Hobbits are described as members of an imaginary race similar to humans, of small size, with hairy feet. Fairies are generally described as human in appearance with magical powers and mice are small mammals with pointed snouts and little rounded ears. Who wouldn’t want any one of these little critters living in their garden!?
With a few pieces of scrap wood, a scroll saw and some paint you can have hobbits, fairies or mice living in your garden.
cut out a small door – 6″ high x 4 1/2″ wide
cut 2 half circles out of wood for the bridge
cut 2 1/2″ pieces of wood trim, glue and nail them on the half circles to make the bridge
cut more 2 1/2″ pieces of trim to use for stairs
I painted some wood grain and a door frame on the door and painted my hinges black with outdoor deco art patio paint
I used a little wooden bead for the door knob, painted it black and screwed it on.
I glued the wooden heart on the door with outdoor wood glue, then put 2 small drill holes through the heart and inserted fishing line so I could tie the door to a tree trunk.
I added a bit of brown paint to the stairs and bridge to make it look like wood grain then varnished all pieces with water based outdoor varnish.
I gotta say it looks pretty darn cute at night with the garden lights on. A little magic door for tiny little critters.
If you don’t feel like making your own but would love one in your garden they can be custom ordered in my etsy shop.