First, I started with this wooden storage container that looks like 4 books standing together.
I purchased it at a garage sale for three dollars.
It also had a book drawer under the four books, but I separated them into two pieces.
Next, I used contractors glue and glued the container shut.
Before gluing it though, I did cut a hole out of the side of one of the books and glued in a window.
Where did I get the window?
I bought this Fisher Price toy castle and pulled apart the windows and the WORKING drawbridge!
I roughed up the plastic surface, but I don't know if the paint will flake later. If it flakes, I plan to buy outdoor paint and repaint it.
Notice how I painted a black rectangle to simulate
the "dark opening."
I cranked the drawbridge closed.
My granddaughters love this feature.
Here is the finished Fairy Book House,
with the little twig chair I made.
Personally, I think the fairy that decided to live in this house, likes to read her fairy tales outside while sitting in that chair.