Fairy Houses- A Good Way to Attract Fairies

Handmade Fairy House

If you want to encourage fairies to visit you, try putting a fairy house in a place of honor in your home.  A fairy house not only shows fairies that you believe in them, it also shows that you are making an effort to extend your hospitality and provide them with a fairy friendly environment.  Fairies are very appreciative of special places you set aside especially for them and will be much more inclined to communicate with you.

A fairy house and the area around it is considered sacred space and can serve as a gateway to faerie.  This special house can be both a place to leave gifts for fairies, and a place to conduct your fairy magic.  Here, you can fly the fairy flag, display little fairy shoes, and leave little things you think they might enjoy such as a thimble of honey, fairy cakes or even a little ale!  One important thing–never have iron anywhere near the fairy house as iron is poisonous to fairies.

Your fairy house design can be as fancy or as simple as you wish.  It should be constructed of mostly natural materials that you have found in nature or have on hand if you are a crafter.  The house in the picture above was constructed of scrap wooden boards with twigs and copper added as decorative elements.  The copper was used because it is a favorite fairy metal and very attractive to them.

The little pixie house below was made from a card stock base with moss, bay leaves, and a few twigs added  for decoration.  It may look difficult to make but all it took was a two to three hours, the above items and a glue gun and it was done! For those crafters out there, I will be showing you how to do this simple house in an upcoming post.

Once you have your fairy house in place, make sure you occasionally greet them and send them some positive thoughts.  It won’t be long before you realize you have some new residents in your home!

A perfect place for pixies.

A perfect place for pixies.


Update:  Hi Everyone!  Because of the number of comments on this post, I am moving all further comments to the forum.  It would be very  helpful if you could try to stay on topic or create a  new topic if you would like–it makes it so much less confusing that way.  Thanks so much!



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  1. Bri3 August 13, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    sorry i said finally i didn’t mean to say that lol

  2. Bri3 August 13, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    thanks i am texas central time 🙂 umm, would you know if the essence of some food or something is gone if it has faint scent? earlier it was very strong for the koolaid and now it is almost gone. what you think?

  3. Emma-Marie Morrison August 14, 2009 at 5:31 am

    I am a big fan of farie.Now I know what to do to see a farie

  4. Jordyxxx August 14, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Hi Natalie
    would it be okay to get a cereal box and cut out a door and windows then put glue all over it and stick kitchen roll all over it and when it drys paint it a greeny brown collor and then when the paint dries stick twigs and sticks and nautral stuff all over it.
    Do you think that would make a good fairy house?????????????????????????????????
    after i do that when the house is done should i get sea shells and clean them out and put honey in them so it could be like bowls of honey and i will put them in the house for them to eat 🙂
    i also lke to sew little fairy dresses and hats for them as gifts. Do you think they will take it coz if they dont theres no point in making more.
    P.S. i have some polly pocet shoes they could have or will that be silly

    • Natalie Lynn August 14, 2009 at 9:47 pm

      Hey Jordy,

      I wouldn’t have thought of using a cereal box but it certainly could work. Everything you have planned sounds really great. Let us know how it turns out! I don’t know if they would actually take the clothes you make for them but it would probably make them feel very welcome.


  5. Jordyxxx August 14, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    i never thought about adding leaves or grass or flowers coz they would die

  6. Jordyxxx August 15, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    hi agein
    the paint on my box is dry now
    but i havent got any sticks yet because its been raining for a few days and the sticks would be to soggy to stick on my box
    (i live in Scotland so theres lots of grey clouds)
    thanx for the answer 🙂

  7. Veronika August 16, 2009 at 1:10 am

    Hi Natalie,

    Im a true believer of fairies and would love to see one. Im starting to gather materials to start a fairy house, but I have a few questions. I live in wyoming and i wanted to know if fairies live there or not? Also how big are faires? We also get very very cold winters here so should I put the fairy house inside or does it matter? And what food should I give them? I know they like honey but what else should I give them? I really do want to have a fairy visit me. You can also answer me at vfly1@hotmail.com, please answer back!

  8. Jordan August 16, 2009 at 9:53 am

    me and my lil sis went to the woods the other day and we found this HUGE tree and it had little holes in it (looked big enough for a pixie) and i told my lil sis it was a fairy house. We couldnt see right in it cause it was to dark but you probaly could of stuck your finger in ithe holes. What do you think??????????????
    they do have houses in huge trees ? dont they???????????????????????????????????????

    • Natalie Lynn August 16, 2009 at 1:04 pm

      Hi Jordan,

      Yes, they do live in trees sometimes just like that.


  9. Jasmine Allison Keys August 17, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    jordan & natalie,

    fairy houses occur in the wild all the time. fairyguide.com, another website i visit for fairy stuff (but not as good as this one, lol) just published an article on natural fairy houses a few days ago. they have some pics too. natalie, could you make an article on them later?



    • Natalie Lynn August 17, 2009 at 5:57 pm

      Hi Jasmine,

      Thanks for the compliment – fairyguide.com is a nice site too.

