Awesome Miniature Stone Houses


Building a house is not an easy task. Those who have gone through it know this very well and all the “torments” they went through to finally enjoy the desired peace and comfort. This being said, today you are going to learn something that is a bit easier, namely how to build a miniature house for your garden. You can make miniature houses out of river stones and this raw material is becoming increasingly popular for all sorts of DIY projects. It is easily available and most importantly, it’s free. The other materials for this project, such as adhesives or pieces of wood for the roof does not cost a fortune, and for this project you won’t need a significant amount of them. So just take a look at the selection of images below and choose your favorite miniature house to make for your garden.

#1. Enchanted Cottages – Small Fairy Tower

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#2. Garden Decor with Enchanted Cottages

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#3. Make a Stone Fairy House


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165 Responses to “Awesome Miniature Stone Houses”

  1. Joanna Bushman says:

    Love to make one. What adhesive should be use ? The house will be kept outside exposed to elements. Thank you – Joanna

  2. Joan Lowder says:

    These are just so cute. How fun to try to make one . Door looks like the challenge. Great job

  3. kathy says:

    Id like some instructions please?

  4. Lori says:

    Would love to build a house,

  5. Tracie reed says:

    Where can I find instructions for the fairy houses?

  6. Sally Jo Fuhr says:

    River rocks and canyon rocks are not always free. In some places, it’s illegal to take even one. Neither are they inexpensive. Checked with local quarry and decide to keep my eyes on the terrain everywhere I go, and wear deep pockets.

    • Chris Williams says:

      Dollar stores have them by the bags full

    • Marge Lock says:

      You can find those rocks at Lowes or Menards

    • JWK says:

      Look in the fish department by aquariums at Walmart, or Dollar Tree or buy pea gravel at LOWES or any hardware store..

    • Janet Chapman says:

      Dollar Tree Stores have very inexpensive supplies. Rocks, moss, sometimes tiny figures or accents. Hobby Lobby also when they have 50% off sale. I find things also at Goodwill, Thrift shops, etc.

  7. Karine says:

    What kind of a glue work the best for this proect?

    • D J Gagnon says:

      What kind of glue works best on the plastic bottles or wood? Is there some way to run off the instructions & pictures so my friends & I can try these (we are seniors so we don’t have much $ to spend on them, but they sure are cute. Thanks.

    • George-Ann Wood says:

      I use a glue gun on the houses I make. I have made a house with a stone fireplace and chimney and it worked fine. I will say working with rocks like in these pictures are rather time consuming but they turn out so beautifully!

  8. Star connelly says:

    Where arie the instructions

    • susann says:

      Click on the word source located under each picture – sometimes there is the name of the cottage listed beside the word source.

  9. Diane says:

    I absolutely LOVE this idea!! May I ask what kind of glue is used to attach the rock to the plastic? I want to try this but don’t want it to fall apart later.

  10. Karen Kennedy says:

    I would love to make one with my grandchildren they are amazing

  11. Sarah says:

    Cute. But I would like to see more. Like: what type of glue; how to attach to flooring; how to attach roof…

  12. Margaret says:

    Please send me details of these lovely fairy houses

  13. Debbie Kee says:

    Love these beautifiul stone houses I would like to have info sent to my email please

  14. Shele says:

    Are there any instructions for these?

  15. Lulu says:

    Wow, these are amazing. Would love to purchase one.

  16. shelly stoner says:

    These minature houses are fantastic! I can’t wait to make one!! Thank you for this post!!!!!!

  17. Lesley doak says:

    Do you have instructions to make the little house?

  18. Verna Avila says:

    I love to make one of these fairy houses. What do u use to make the pebbles stay?

  19. Sandra says:

    Omg,these are so adorable, love them

  20. Tyleen says:


  21. Alan says:

    What type of adhesive do you use for the rocks?

  22. Marianne Hampton says:

    I love all Fairy Garden craft projects….So much fun.

  23. sally says:

    Where are the instructions? The link said there was a tutorial.

  24. Trudy says:

    Oh my gosh! These mini stone houses are just darling!! I am inspired to try one myself…love them!

  25. Ruth Burns says:

    Is there directions on making these stone cottages? They are so cool.

  26. Susan says:

    They are so cute ,..I love them all .

  27. Julie says:

    So where’s the link for the diy on these fairy homes?

  28. Christine Ruscoe says:

    Love these houses great idea !

  29. Donna says:

    Love it

  30. Karen warvi says:

    Theses little stone fairy castles and tiny minitures are amazing works of art! I LOVE THEM AND WANT TO MAKE THEM!!!

