Miniature Book Fairy Door with Miniatures.com
Blog hops are always fun to participate in, but I’m particularly excited about this one today! Today I am joining up with Miniatures.com and 5 other bloggers to share some super adorable tiny doors with you!
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Miniatures have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, through my Grandmother. It was her passion. She collected, staged and created miniatures for many years. As children, we would spend hours gazing at her creations. They filled an entire room (and then some)! It’s always something I’ve been interested in trying myself but until now I’ve never ventured into the craft of miniatures. When my Grandmother passed away earlier this year the interest became something I decided I should explore. Isn’t it funny how that works out? I had just been thinking about venturing into the tiny world of miniatures, even if it was just privately for myself and not a blog thing when the opportunity crossed my desk to join up with Miniatures.com and several other bloggers! It was perfect timing and I gladly jumped at the chance. Plus, tiny doors are adorable and so much fun! We were tasked with creating a tiny Elf or Fairy door. The theme was wide open! I had such a difficult time deciding how I wanted to make my tiny door. Even though it’s the holiday season, I chose to venture away from the holidays for a moment and create a Library Book Fairy Door!
Be sure to read to the end to see the other amazing Tiny Doors from some incredibly talented women and to enter the fun giveaway from Miniatures.com!
Here’s what you’ll need to create your own Book Fairy Door:
- Enchanted Elf Door Kit
- Philips Head Screwdriver
- Old Bookbindings (or a paper photocopy of some book bindings)
- Miniature Items and Decor (I used: Stack of Old books, 4 pc Book Set, Side Table, Chantilly Table Lamp, and a Shirvan Mosiac Rug)
- Polymer Clay
These door kits are super cute! They come with the wooden door and the platform for the door. You can decorate them in so many different ways! The handful of doors you see today will hopefully inspire you to create your own magical fairy or elf door!
The first step is to assemble your door platform. The platform comes with two screws to attach it together. I painted the base platform first before attaching them together with a small screwdriver.
After the platform is assembled, glue the old book bindings onto the back. I know I heard audible gasps from some of you… ruining books is a huge no no! I promise that I found these old books at a thrift shop, and they were in super sad shape and would have likely been thrown out anyway. I plan to use the pages from the sad books at a later date to do a book page craft of some kind. Nothing wasted! These old books will be loved to their very ends. If you don’t have old books that are falling apart to use the spines from or you have a problem destroying any books, then it would work just as well to use a printed photos of book spines.
Stain or paint your fairy door and glue it onto the front of the books.
I glued my door to the side of the stand so I would have room for my cute Miniature decor items! I also added a pretty rug on the base of the stand.
I tried to pick items that you might find in a library or study to add to my library book fairy scene. I loved this pretty side table and the working lamp! I drilled a small hole in the book behind the side table for the lamp cord to go through. The little tiny books are so amazing, they have actual pages in them!
The doors don’t come with handles, so I wanted to make a doorknob for my fairy door. I used a little bit of polymer clay to make a doorknob plate, and a knob and then I baked it and painted it bronze. I added a little bit of bronze paint to the knobs on the tiny side table too. The polymer clay doorknob was then hot glued to the door.
I also made a little leafy wreath for some extra color and decor to hang on the door. I used my Cricut Maker to cut the wreath out of Pebbled faux leather. You can add any extra little details you’d like! The pretty flowers were my grandmothers.
Set your door on the bookshelf with the other books. I tucked the power supply for the lamp behind the fairy door platform so it would be hidden from sight. It would be a fantastic hiding place for other items too!
Now you have a magical doorway for your library book fairy to come and go as they please! They will enjoy reading your books when you’re not looking. The fairy door also acts as a great bookend too if you can’t quite fill the shelf all the way (or don’t want to).
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