This is one of the first ever things I pinned on Pinterest, something I knew I would get around to at some point - I thought I had ages to get it done (after all my daughter is only just 5) - but we have our first wobbly tooth so this little project has suddenly become urgent.
|My inspiration - from apartmenttherapy.com|
As soon as I saw this idea I knew it would be magical for my daughter and could become a lovely family tradition. I love the idea of the tooth fairy needing a tiny door to get into the kids bedrooms. There are lots of different ideas for tooth fairy doors on Pinterest; mainly rustic, tree stump sort of doors, but it was these proper front door style ones that caught my imagination. Living in a Victorian house I love that the tooth fairy's door looks just like ours.
I bought a 1:12 scale dolls house door with matching knocker and door handle. The door frame is designed to sandwich the walls of a doll house, so I first filled the gap between both sides of the frame with balsa wood then painted the door and glued on the brass work. I chose a blue door because 1) its my daughters favourite colour 2) its the same colour as our front door and 3) its TARDIS blue - and who doesn't love that!
|Its always sunny in fairyland|
Originally I thought it would just open onto a plain bit of wall, but I was rather inspired by the blog header of Jennifer's Little World so created a little magical kingdom for the fairy to live in. I'm so glad I did it, its lovely to open the door and see this little secret world.
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