1/31/17

Tinker Bell House

A few months ago when I was in Los Angeles I popped into a thrift store that I always frequent when I'm there.... and purchased a small resin miniature domed house. I only paid $4.00 for this little resin house, what a deal! I thought it would make an adorable miniature house for a little Tinker Bell doll I have.  The outside of this house needed a good scrubbing, as did the carpet of dust that had accumulated on the floor of the mini-house. Yuck.
 There is a lot of detail in this little house-- that I figured just needed a few things done to it to bring it to life.
I painted the little mounded house to look like it was made up of rocks and dirt. I also added green moss, flowers and real rocks to the top of the domed house, along with some jewelry quality rhinestones for a little sparkle. For each window I vewwy-vewwy carefully added some plastic to the inside of each window frame. That alone took me three days to create, due to the fact once each window was set in place it took a full 24 hours for the glue to set up.

I love how the windows were created to look like they were made with sticks....
I think the moss really makes the entire piece come to life. 
Initially, I was going to create little bricks to hand set in place inside this little house--- but then I had an "ah-ha" moment when I was wondering what to do with a bag of glass seed beads I had recently bought for mere pennies--- use it for a flooring in the little house! I coated the floor with Modge Podge and poured in handfuls of beads and swirled it around until the floor was covered. Once the glued on beads had dried, I coated some Modge Podge over the top of the beads to help set them in place. So sparkly! I love it!

Once the house was painted inside and out and the floor was finished, I used E6000 glue to adhere the miniature house onto a thick substantial candlestick. Now it's coming together!
 I had plans to fully load up this little house with all kinds of miniature goodies..... I have a lot of miniature stuff!!! Most of these items shown below would be fabulous in a little country store.....
Miniature Christmas stuff?
I've got that too....
But alas, everything just seemed to big for this little house! Skunked again! For now I just have a little stool turned into a table with a few small mini's inside the tiny house.
I am thinking of furnishing the little house with handmade items that I can control the scale on. Also, adding little things like a thimble for a seat, a little tin box for a bed... etc. That would be super cute!
I had to style Tink's hair so she looked presentable.... Gosh, why do they put so much hair on these little dolls? Below you can see how she looked before I fixed her hair. She was a .25¢ find at a yard sale. I simply snipped off her pony tail, glued her hair to her head with Elmer's glue--- then rolled a little bun out of a few strands of hair from her pony tail--- and hot glued that sucker to her head. I also thinned out her bangs.

It is going to be fun to try different things inside this little house to get it furnished. Fun times, fun times~
Now, I'm on the lookout for a miniature store front and a little house I can make into Santa's workshop! 
big hugs,
Cheryl





6 comments:

Jeanie said...

I love what you did with the house, Cheryl -- and the moss makes it!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I would have bought that little house too! Don't think I would have made mine as great as YOURS though. LOVE LOVE LOVE it.
xx, Carol

Conniecrafter said...

You truly amaze me with what you do with your thrift store finds, love the moss and sticks on the windows, and such a neat idea with the beads, alot of work but it was all worth it, have fun finding more goodies for the inside!

Candy S said...

I love the Tinker Bell house that you have created. I am sure Tink will be very happy in her new home. After all, every little fairy needs a home. Using the beads for the flooring was a stroke of genius for sure.

Jeannie Marie said...

The floor is perfect for a magical fairy like Tink! I love your fairy house, every inch of it!

Curtains in My Tree said...


That is so cute and very creative
I love fixing up a good find like yours