Not my usual crafty offering, I hear you say? I hear you. But when your mum texts you with a request and flatters your skill, how can you say no?
So I did a bit of research and there are hundreds of versions of fairy doors out there. There are bright coloured doors, glitter doors, doors in skirting boards, doors carved into tree trunks, you name it.
The fairies of my childhood were created out of the minds of writers like Enid Blyton, JR Tolkein and Roald Dahl. They were fairies of nature, not of fimo.
So I took the dog for a walk and came back with a collection of twigs and sticks and garden detritus, then glued it all together to make my own version of a fairy door and two windows for my ma to put in her garden to delight the grandchildren in her quest to be the ‘coolest grandma ever’.
Follow the same instructions for the windows, but colour the balsa yellow and put the twigs in a cross shape to make the frame.