Contemporary Fairy Wands

We love the traditional materials used for fairy wands, but who says you have to stick with convention? Creative artists have taken fairy flight with new approaches for wandmaking. This Gorgeous ...
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DIY Fairy Houses

FairyRoom has collected ideas for fairy furnishings, but for more ambitious architects, we present Part 2 in our fairy-sized Friday set of articles: tips for constructing a fairy house! Whether to play ...
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Fairies in the Garden, a Garden for the Fairies

Many artists depict fairies in wild gardens. FairyRoom staffers love the idea of keeping an area of your garden beautiful but slightly unkempt. John Anster Christian Fitzgerald’s, Titania and Bottom, (featured in ...
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Fairy Dolls of Paper

A paper fairy doll has many incarnations. It can emerge from a booklet or a digital download pattern. It might come with accessories. It might be a pre-assembled decoration, static or ...
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Traditional Wood Fairy Wands

Wandlore, illuminated. In his detail-rich article “The Magic Wand“, Renaissance scholar Joseph H. Peterson explores the symbolism of specific woods and gems for wandmaking purposes, as well as presenting some historical ...
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Last-Minute Fairy, Gnome, and Hobbit Costumes for the Whole Family

Halloween as a celebration of costume and make-believe does not enjoy a lengthy history. The earliest recorded mention of donning a costume is around the year 1900. According to Wikipedia, “early ...
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For the Love of Gnome

Gnomes are often depicted as jovial little men wearing red hats and a wide belt. The iconic red gnome cap is a folklore detail that originates from ancient Mediterranean fisherman tradition. ...
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Hand-Crafted Gnomes: Small Wonders

Last week we reported on the mysterious Telephone-Pole Gnomes of Oakland, tiny painted gnomes that have added whimsy and life to otherwise ordinary streets. We encourage taking this to an even ...
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Fairy Footwear, From Brownie-Sized to My Size

Folklore names the common Brownie (also known as the House Fairy, the Hob, or to Lowland Scots, the Urisk) to be a helpful fairy, hurrying about while the household sleeps performing ...
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Fairy-Sized Candles

The tiniest of lights, hardly bigger than a firefly. Acorn cap candles burn for mere minutes — one might imagine that it would be barely enough time for a tiny creature ...
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