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How to Make Magical Fairy Bed With Modeling Clay

Updated on August 28, 2017
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L.M.Reid is an Irish writer who has published many articles. She creates numerous crafts that sell successfully.

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 you 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

Method

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

  • Cut a piece of clay measuring approx five inches by one and a half inches from the main block.
  • Cut another piece for the legs and bed cover
  • 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

Pillow

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

Mattress

  • Use the main piece to make the mattress. It is up to you how thick you want it to be
  • The legs do not need to be fancy as they will not be seen
  • Cut two small pieces to go across the mattress at each end
  • 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

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

Clay Fairy Beds
Clay Fairy Beds | Source

Step Three—Drying out the Clay

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

Step Four—Painting the Bed

  • It is easier to paint the bed before you glue it together. This way helps you avoid getting paint where it does not belong
  • Only paint the parts that will be seen because the rest will be glued together
  • 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

  • Paint the top of the cover a contrasting bright colour and use this to paint the top of the pillow too
  • 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.
  • Leave to dry completely before continuing

Painting the Fairy Bed
Painting the Fairy Bed | Source

Step Five—Gluing It All Together

  • Glue the cover to the mattress
  • Do the same to the pillow
  • Place in your fairy house

Furniture in Fairy House
Furniture in Fairy House | Source

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