  31. kathryn says:

    I think these would look beautiful in my yard.

  32. Vickie Elliott says:

    I love building tiny houses for my fairy gardens. Such a peaceful pleasure.

  33. Debbie says:

    I love these fairy houses, but how do you make them? I click on the pic but there are no insturctions.

  34. Shirley Williams says:

    These are beautiful

  35. Ingrid Blom says:

    and number 4

  36. Dianne Jenkins says:

    Hiw do I get instructions for these miniature stone houses they are amazing

  37. Frances says:

    How do you make the roof when using plastic bottle ?

  38. Mary says:

    These are gorgeous I want one of each to put around my yard.

  39. Linda Dunning says:

    Where can I purchase sup[lies for the miniature stone houses? i saw a link for it but then it disappeared!?

  40. susan says:

    Where do you get the little doors and windows and such?

  41. Sandra Molham says:

    I feel a cool project coming on!

  42. Deborah Frew says:

    I think #7 is the one I would like to build! Where do I get the instructions? This is an awesome idea!

  43. Jessie says:

    What type of adhesive did you use?

  44. Kim says:

    I had a hard time making a roof when I made the bottle framed fairy house can anyone help?

  45. Merlin says:

    What kind of adhesive do you use to glue the rocks together?

  46. april keith says:

    Where are the information on how to make them fairy houses?what kind of glue and what kinds of bottles use and what kind of roofs to use .

  47. ann says:

    Beautiful all

  48. Dora says:

    How do I get instructions on how to make picture number 3 of the Enchanted fairy house made from rock

    • Hayley says:

    • Carol says:

      The top part of the plastic water bottle that you cut off you keep to use for the roof later. Get an apoxy glue that dries fast as you add your pebbles. Once. Your walls are done, glue the roof onto the top of the walls and flip the top part and continue gluing the pebbles on the roof. Take your time. That is part of the fun of making these. I used to make these when I was a teenager . The part you cut out for the door can be covered in popicycle sticks cut to fit and stained to match some of the colors of your peggles. You an slowly add your chimney to finish off your roof. I love makeing these.

  49. Sharon Williams says:

    Would love info & pics of stone fairy houses!

  50. Pam Winslow says:

    These are awesome. I may have to give this a try.

  51. rhonda Bartley says:

    Love going through this they have great ideas for little or no money.ty for giving us new ideas

  52. anna inggriana says:

    The designs are very easy to follow and beautiful. But I wish, it is truly that easy to build a tiny house like that to live.

  53. Phoebe says:

    Oh zoo cute and awesome…

  54. Phoebe says:

    Soo not zoo… But all I can say is … I Believe in fairies I believe I believe…

  55. Lashay Reed says:

    I was curious as to where I could get instructions on how to build some of these little garden houses.

  56. Anne Nolan says:

    These are beautiful would love to make them what would I stick the stones on with?

  57. Denise D Moran says:

    What adhesive was used on these outdoor rock n plastic houses?

  58. Susan Gochee says:

    I would like to know how to make the fairy house to make with my granddaughter. I would appreciate anything you can tell me .

  59. Sneh Pritam singh says:

    Your ideas are so unique and beautiful ,really love them.

  60. Kim D. says:

    The cottages are phenomenal, cute as heck!

  61. B. M. says:

    Click on “source”under the picture.

  62. Kelly says:

    I would love instructions as well

  63. Cheryldurnil says:

    I think your houses are one of the best I have ever seen. Beautiful. Would it be possible to get instructions on how to make it. Thank u

  64. Pat Coffin says:

    I would like instructions to make the bottle fairy houses please.

  65. Brian Brooks says:

    What do you use to hold everything together? A hot glue gun or something? I wanna make one of these! These are so cute!

  66. Sharon Kelley says:

    Would like plans to make the stone houses

  67. Sharon Lantzer says:

    Would love information on how to build these

  68. AnnaMarie says:

    Where do you get directions to make these ?

  69. Amy says:

    Love to get the instructions

  70. Anita says:

    Would love to know more and instruction please.

  71. M T says:


  72. Georgina says:

    I would like to find instructions as well

  73. Tamara Watts says:

    I would like to know what kind of outdoor adhesive that was used on the rock to get get to stick to the plastic.

  74. Sunny holt says:

    Want instructions? Will pay??

  75. Bev M says:

    I would love to know what was used to adhere the stones for fairy house number 3 and also, what was used for the roof..

  76. Terry Schmidt says:

    Lov to info on fairy houses and any other kid friendly ones

  77. Bec says:

    Click on source under the photo of which one you’d like to build

  78. Marie sharman says:

    Could you let me have instructions on how to build these lovely little houses for my garden

  79. Sandra says:

    These are so amazing! I believe in fairies! I would live the links to some of these houses.

