Facebook friends Matt Hawk and Douglas Michel built these fairy doors. I want one to put in a secret place out in the woods to surprise and delight other hikers. Wouldn’t you love to come across a fairy door in the middle of the Texas woods?


Sandra Kayser · May 21, 2011 at 8:55 am

Cool. I remember reading several years ago about fairy doors being a popular thing to have in houses in Ann Arbor, Michigan–tucked inside in some place where they weren’t obvious. I loved the idea but never got around to making one. I do have a fairy house outside, but it’s doorless, so you can see the occupants and “furniture.”

Patrice Sarath · May 21, 2011 at 9:10 am

I heard about the Ann Arbor ones too. I wish I were handy because I’d make one. I think they are so magical. Did you make your fairy house? About how big is it?

Sandra Kayser · May 22, 2011 at 10:43 am

My fairy house is small, about four by five by three inches, and is made of chunks of cut limestone and granite propped together. It’s quite rustic-looking with smooth stones, glass beads, succulents, lichens, and bur oak acorn tops. It all took just a few minutes to put together–you don’t really have to be crafty to come up with something interesting.

Patrice Sarath · May 22, 2011 at 12:31 pm

It sounds really pretty, and exactly right for a Texas fairy house. You are right, you can do interesting things with found objects, etc. I should just develop that creative muscle.

Audrey Lockwood · May 22, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Those are *really* cute. I’d love to walk by and see something like that.

Patrice Sarath · May 22, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I know — I almost feel it’s my mission to bring fairy doors to Central Texas woods. One year my daughter and I decorated a little Christmas tree at the veloway in South Austin. That was fun.

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