I’ve seen faerie doors all over Pinterest, so this is one of my Pinterest Projects! I finally got around to making Our Faerie Door.
The main inspiration for this came from The Imagination Tree’s idea of Kindness Elves. I love this alternative to Elf on the Shelf. I wrote a little bit about it last year when I was thinking of new traditions to have for Christmastime. Last year I bought some gnome dolls that were in the girls’ stockings. They will be our Kindness Gnomes (unless I come up with a better name in the next couple weeks…).
I bought the door and doorknob on Amazon, but I imagine you could get it at a hobby shop that sells things for dollhouses. I used my woodburning tool to burn some fae-ish designs. Then, we used wood glue to glue it to the staircase.
Then we said this rhyme:
Faeries, faeries, everywhere,
Come to us so we can share
all the love we have for you.
Faeries, faeries, come on through!
I totally just made it up, on the spot, but Alma was pretty impressed. It sounded pretty authentic to her.
Alma loves our faerie door and I will often find her stretched out on the floor, talking to the faeries behind the door. She knows that it takes magic to open our faerie door, and that the faeries only come out when they are ready.
Pretty magical, right?
When Christmastime comes, the Gnomes will start appearing out of our faerie door, and I think that will just about blow her mind!