How To Make Tinker Bell’s House from The Great Fairy Rescue

Did you believe in Fairies when you were little? Fairy fever has swept over us in the USA. Tinker Bell, a long beloved supporting character in the Disney pantheon is enjoying her time in the spotlight. The third Tinker Bell movie in the series is Tinker Bell and The Great Fairy Rescue. It’s a film full of sweetness, friendship, wish fulfillment and fairy houses! Check the video above for a great sneak peek at what I am talking about.

Fairy Houses are enjoying a bit of a renaissance as well. It makes sense. A fairy’s got to have a place to live!  I’ve been making Fairy Houses since I was a little girl, playing in my yard. I spent long afternoons daydreaming, leafing through my dog eared fairy books and collecting found objects, dollhouse miniatures, leaves, twigs and flowers to make a suitable abode for any wayward fairies in need of lodging.

So when I went to see a sneak peek of the upcoming Tinker Bell Great Fairy Rescue film I think I was most delighted to see the attention to detail that was paid in the depiction of the fairy house created by x for Tinker Bell. It transported me back to my own childhood. When I had the thrilling chance to meet the designer who created that house (yes, he created the house in REAL LIFE prior to animation) and see some of the working prototypes, my hands started to get itchy. I started to sketch and to put together a list of materials. If I was a little girl watching that film in a theater I would probably be turning my popcorn box into a fairy house before I’d even buckled in for the ride home.

I love love love that fairy houses and fairy house crafting are going mainstream in such a big way. But I know not everyone is as crafty as myself or as talented as the clever designers behind this film. So I’ve made a cheat sheet for you moms out there that want to share the experience of fairy house crafting with your kids, without pulling out all your hair. Below you will find a cheat sheet that includes my sketches, and a materials list. Follow the directions and you will make a fairy house very much like the one in the movie. Stray and you will make a one of a kind treasure of your own. Either way you win! Scroll down for my sketches/drawings.

Materials List:

(Found Items)

  • Large Square Cracker Box or Cereal Box
  • Extra Cardboard
  • Large funnel or colander
  • Cotton Balls
  • Plain Paper Cup
  • Thimble
  • Metal Jacks
  • Red & White Mints
  • Postage stamp
  • Old Brooch (cameo)
  • Marbles
  • Bandaid or Candy tin
  • Spools (from thread)
  • Buttons
  • Pinto Beans
  • Old watch
  • Silk Flowers and Leaves
  • Fabric Scraps
  • Lavender/Blue Embroidery Floss
  • Breadboard or Washboard (for base if desired)
  • Jingle Bell

(Natural Materials)

  • Pinecones
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Moss
  • Straw
  • Twigs
  • Treebark


  1. Mark Schall says

    Wow, I am so pleased to find this posting. Thank you so much. My daughter decided she wants to be Lizzy from the movie since her name is Elizabeth and she wants to carry the fairy house with a Tinkerbell in it as her costume. I recently lost my job and was looking for a cheap costume so this works out great. I did a simple google search and your posting was on the first page. I can’t wait to make this with her. Your directions are great and the video link is so helpful. Thanks again.

  2. Christy says

    Awesome! Perfect for a party I am planning. Wish there was a pic of the finished product.

  3. Ralph & Christine Trksak says

    Thank you so much for sharing your fairy house plans.
    We made Tink’s house for our granddaughter and it came out beautifully!
    We had a lot of fun creating and sharing together.

  4. Ralph & Christine Trksak says

    thank you so much for sharing your plans on making tink’s house.
    we totally enjoyed working together on it for our granddaughter.

  5. says

    I love how you showed us how to make the fairy house and I’m looking up to catching a fairy and making the house


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