      We must be on the wave length because I am planning to do a post on natural fairy houses that you can make outside this week if it ever stops raining here! 🙂


  10. Jordan August 19, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Hey Natalie
    YEY! ive finaly made the perfect pixie house for pixies. Ive left them a small bowl of suger and a some gifts of crystals and sea shells and copper. And the house is made of leaves, sticks, gitter, fake flowers and paint. I put a protection sign above the door of the house to keep bad pixies away. Now all i do is wait…………..still waiting………………………….suger still there…………………………………………………..hmmmmmmmmmmmm…..
    i need help to attract them

  11. Jordan August 22, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    thanx Jasmine

  12. Jordan August 22, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    thanx Jasmine

  13. Delilah August 27, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Would staples harm fairies?(Not poking out, but iron wise.

    • Natalie Lynn September 1, 2009 at 2:34 pm

      Hi Delilah,

      No, staples should be ok but just to be sure, just paint them or put some tape over them.


  14. Sadie August 27, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    What are fairy cakes? How big should I make them?

    • Natalie Lynn September 1, 2009 at 6:00 pm

      Hi Sadie,

      Fairy cakes are basically cupcakes. My daughter Brandi and I just made some recently that were mini-sized – it was great fun… and the fae loved it too.

      Fairy Cakes

  15. Delilah August 27, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Hi, Natalie
    I have 2 questions
    1) What so fairies usually like their house made out of besides copper. Would you think cardboard would be okay.

    2) Do fairies like glass in their windows or just holes in the wall.

    Thanx, Delilah

    • Natalie Lynn September 1, 2009 at 6:03 pm

      Hi Delilah,

      Cardboard works really great! I recently made one out of a paper mache box that I found at a craft store and it worked really well.

      Glass isn’t really necessary, leaving it open would work just fine.


  16. Jordan August 28, 2009 at 11:56 am

    hi sadie
    you can buy fairy cakes at the shop, they are little muffins with icing on top. You know when you go to a friends party, and there are little fairy cakes on the table that you can eat. You can even make them yourself 🙂
    very simple. If you dont want to bake or your fiends party dosent have any, just buy them and if you are a little girl ask your mum to buy them. She will know what they are
    hope ive helped

  17. Bri3 September 3, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Mmmm can humans eat fairy cakes? They look yummy LOL 😀

    • Natalie Lynn September 5, 2009 at 12:02 am

      Hi Bri3,

      Yes, humans definitely can eat fairy cakes – I know we did!


  18. Taylor September 5, 2009 at 11:28 am

    How do you make fairy cake?

  19. Taylor September 5, 2009 at 11:35 am

    What do Fairy cakes look like? Have you ever attracted a fairy?

    I remember the day before my bithday, i found a book in y closet about fairies that i never read in a very long long time….. I dicided to review and finish reading it! After that, I was sooooo courious if fairies were real! The next day on my birthday, in the morning, I took my dog out to the back yard. When i went to the side of tthe house…. i saw something shimmery in the coner of my eye! I looked at it more closely, it looked like a small person with wings! After about 6 seconds it flew over my fence and was gone!!!! I think it was a fairy! Plus that fact that the fairy showed up on my birthday!

  20. kalvin September 12, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    hello do fairy mind paint????

  21. Lisa A.- Grey Eyes September 25, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Taylor, that is beautiful! I learned never to question anything you see from the corner of your eye. It is never your imagination. When I saw the faery I saw face to face over a year ago, I at first saw her from the corner of my eye, and then I moved my eyes to look towards her and I saw her face to face. We looked at each other for about a minute and 1/2.

    Also, the faery’s energy does surround them and this energy is light. Especially at night you can see their light-which can be pink, blue, purple, or whatever color zooming around plants or trees, etc.

    In many cases, I’m finding from reading other people’s encounters, that the faeries usually appear for a few seconds and then dissapear or fly away. They are very high vibration and it takes alot of energy for them to make themselves visible to our eyes. The human eye cannot see everything that there is on this planet.

    Many animals–especially birds– can see more than we humans can

  22. chelsea September 27, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    hi natalie,

    i’m wondering do/will the fairies mind if i use card board in stead of wood because i can’t really wood and i didn’t use leaves because they would fall of and start to smell so in stead i used card board and painted it brown and some flowers to seem more naturey, is that ok?
    And what other foods do fairies like that i can give them and do they like bright colors ?

    • Natalie Lynn September 27, 2009 at 6:10 pm

      Hi chelsea,

      I find that cardboard works very well for houses that are going to be kept indoors. I have used cardboard myself a few times and have gotten a great response from the fae.

      Yes, they definitely like bright colors!

      All the best,

  23. dante September 27, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    im not Natalie but,yes that would be fine,fairies love sweets like milk,honey,honey cakes and the love most sweet stuff with lemony taste and yes they do like colorful colors and also shiny stuff but dont give any metal containing steel or iron …and if you want them there tell them its there just for them…also if you see an animal in it dont scare it off cuz it might be a shy fairie and you need to show them you have respect for nature…

    hope i help,

  24. dante September 27, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    yeah and my cats run around and see alot of stuff like carzy

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