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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Toy Fairy Treehouse

I have had a few people ask about the boys' toy treehouse & how we made it so I thought I would make a quick how-to post that included some of the details.

To start off, we cut off a 2 foot branch from a fallen tree. It is important to make sure the branch has several off-shoot branches and that there are no bug holes, which would compromise the stability of the branch once it is upright.

For the base, we used a heavy particle board. Unfortunately, our base proved to be too soft and the branch wobbled. I would recommend using a heavy hard wood, as little children tend lean on the treehouse as they play with it.

I used paper to make a template for the platforms and cut them out of a 1/2 inch hardwood board. Then came the fun details:

Peg steps for friends who cannot fly.

A comfy hammock.

Little clothespins that hold playsilks on the back of the treehouse.

A fun felt party banner set a festive atmosphere - fairies love a good party!

A pulley to lower and raise a bucket. (Made from 2 dowel rods & a toothpick)

Now, off to play!


  1. Just lovely, we have a small loft in our home and when the boys were small they would send items down to the ground in a flying fox, such fun. they have grown up now, cheers from an Autumn New Zealand. Marie

  2. I love all the decorations youve added, it looks like so much fun

  3. What a great space to provide tons of creative play for your kids! I wish I could make one for mine too :)

  4. This is just about the sweetest play house I have ever seen! Wish you could come make one for my house!

  5. Love it! I didn't think to add a hammock when I made mine - I did add a bridge though: http://mylittleexplorer.wordpress.com/2011/07/18/toy-treehouse/


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