Hello, in this video collage I show you how I made ten fairy house lamps using plastic bottles, tin foil, paint, hot glue and paper clay (I used “Das modelling material” – ). This is a great way to teach children about recycling plastic bottles and also stimulate their creativity and imagination.
In most of the videos I follow these steps: I first cut the plastic bottle and glue them together so I get a base. Then I build the shape of the houses using tin foil and hot glue. If your hot glue is too hot you can unplug the glue gun and wait for it to cool down a bit. This is a fast way to achieve a basic volume that will be the base for our paper clay. You can make mushrooms on the side of the house or leafs, stones or bark texture. I sometimes use some metal wire from a hanger to make curly roofs. When you have the basic shape of your fairy house you can start covering everything with paper clay. You can work in one layer or, if you are a beginner you should work in two layers, one for covering the surface and the second one for the details like windows, door, wood texture, bark, stones, mushrooms, door steps, curly roofs, roof tiles, chimney… Considering it will be a lamp you should also draw as many windows as you can so the light will come out nicely. I made a nice tree of life ornament on one of the doors. After the paper clay is dry you can easily add more details using tin foil and hot glue. Let everything dry. Now you can paint it in the desired colors. I used watercolors and acrylic paint for painting because I like working in layers and be able to change if I don't like the way it looks. In the end you can seal the paint using some matte spray varnish. I placed some battery LED lights in the house. I recommend you use soft lights that will gently illuminate your windows so it looks like a real house. DON'T USE HOT LIGHTS!
Tools & Materials:
Das modelling material –
Tin foil –
Watercolors –
Acrylic paint –
Lights –
Hot glue gun –
Fruit carving knife –
Links to the original videos:
1❣DIY Whimsy Fairy House Lamp Using Coke Plastic Bottles❣

2❣DIY Boot Fairy House Lamp Using Coke Plastic Bottle❣

3❣DIY Fairy Castle Lamp Using Coke Plastic Bottle❣

4-5❣DIY Two Fairy House Lamps Using a Plastic Bottle❣

6❣DIY Mushroom Fairy House Lamp Using Coke Plastic Bottle❣

7❣DIY Fairy House Lamp Using Coke Plastic Bottles❣

8❣DIY Enchanted Fairy House Lamp Using Coke Plastic Bottles❣

9❣DIY Halloween Fairy House Lamp Using a Plastic Bottle❣

10❣DIY Haunted Fairy House Lamp Using Coke Plastic Bottles❣

Music: “Almost in F – Tranquillity” by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (
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