How to Make a Fairy Bed With Modeling Clay

Updated on February 11, 2018
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L.M.Reid is an Irish writer who has published many articles. She creates numerous crafts that sell well at craft shows.

Fairy House with Furniture
Fairy House with Furniture | Source

How to Make a Fairy Bed

If you are making a Fairy House, then you will need to make some furniture as well. This article shows you how to make the beds from clay.

I have given step-by-step instructions with photographs so that you can create your own awesome beds.

Materials Needed

  • Air dry clay
  • Sharp scissors or blade
  • Acrylic paint – two colours
  • Glue gun and sticks
  • Small roller

Making a Fairy Bed
Making a Fairy Bed | Source

Fairy House Furniture


Decide the size of the bed you are going to make to fit your fairy house

The ones I made here are four inches by one and a half inches.

Step One—Cutting the Clay to Size

  1. Cut a piece of clay measuring approx five inches by one and a half inches from the main block.
  2. Cut another piece for the legs and bed cover
  3. Wrap the main block up and make airtight before you begin to work with the cut piece

Make a Fairy Bed
Make a Fairy Bed | Source


  1. Cut a small piece at one end to make the pillow.
  2. To make it look more realistic leave some creases in it.
  3. Put this aside to dry.


  1. Use the main piece to make the mattress. It is up to you how thick you want it to be
  2. The legs do not need to be fancy as they will not be seen
  3. Cut two small pieces to go across the mattress at each end
  4. Stick these to the bed with a tiny bit of water

Measuring the Cover
Measuring the Cover | Source

Step Two—Making the Cover and Pillow

  1. Take a smaller piece and roll out so it is very thin
  2. Put the mattress on top of it in the middle
  3. Cut around the clay leaving enough room so the cover will fall over the mattress when it is made
  4. Place the cover on top of the mattress to shape it
  5. Bend the top over to make it look more like a bed cover
  6. Have a look at the photo to see how I shaped mine. The creases make it look very realistic
  7. When you are satisfied with how it is, add the pillow
  8. Shape this to the size you want

Clay Fairy Beds
Clay Fairy Beds | Source

Step Three—Drying Out the Clay

  1. Separate the mattress and pillow. Cover and put aside to dry.
  2. Be careful to keep the shape of the cover as you want it.
  3. Drying will take about twenty-four to thirty-six hours depending on the heat of the room.
  4. It is also best to turn the pieces over half way through the drying process.

Step Four—Painting the Bed

  1. It is easier to paint the bed before you glue it together. This way helps you avoid getting paint where it does not belong
  2. Only paint the parts that will be seen because the rest will be glued together
  3. Two contrasting colours will give you the best effect

I used white for the part of the mattress that will be showing once the cover is on to give the impression it is a white sheet

I also used the same colour for the part of the cover that is turned over. This also looks like it is a sheet that is under the cover

  1. Paint the top of the cover a contrasting bright colour and use this to paint the top of the pillow too
  2. It is best to make sure you have the sides of both of these painted properly because it will be very messy once they are stuck on.
  3. Leave to dry completely before continuing

Painting the Fairy Bed
Painting the Fairy Bed | Source

Step Five—Gluing The Bed

  1. Glue the cover to the mattress.
  2. Do the same to the pillow.
  3. Place in your fairy house.

Furniture in Fairy House
Furniture in Fairy House | Source

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