Fairy Doors | Polymer Clay Tutorial Vol-077

Polymer Clay Fairy Doors - Polymer Clay Tutor6 Videos #572 to #577: Enchanted miniature decor for the Gnomes and Fairies that may be scampering around your home.

I have been getting requests for a Fairy Door Tutorial for some time now, and had never gotten around to it. Now that I have, I can see that they are so much fun, and I’m sure I’ll be making lots of them!

Fairy Doors are wonderful little doorways into the magical miniature world of whimsy. You will find them in homes, gardens and forests. Some are large (around 8 – 10 inches) to accommodate gnomes and elves… and some are small (only 1 – 2 inches), more suited for Fairies, mice or maybe even a Borrower or two.

If you have never been exposed to the idea of Fairy Doors and all the wonderful and creative ways they can be placed, then do a quick search on Pinterest or Google and you’ll be delighted and amazed. You’ll find they are in forests and parks, cafes and back lanes, in homes nestled in stairwells or embedded onto a Mantle. Basically, anywhere that a Fairy, Gnome or Elf would like to live, is the perfect place for a faerie door.

And if fairy doors around your home are not your thing, you can make them into jewelry, or you can use the techniques that you learn in this very full tutorial, in other polymer clay projects.

Posted just below is a Sneak Peak and overview of my Polymer Clay Fairy Doors Tutorial. The rest of the 6 part video series will be posted tomorrow (Friday, October 3rd, 2014) in Vol-077 at the Polymer Clay Tutor Library.

BTW, if these Polymer Clay Fairy Doors look exciting to you, please do click that YouTube Like button. Many of you have been giving the Thumbs Up to the weekly YouTube videos, which is great… Thank You! However, these monthly intro clips need some love as well. When they don’t get as many likes, it makes it look like they are not appreciated as much… which surely can’t be true with all the nice comments you all leave :)

Vol-077-1: Video #572: Introduction: In this 6 part video tutorial series, you will learn how to make a wonderful full sized fairy door with a faux brick surround, a faux wooden door, faux stone entrance and creative accessories such as a whimsical lantern and post of miniature sweet pea vines. Included are many tips, tricks and techniques that you can use to create an adorable project in the colors and styles I suggest, or your own. Truly a one-of-a-kind polymer clay project. This project would make a great gift for yourself, a friend or a child. Plus all the techniques are great for making whatever other polymer clay creations you can dream up!

Pt 2 Fairy Doors Tutorial - Polymer Clay TutorVol-077-2: Video #573:
Faux Brick:

In this video you will learn how to take some scrap polymer clay, and create a base that will become your fairy door with a faux brick surround. I will show you some neat tricks for laying out your design and how to make your own grout/mortar tool out of a popsicle stick. You’ll also learn the techniques you need to get a realistic texture on your faux brick, that will have you swearing that the tiny replica’s are actually real!

Pt 3 Fairy Doors Tutorial - Polymer Clay TutorVol-077-3: Video #574:
Coloring Brick & Faux Wood Door:

In this video I will show you the tips and tricks for creating the awesome texture for the faux wooden door, and then how to give the brick and the wood it’s realistic coloring using chalk pastels. With the right tools and techniques, you’ll be surprised just how quickly and easily the polymer transforms from a hunk of random bits of clay, to the realistic look of brick and wood.

Pt 4 Fairy Doors Tutorial - Polymer Clay TutorVol-077-4: Video #575:
Faux Stone and Accessories:

In this video you will use the skills learned while making the brick, and transfer them into a faux stone entrance way for your lovely fairy door. This faux stone technique can not only be used as the flooring for your tiny front step, but can be also be used in place of the brick that surrounds your small little door (if you like). In addition, you will learn how to take common jewelry findings and household items, and combine them to make door handles, windows, hinges and house lights. Let your junk drawer and your imagination run wild, and see what kind of creative accessories you can come up with for your little gnome home entryway!

Pt 5 Fairy Doors Tutorial - Polymer Clay TutorVol-077-5: Video #576:
Flower Pots Sweet Pea Vines:

In this video you will learn how easy it really is to fashion the worlds tiniest sweet pea vines that climb the brick and wind their way around the door to your fairy house. Even though they are incredibly tiny and very detailed, that doesn’t mean they are hard to make. You just have to know the tricks on how to make them. They do take awhile, but they are well worth the effort, for the resulting looks you’ll get from your admiring friends (and the appreciation from the Fairies you planted them there for).

