Making a Cement Mushroom Fairy House

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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

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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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    Kakrona Pos

    20 days ago

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

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    Bellacricket

    Question 21 days 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 D2HBellacricket

    Answer 21 days ago

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

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    SheGeek

    26 days 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 D2HSheGeek

    Reply 22 days ago

    Thanks for your interest ! that's portland cement.

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    Creative D2HSheGeek

    Reply 22 days ago

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

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    SheGeekCreative D2H

    Reply 22 days 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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    seamster

    26 days ago

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

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    plantmgr

    Question 22 days 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 D2Hplantmgr

    Answer 22 days 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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    Daisytikityke

    Question 22 days ago on Step 5

    What is the time frame for constructing the house? Did you make all the additions on the same day so the new concrete would adhere to the basic structure?

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    Creative D2HDaisytikityke

    Answer 22 days ago

    This project took me almost 4 days of work. it is necessary to wait for each step to dry. it is necessary to wet the surface before adding the new cement layers.

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    Daisytikityke

    Question 22 days ago

    Also, what is sparadrap? I have never heard of it in the US.
    Wonderful project and an incredible paint job!!

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    Creative D2HDaisytikityke

    Answer 22 days ago

    Sorry, I mean "Compress". I already corrected the error, thanks for the remark