Friday, December 02, 2016

Day 2 - Cozy Fairy Beds

When I was a little girl, my Christmas stocking was always placed at the bottom of my bed. I'd wake up super duper early on Christmas morning and find a sock full of treats waiting for me. I'm sure this pleased my mother, as it gave her some extra sleep while I pillaged the stocking goodies.

Cozy fairy beds - Nichola Battilana

I am CERTAIN that fairies celebrate Christmas too. (In fact, fairies love celebrating so much, I'm sure that they partake in every possible holiday!) I wanted to give my fairies the same Christmas experience so, I've made my house fairies some little beds to get tucked into on Christmas eve. I've used a Gypsy Soul Mission Style Bed and a Standard Bed. I've added Leafy Corners to the Standard Bed as decorative accents. 

Cozy fairy beds - Nichola Battilana

The linens have been made from an old cotton pillowcase and the bedding is chopped from discarded sweaters. They are quite the cozy little things!

Cozy fairy beds - Nichola Battilana

I've also used the Christmas Shape Set to add a stocking to the end of the bed. I've dusted one with glitter and added a fuzzy trim... but if you want to get extra fancy, use the cutout as a template and cut 2 shapes out of felt. Glue the edge together and you'll have made a cute little stocking you can put the tiniest of treats inside!

Cozy fairy beds - Nichola Battilana

Now my fairies will be tucked safely into drawers and cupboards, no-so-patiently waiting for Santa's arrival. If you want to create your own wee beds, HERE is a video showing just how I put these cuties together.

Happy holidays to you and your fairy folk

Acrylic paint
Cotton fabric
Old sweater
Felt & fuzz (if making stocking)


  1. Oh I feel the need for a holiday fairy nap! : ) Of course fairies celebrate the holidays too. When I was a boy I thought the fairies were responsible FOR the holidays — well, at least the ones that got us out of school. Why else would we be allowed to stay home if not for fairies exerting their will on mean, stodgy old teachers and principals? :)

    1. Totally agree! I mean, Santa is supposed to be a 'jolly old elf' and he DOES have those little fellows working for him. I'm sure the fair folk are the real force behind the holidays.

  2. I used to do things like this when I was a little girl! I loved the idea of some little being I couldn't see having a cozy corner to live in. So I guess I know what I am doing this afternoon lol

  3. Yes I do follow you - sometimes I am very quiet so you don't know I am around. But you are so talented I have to give a Bravo every now and then. I love your little fairy world.
    sandy xx

  4. Cute..cute..cute. You sure can come up with adorable ideas for these little creatures/people
    ..Love it!

  5. Oh...I simply can't....I know what my faerie loving young friends are getting next Christmas.

  6. Eeeek! Squeal! I just want to shrink down and curl up in one of those beds!