  80. Vickie says:

    Instructions please

  81. Bushy says:

    I would really appreciate the directions on the slate roof house and where did you buy the roofing materials? Thanks so much for sharing

  82. Bushy says:

    The directions are in the link under the photos “source”
    I would still like to know where to purchase slate for the roof of anyone knows? Thanks

  83. Lianie says:

    Search fairy house ideas on pinterest, the instrucions for the one with bottle is there and many others

  84. Just a rid bit from out West says:

    I have found river Rock really inexpensive in a multitude of sizes including fiat size down to pebbles in assorted colors at local drug stores like Rite Aid where 1 bag can run .50 cents to $1 dollar and weigh a few pounds.

  85. Smruti says:

    Beautiful. Would like to make theses.please provide the instructions especially about the roof and doors

  86. Joi says:

    Love them!

  87. Susan jackson says:

    Where can I get instructions for the Rock houses? Thanks!

  88. Erika says:

    You can get a big bag of those rocks at the dollar store

  89. Betty says:

    If you taught a Sabbath School or Sunday School lesson for children some would be awesome as tomb of Jesus, I think.

  90. MikeM says:

    I live in the mid west. You can get river pebbles 1/2″ to 3/4″ an Manards, Lowes, type place, There about $ 2.30 for 5lbs bag, For a abbessives i’m for to us CA glue from Gorilla glue. Then i’m going to grout the stone with kitchen/bath back splash and tub sealer cause it come in a tube with a fine tip. And think give it a bit more strength

    Hope this idea helps

  91. H. Brown says:

    Yay google is my king assisted me to find this outstanding internet site!

  92. Pamela J Reynolds says:

    I would love to try making one of these….where do you get the doors and windows? Are there any instructions that could be sent to my email? Thankyou

  93. Andrea says:

    You can buy doors and other mini size items to accessorize these cottages at any local craft store. Most craft stores always have and online coupon you can use to sacs around 40% off. Also these items often go on clearance and are normally fairly cheap!

  94. Renee Sue says:

    I can’t believe how many people are demanding for information. Try being grateful that someone shared with you at all. Sheesh!! If you use a tube of beige colored caulk to lay a foundation on the surface, small area at a time, and press the stones in, it will hold up outdoors just fine. You can buy the stones in various size bags in most pet departments (for fish tanks) or try Dollar Tree for smaller bags. Obviously, a dollar a bag. They may even have caulk! I have never made using a plastic base. Not sure how that will hold up outdoors. I purchased unfinished wooden birdhouses for outdoors and cardboard for indoors. Some hardware stores have small wooden shims that make adorable “shake” roof tiles. Good luck! …and be nice!!

  95. Jeanette Martinez says:

    Please provide instructions for building fairy houses…thank you!

  96. Tammy says:

    I get old bird houses at yard sales and or thirft stores and use dollar store pebbles. I use heavy duty hot glue gun to cover it

  97. Rebecca Ward says:

    Beauriful , I would love to have the instructions on how to build these !

  98. RJsdesigns says:

    Wood paint sticks or paint stirrers are cheap or free, bark from downed tree limbs, old branches trimmed and sanded or planed, scraps of wood from a lumberyard or handyman, craft sticks, moss ordried spanish moss, odd scraps of solid wood flooring.
    Glue must be outdoor weather resistant adhesive, both slow and fast setting, perhaps some waterproof grout, maybe brick or cement chips, broken clay pots, pieces of broken ceramic or stoneware plates, pieces of thick pexiglass or broken glass or mirrorwith sharp edges smoothed, tin snips & old metal/aluminum again with edges smoothed. Furniture wood stain can be used to darken materials to “age” them.

  99. Betty says:

    Click in the pics for directions on how to make these.

  100. S Castleman says:

    Would love instructions please

  101. Heather Warner says:

    Use Pinterest you guys to learn how to build these! Geez! They’re not that hard!

  102. Jennifer says:

    Click on the word source underneath the pictures for directions

  103. Sharyn says:

    This looks like a con. You are asked to download a PDF converter app and even when you do it doesn’t download the instructions or anything. I feel used and dirty. :-/

  104. Liz brindley says:

    Dolls house accessories would be the easiest way to make the windows and doors

  105. Alex says:

    Love to have instructions my grandaughter love one

  106. Christine Bee says:

    Can I please get the instructions for these houses? Or send me to a place I can get them please..Thank you…:)

  107. Jennifer Shattles says:

    Someone on Facebook said to use automotive grade silicone adhesive if you want it to hold up in the heat

  108. Linz says:

    Where do u purchase the No Nails stuff at?

