How Do you Use a Fairy Door?
how to use a fairy door

A Fairy Door can be used for many different things, the biggest being to help to encourage imaginative play and boosting the child’s imagination. These are the most common uses among parents that have introduced a Fairy portal into their home.

  • Overcoming their a Fear of the Dark
  • Imaginative Play
  • Portal for the Tooth Fairy
  • Monsters under the bed and in the cupboard
  • Giving up Soothers
  • Starting School
  • Rewarding Good Behaviour
  • Helping a Child with Loneliness
  • Celebrating Special Occasions, Birthdays, Easter and Christmas
  • Easing Worries and Anxiety
handmade door for fairies ireland
Handmade Doors

These Magical doorways are designed to bring laughter, hope, imagination, creative play, encouragement and comfort to children. The most enchanting thing about Fairy Doors are that they go way beyond their decorative features, so as a result they are used to assist children with many of life’s obstacles and difficult moments.

In this Video I show you how a Fairy Door can be Attached to a Tree.
what is a fairy door

What is a Fairy Door?

Fairy Doors are miniature Fairy portals that you attach to a wall, tree, shelf or cupboard. They will create a magical doorway to fairy land that can only be accessed by your fairy.

Using a fairy door in your home can be a fun and exciting way to create some magic and boost your child’s imagination

So a Fairy Door can only be entered by a fairy. By fixing the door to a wall, you create an magical doorway to an enchanted land. This imaginary world of make-believe is a special realm where the fairy lives. As a result they can travel to communicate and leave gifts for the child. So here are some things to bear in mind when selecting your fairy door;

  • Find a Nice Location
  • Choose your Fairy Door. Is it going to be Outside? There are a range of Weatherproof doors for attaching to trees and fences
  • Select suitable Accessories to set the scene and for your fairies to have fun with.
Here we are installing a Fairy Trail at the Ardilaun Hotel in the heart of Galway City
selection of fairy entrances
Resin Fairy Doors are suitable for outside

Communication with your Fairies 

Children can write notes or draw pictures for their fairy, who in turn may write back. So this is such a creative way to encourage your child to express themselves and just maybe, “Your fairies” may communicate back to encourage your child.

The Fairy Door introduces a child to a secretive fairy friend because it then gives the most amazing opportunity to communicate with them through it. So Most Kids love secrets, whether that be imaginary friends or just by keeping ‘secrets’. Secrets are special and magical to a child. 

But the ‘magic’ is however dependant upon you ‘the parent’ to be secretly involved in the fun by leaving the occasional fairy note or gift for your child to discover  

Some Christmas Themed Fairy Doors

Special Fairy Rewards

Fairy Doors are also a great way to reward a child for doing well and to encourage Positive behaviour. 

Because as parents, we realise how hard it can be at times to persuade our kids to tidy up their bedroom, finish their homework, help around the house and even be nice to their brothers and sisters to. But a Fairy Door helps by turning these chores into things that “fairies are watching and can reward”.

By secretly leaving treats, gifts and cards outside the door ‘from your fairy’ anytime you notice your child doing something you like, you create a powerful tool to positively influence your child.

different types of miniature doors for a fairy garden
Different Types of Fairy Doors

How do you Decorate a Fairy Door

Just like their us fairies love to decorate their fairy doors to celebrate the seasons. So you can help them do this by adding adorable fairy sized decor outside your door depending on the time of year. You can create your own or buy ready made decorations to keep your fairies happy.

From Valentine’s Day through to Christmas there are a myriad of opportunities to adorn these diminutive doors. Think glittery hearts and candies for Valentines day, miniature eggs and baskets for Easter along with some spring flowers, and tiny tinsel and trees for Christmas. The list is endless and lots of fun, but it will also ensure your fairies will stick around it their well kept surroundings!

wooden fairy entrance into a tree

So If you fancy trying your hand at Fairy Gardening then why not check out my video for about 8 years ago!

One of the first gardens i made. As a result we are full time Fairy Gardeners!

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