Making a Cement Mushroom Fairy House

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Introduction: Making a Cement Mushroom Fairy House

About: Hello ! I'm Creative D2H, You can see in my posts how to make beautiful things, to create houses of history, fairy houses, recycling ideas, decorations, crafts,and paint. They use very cheap materials and alwa…

In this instructable I show you how to make a mushroom fairy house using mainly a cement. It’s fun to make and you can use it as an awesome decoration indoor or in your garden. Generally, this type of project is done with modelling clay, I took the initiative to do it with cement to produce a robust, non-fragile and water-resistant decorative piece

Supplies

Cement 2kg

Aluminium foil

Acrylic Paint

Pebbles

Hot Glue Gun

Trowel

Bucket

Sculpture tools

Brush

Sand paper C180

Compress

Step 1: Making the Basic Shape

To build the basic shape of my house, I mainly use aluminum foil. I start by wrapping a small ball of aluminum foil, and then I gradually cover it by making several layers until reaching the desired shape. To glue both parts, use the hot glue gun.

Step 2: Cover With Compress

Afterwards, I cover all the aluminum foil with the compress. This step step is very important for the preparation of the next step which is the cover with cement. A Compress layer is needed to attach the cement with the aluminum foil, and also to make the surface smoother and more robust. To glue compress with aluminium, use the hot glue gun.

Step 3: Cover With Cement - 1st Layer

We will make two layers of cement. The first layer is with a mixture of cement more liquid and less viscous; an amount of more water is used in this mixture. For this reason, you can use a brush to cover all the house with liquid cement, it is more practical and faster.

This layer may not exceed 4mm thick of cement.

Step 4: Cover With Cement - 2nd Layer

After drying, a more viscous cement mixture is prepared for use as a modelling clay. You can add sand in the mix for a better result. This layer must be thicker so that we can make the door and the windows afterwards. To make the surface smoother, the use of water from time to time is necessary. The only tool used in this step is the trowel.

Step 5: Making the Door and Windows

After 2 hours and using the carving tool, we begin by drawing the door with the grooves to add the wood effect. Small rectangular pieces of cement are cut, and using water to glue them around the door. With this method, you can get a wooden door and stone sides.

Then we make the holes for windows with the same tools.

Step 6: Making Toadstools and Plants

Using aluminum foil, we make miniature mushrooms. they are then covered by compress and then the two layers of cement are made. Regarding plant production, I used different tree leaves as mussels. The technique is simple, we cover a part of the sheet with cement and wait until it has dried.

Step 7: Paint

I used acrylic paint for painting. You can also use watercolors and watercolor crayons. It's up to you. In the end you can seal the paint using some matte spray varnish.

Step 8: Finish

Finally, I ended up with a wonderful fairy house as shown in the attached photos :)

Step 9: Watch

In order to not miss any details and to follow all the real chain of the instructable, enjoy to watch the video tutorial attached.

I hope you like my instructable. See you!

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    24 Comments

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    SheGeek
    SheGeek

    2 years ago

    This is absolutely incredible!! I've got to grab some cement and gauze to do one myself.This is so inspiring, my mind is swirling with different ideas to do up. Any specifics about what cement to look for?

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    Creative D2H
    Creative D2H

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks for your interest ! that's portland cement.

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    SheGeek
    SheGeek

    Reply 2 years ago

    Oh, cool! What did you mix it with?

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    Creative D2H
    Creative D2H

    Reply 2 years ago

    The best mixture : 2cup cement + 1cup sand + water

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    zacnmollysmom
    zacnmollysmom

    Reply 4 weeks ago

    what type portland cement do you use there is 5 types? for the first layer, do you have sand mixed in that as well?

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    zacnmollysmom
    zacnmollysmom

    Reply 4 weeks ago

    is it just sandbox sand or is there a particular type?

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    SheGeek
    SheGeek

    Reply 2 years ago

    They should be paying you a commission; your work is truly inspiring! I'm so excited to try playing around with cement!

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    zacnmollysmom
    zacnmollysmom

    Question 4 weeks ago on Step 6

    what did u do to attach smaller mushrooms

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    Bellacricket
    Bellacricket

    Question 2 years ago on Step 9

    This is awesome. Thank you this instructable. I have been inspired to create more shapes with foil as a base. But I'm still not sure what "compress" is. Is it a gauze wrap? Could I use some sort of quilt batting instead? I have plenty of that.

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    Creative D2H
    Creative D2H

    Answer 2 years ago

    Yes, it's gauze wrap, I'm not sure it can work with quilt batting.

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    HeatherM69
    HeatherM69

    Reply 9 months ago

    also cheese cloth from the dollar store works great :)

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    HeatherM69
    HeatherM69

    Question 9 months ago on Introduction

    this is amazing! thanks for making the vid! Q - how does the wet cement stick to the dry cement? thanks :)

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    Kakrona Pos
    Kakrona Pos

    2 years ago

    What inspired you to had this idea and make it out?
    It's really incredible!

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    attosa
    attosa

    2 years ago

    Very impressive!! :)

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    seamster
    seamster

    2 years ago

    So cute! And such great little details. Very well done : )

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    Creative D2H
    Creative D2H

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you so much!

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    plantmgr
    plantmgr

    Question 2 years ago on Step 6

    Great video and will try this to add to a garden I want to create. However I cannot find any information about adding the second “roof” underneath the main roof. Any steps omitted?

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    Creative D2H
    Creative D2H

    Answer 2 years ago

    Thank you for your interest ! you're right, this step is not very clear. you can see the attached photos taken from one of my other projects that can help you better understand the realization of the second roof.

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