with links to the products and tips to help you get the right supplies!

 

 

Want to alter more household items and turn them into beautiful craft projects? Check out these ideas how to turn a milk or juice carton into a photo display, a Halloween spooky house or a recipe box.

 

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