  109. Jennifer says:

    Love the fairy homes! I want to build one a little bigger for me!

  110. Ann says:

    Hot glue sticks and hot glue gun. Will. Work

  111. Echo says:

    well geeze!!! sure would have been nice if they had actually given a link to the instructions…

  112. Jacqui says:

    Check at Hobby Lobby or Walmart for stones

  113. A. Skeen says:

    Hope I’m not repeating but noticed a few posts asking for instructions.
    The instructions are found under the photos. Click “Source” and it will take you to the website for that fairy house. One takes you to a wonderful Pinterest board full of fairy houses and others take you to websites with great instructions and supply lists. Hope this helps….

  114. Cecilia says:

    I would luv to try n make one for my boss

  115. Gayle says:

    Love these houses differently going to make the…

  116. Wendy says:

    Look up Wikihow How to make fairy house

  117. Lori says:

    The glue used is wood glue I’m trying mod podge cuz it’s what I have. Also if you click above I see the pictures that say Source it will take you eventually to the directions how to from point A to B. Good luck. And it’s important to form small squares for the pebble to stick or I will flip out… Good luck.

  118. Lori says:

    Love them all something to get my grandson on on

  119. Mary Spears says:

    I would love the how to. Can’t wait to start mine cuz I can get some from are river bed. Please send me the the DIY.

  120. Jamie Hack says:

    Instructions for fairy houses

  121. Jessie says:

    They used silicone glue

  122. Lori Janeiro says:

    Okay here’s the stuff the WOOD GLUE BY GORILLA is best glue for tiles. And the tiles are important. Glue gun should be used to fast set tiles and then coat over all with mod podge and or urethane. Using a soda bottle was to flimsy I went to a sunny D bottle. And there you have a wonderful FAIRY HOUSE….

  123. Crystal says:

    Buy large bags of these at Dollar Tree

  124. Dawn says:

    INSTRUCTIONS, look on pic #3
    “how to make a stong fairy house”
    and click on SOURCE under the pic and the instructions are there 🙂
    I will definitely be making lots of little houses

  125. Sandra says:

    Interesting things to make and I would love to make and spend times with my grandkids .

  126. Donna Smilley says:

    I agree that i want to know how to make them as well

  127. Garden Cynde says:

    Home Depot and Lowe’s have clear, waterproof silicon adhesive in the paint department. This is what I use.

  128. cotella england says:

    like them all

  129. dayle says:

    ive picked up stones out of my driveway and other places… ive thought about getting a bag of stones like what is used in fishtanks…used hot glue to make a pencil holder to go on a desk and a decorative birdhouse…they have both started falling apart…lolol…how well does that grout hold up…?

  130. Rachel haynes says:

    I go to the dollar store and buy pebbles and stones. Doesn’t cost much at all

  131. sue says:

    wondering about instructions ty?

  132. Dorothy M. says:

    I can figure out how to make the structure but what is used for the roof(s) besides the obvious wood?

  133. Phyllis Hearn says:

    On number 3 if you click on the source, it will give you directions to make it

  134. Kitty temple says:

    I Would also like instructions on how to make one of these fairly houses please..
    Thank you ?

  135. Nancy says:

    Marbles would be awesome too

  136. Kitty Temple says:

    I would love to make one of these for my granddaughters
    Fairy garden please could I have instructions.
    Thank you look forward to starting this little project.
    Kitty Temple 😊🤗

  137. Carolynn says:

    I’d love instructions

  138. Roxanne Chupp says:

    Instructions plz

  139. Alice Gutierrez says:

    Where would I get the instructions and the supplies I have a young child and this would be great to do with her.these are so cute

  140. Tessa says:

    I’d love some house making instructions please so i might attempt with my grandkids

    Thankyou so much x

  141. Daniel Naylor says:

    I have made a lot but can’t send pics ?????? Y not

  142. Renata Samson says:

    Hi I’m trying to find how to make these fairy houses when I click on th link then the source still bothingcomes up

  143. Barbara Bullen says:

    I would love to have the instructions. I plan on making a fairy garden and a flower bed that I have out front of my house.

  144. Joanne says:

    I would love instructions

  145. Theresa Miller says:

    I would love the instructions on how to make these fairy houses. Has anyone been able to get the instructions? Are find out where to get the instructions? The link doesn’t give the instructions.

  146. Sandy says:

    I bet E-6000 or E-7000 would work, its strong and dries fast.

  147. Claire says:

    What are the roofs made from?

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