HOME DECOR DIY: Colorful Fairy Door

Around our house, whimsy is prevalent. A little dash of magic and mystery, like a colorful fairy door, make life more enjoyable. I've been wanting to make one of these for years, but I kept putting it off. I spotted this unfinished wood fairy door at JoAnn recently, so I bought and painted it. My daughter wants to repaint her bright green and black bedroom to a shade of purple. I chose to make the fairy door for her room. I'll probably make a more discrete one for our front porch. Of course you could paint this door any color combo you want. This just coordinates with my daughter's room colors. I made mine for a fairy, but these are commonly for gnomes, sprites, elves, and other tiny fantasy creatures.

DecoArt provided me with their paints. They did not pay me to create this project or tutorial. I use Amazon Affiliate links. Any purchases used through these links will result in Amazon paying me a small commission.


1) Using a small paint brush, carefully paint the door Lavender. I found a liner paint brush got into the small crevices well. With Carousel Pink, paint the door frame front and sides. With Bluegreen Green, paint the stoop, window front and back. Paint the hinges Desert Turquoise. If you are using the linked fairy door, paint the door bevels with Desert Turquoise, as it doesn't have hinges. Let the paint dry.

2) With Ice Crystal, paint the door frame, window and stoop two coats. With Amethyst, paint the door two coats. With Peacock Pearl, paint the hinges two coats.  Let the paint dry.

3) With Sea Aqua, paint the door knob. Add lines to the window and stoop. Let the paint dry.

4)  Flip the door over. Press two Command Strips together, squishing the hook and loop tape. Remove the paper from one strip to reveal the adhesive. Press the adhesive to the door back. Remove the other paper, and press the door onto the wall, at a window sill or base board.

That's all for this tutorial. It's all painting and layers to turn a basic tiny door into something magical, fitting for a sparkly fairy. I kept mine simple, but you could get more complicated by adding jewels, tiny insects, mushrooms, a mail box, moss, and whatever tiny details you desire. You could make yours more natural with stains or a mini version of your front door. Whatever your making, have fun with it. Happy Makery!


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