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How To Make a Fairy House From an Upcycled Detergent Bottle

How To Make a Fairy House From an Upcycled Detergent Bottle

An empty plastic detergent bottle is the perfect start to creating your own magical fairy house. This is a simple craft that will only take you about 10 minutes to complete, and it’s perfect for adding some charm to your outdoor garden areas.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2


  • Empty Detergent Bottle
  • Markers
  • Pine Cones
  • Artificial Flowers And Greenery


  • Craft Knife
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun


  1. First, you need to choose an empty bottle and clean it up. If you plan to paint your bottle, be sure that you allow plenty of time for it to dry before you begin the project.
  2. Using your marker or sharpie, draw a door and windows on your detergent bottle.Drawing windows and doors on a jug with a marker
  3. Once you have all of your doors and windows drawn, you can cut them out with your craft knife.Cutting windows and doors out of bottle with a craft knife
  4. Draw a black outline around your doors and windows to highlight them after you have cut them out.Darkening openings with a marker
  5. You need one or two pinecones to make the roof. Start by pulling the pinecones apart.Pulling apart a pinecone
  6. Glue the pinecone pieces to the top of your detergent bottle (the lid) with hot glue.Gluing pinecone pieces to the lid of a detergent bottle
  7. Now you can either draw in some branches and flowers with markers or you can glue on artificial versions with your hot glue gun.Gluing branches and flowers onto the front of a fairy house
  8. Add your new DIY fairy house to your fairy garden! When it’s finished, your fairy house will look a bit like this one:Fairy house jug beside a fairy figurine