Fairy House: How to Make Amazing Fairy Furniture, Miniatures, and More from Natural Materials

Fairy House: How to Make Amazing Fairy Furniture, Miniatures, and More from Natural Materials

by Debbie Schramer, Mike Schramer

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Overview

Fairy House is a fascinating adventure into the making of miniscule kingdoms of the fairytale realm from objects found in nature. Through more than 350 clear, detailed, full-color photographs and understandable yet whimsical guidance, the reader will learn to fashion intricate, tiny cups from acorn pods and grapevine tendrils, dreamlike beds from delicate flowers and leaves, and an amazing array of other beautiful and unique pieces that will inspire the reader to find their true artistic ability and imagination. A photo gallery of other stunning pieces provides the reader with more possibilities to create.

Projects include:


  • The Forest Cottage
  • The Fairy Garden
  • Princess Canopy Bed
  • Garden Wishing Well
  • Tower for the Elfin King
  • The Gardener’s Wagon
  • Fairyland Gazebo
  • The Fairyboat Bed
  • Woodland Characters
  • and many more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939629692
Publisher: Familius
Publication date: 07/14/2015
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 451,055
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Mike and Debbie Schramer’s nature art has been featured in many books, including Chairmania, Morning Glories, and Forget Me Not. Their work has also been in Travel and Leisure, Country Folk Art, and Faerie magazines as well as the Seattle Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times, among others. Their work has also been exhibited at the American Visionary Art Museum and the Seattle Art Museum, and the Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art has many of their intricate fairy pieces in their permanent collection. Their art has been collected and purchased by many well-known people, including film producer Gil Netter (Life of Pi, The Blind Side); actor Aidan Quinn; Jennifer Nicholson, daughter of actor Jack Nicholson; Mimi Danly, artist for Jim Henson; authors Mary Emmerling and Tricia Foley; and Bob Timberlake, artist, author, and designer.

Just a few of the hundreds of shops that have carried the Schramers’ nature art include Fillamento and Felissimo in San Francisco and New York and the Ferrin Gallery, the Utica, the Phoenix, the Panaca, and the Takashimaya galleries. Mike and Debbie’s beautiful art pieces have been in New York department stores as well as in showrooms, art auctions, and major art and miniature shows in other parts of the country as well. Commissioned pieces were accepted in the catalogue Finishing Touches for several years and for the New York Toy Fair by artist and author Lauren Mills.


Mike and Debbie Schramer’s nature art has been featured in many books, including Chairmania, Morning Glories, and Forget Me Not. Their work has also been in Travel and Leisure, Country Folk Art, and Faerie magazines as well as the Seattle Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times, among others. Their work has also been exhibited at the American Visionary Art Museum and the Seattle Art Museum, and the Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art has many of their intricate fairy pieces in their permanent collection. Their art has been collected and purchased by many well-known people, including film producer Gil Netter (Life of Pi, The Blind Side); actor Aidan Quinn; Jennifer Nicholson, daughter of actor Jack Nicholson; Mimi Danly, artist for Jim Henson; authors Mary Emmerling and Tricia Foley; and Bob Timberlake, artist, author, and designer.

Just a few of the hundreds of shops that have carried the Schramers’ nature art include Fillamento and Felissimo in San Francisco and New York and the Ferrin Gallery, the Utica, the Phoenix, the Panaca, and the Takashimaya galleries. Mike and Debbie’s beautiful art pieces have been in New York department stores as well as in showrooms, art auctions, and major art and miniature shows in other parts of the country as well. Commissioned pieces were accepted in the catalogue Finishing Touches for several years and for the New York Toy Fair by artist and author Lauren Mills.

Table of Contents

GETTING STARTED• Gathering and Preserving Natural Materials • Making the Basic Elements • FAIRY HOUSE PROJECTS • A Little Chair • A Fairy Table • The Poet’s Writing Desk and Chair • The Princess Canopy Bed • The Woodland Rocking Cradle • King of the Elves Bookshelf • Dresser for the Forest Gatherer • A Couch Made for Angelic Conversations • The Gnome's Woodstove and Sink • The Elfin King's Ancient Forest Piano • The Forest Cottage • Woodland Characters • The Fairy Garden • The Elfin Tea Party • The Garden Wishing Well • Tower for the Elfin King • The Gardener's Wagon • The Gardener's Potting Shed • The Fairyland Gazebo • The Fairyboat Bed • The Woodland Race Car • Theater in the Woods• EXTRA RESOURCES • Inspiration Gallery • Appendix A: Natural Materials • Appendix B: Resources

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