Grafton locals Mary Ann & Bill Kearns and Claire & Jeff Martell gathered this past weekend to construct their creation for the Fairy Fest taking place this weekend. As you can see, a lot of work goes into designing, planning, and building these structures. We can't wait to see the finished product!
Curious about the guidelines our builders' creations share? They are as follows:
- Please use natural materials – feathers, dry grasses, leaves, sticks, pebbles, shells, bark from a fallen tree, milkweed, moss, nuts, pods, acorns, berries, gourds, miniature pumpkins, pinecones.
- All fairy houses must appear to be made entirely of natural components. Hot glue, acrylic spray, natural twine and other man-made items can be used but should be concealed by natural elements.
- Platforms or man-made support materials can be used for easier delivery and transport, but must be concealed with natural materials when installed on-site. There are a limited number of tree cookies available to builders from The Nature Museum. Please inquire about getting one to use as a foundation for your structure.
- Try to avoid using any reproductive materials (such as roots or seed pods) from invasive plant species that could spread the unwanted invasive plant.
- Houses may be any size and the theme of the house may be anything you wish.
- Please do not use any items of value in the houses.
- Please keep in mind that edible materials (such as nuts or seeds) will attract woodland creatures other than fairies.