I was researching online last week and (quite by accident) came across this blog with the cutest idea. I don't even remember what I was looking for at the time, but as soon as I saw the fairy door, I knew I had to make one for Savannah immediately. And I'm not kidding when I say immediately...I actually woke Scarlett up from her nap and hustled the girls to Hobby Lobby for supplies as soon as I finished reading the post. I couldn't find what I was looking for...a one piece type kit that I could just paint quickly and easily. So I got a dollhouse door (like in the blog post I'd read) and some other supplies and got to work.
I admit I totally copied her idea....right down to the rainbow door because Savannah is ALL ABOUT rainbows right now.
I've gotta tell you, this was neither quick nor easy. Like I said, I couldn't find anything that was just one paintable piece. I cut the wood for the door surround and found some printable dollhouse paper online for the "bricks". The porch is just a small piece of 1/3 wood.
Also totally copied the inside....
Savannah's name written on the other side so the Tooth Fairy will know who's door it is when she needs to come to collect teeth.
It looks a little beat-up because I could NOT keep Savannah away from it while I was trying to make it. Scarlett got to it a few times too.
I actually intended to make a fairy ROOM....found this idea a little later....yep, I was slightly obsessed. I finally decided I just didn't want to deal with cutting a hole in the wall right now, so I stuck with the original idea.
After I FINALLY finished it yesterday, I went to a different Hobby Lobby to get some party decorations for Scarlett's birthday party - and guess what I saw!
Arrgghh!!! That was EXACTLY what I was looking for in the first place...one piece that could just be painted!!!!
So now our neighbors - Abby/Zoe and Avonlea/Violet have their very own fairy doors too. The down-side to these is that they don't open. The "rules" say that fairy doors can only be opened by fairy magic...not by humans. The idea is to leave notes, gifts, teeth, etc just outside the door, and the fairies will come to visit at night while the kiddos sleep. Savannah's fairy door can be opened by humans because it was specially made by Mommy ...I told her I used the magic rock Tinkerbell gave her at DisneyWorld to make this possible.
To give an idea of the size...
Savannah said she loves her door better than the others because she can open it to peek into "FairyWorld", so that makes it worth the extra effort it took to make hers.
She wanted it to hang high on the wall rather than at floor level....not a problem since fairies can fly....