Pt 6 Fairy Doors Tutorial - Polymer Clay TutorVol-077-6: Video #577:
Baking Finishing Antiquing:

In this final video of the series, you will receive the knowledge of exactly how to bake, finish and antique your creation to perfection. I’ll also share with you some unique ideas for modifications and personalization, so that you can truly feel proud of the this project for many delightful years to come!

Other Suggested Supplies:

  • Baking tray with foil pan or card stock for tenting.
  • Wooden Popsicle Stick.
  • Paper Towel.
  • Small selection of findings and household items for handles, hinges, lights, etc.
  • Scrap Clay.
  • Grid Ruler.
  • Old Toothbrush and Coarse Brush for Texture.
  • Coarse Grit Sandpaper 50 grit.
  • Super Glue or other polymer clay safe glue if needed.

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The full video series for the Polymer Clay Fairy Door Tutorial described above, is available in Vol-077 at the Polymer Clay Library.

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  1. Jocelyn C, 02 October, 2014

    Thank you!!!! Too much fun! Christmas decorated doorways for this one!!!!

  2. Cindy Lietz, 03 October, 2014

    You’re welcome! These doors would be fabulous decorated for Christmas! A wreath on the door? A decorated tree out front? Some boughs? Some presents? Maybe snow? Lots of cool things come to mind…

  3. Jocelyn C, 03 October, 2014

    Cindy, you taught me so much great stuff in that video series!!! Only I am stuck on the wall lanterns, lol. I cannot stop making them! Help? Hee hee.

  4. Susna R, 02 October, 2014

    How you keep cranking out these new and beautiful pieces is beyond anything I could ever imagine :) SO happy I found you to learn from your mistakes!
    Take care,
    Susan R.

  5. Cindy Lietz, 03 October, 2014

    Thanks Susan! I make things that I would enjoy having… then hopefully there are others who would enjoy them too.

  6. Sherry L, 02 October, 2014

    How charming these little doors are, looking forward to tomorrow’s tutorial :)

  7. Cindy Lietz, 03 October, 2014

    Looking forward to seeing pictures of your fairy doors Sherry!

  8. Jae B, 02 October, 2014

    These are so cute!

  9. Cindy Lietz, 03 October, 2014

    Thanks Jae! Bet you could add your own creative spin to them…

  10. Michelle A, 02 October, 2014

    I believe you have outdone yourself on this one Cindy, this looks amazing!

  11. Cindy Lietz, 03 October, 2014

    Thank you Michelle! Would love to see pictures of your little fairy door!

  12. Dixie Ann, 02 October, 2014

    Whoa! just in time Cindy, am just starting on a covered journal and wanted to use a fairy door. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Thank you!

  13. Cindy Lietz, 03 October, 2014

    Weird how that happens, Eh Dixie Ann? Using these fairy doors on a journal is an awesome idea!

  14. Elizabeth Kerr, 03 October, 2014

    Hi Cindy
    havent been around for some time but was so excited when i saw the latest tut
    on the fairy doors.
    Have always been interested in them, but never got around to doing.
    So thank you so much,will be really enjoy doing them.

  15. Cindy Lietz, 03 October, 2014

    Nice to see you again Elizabeth! I hope the fairies enjoy the new homes you create for them!

  16. Patt W, 03 October, 2014

    Oh boy! Guess what everyone is getting for Christmas ? So charming and cute. This is something that all my family will enjoy. TY again and again.

  17. Cindy Lietz, 03 October, 2014

    I know… perfect thing for Christmas Eh? I figured it would be a good time to do the tutorial. I’ll be giving away a few for Christmas myself. Have the two big ones now… one for my mom and one for myself. Now to make a few others for my nieces and nephews and possibly Doug’s mom… better keep goiong I guess! :)

  18. Pat L, 03 October, 2014

    Hi Cindy, love the fairy doors. Thinking about making small ones to hang by chain over a wine bottle for Christmas from my house to yours. I’ll never get old since you keep my brain active. Thank you, Pat

  19. Cindy Lietz, 03 October, 2014

    What a clever idea Pat! Would not of thought of that. Maybe the recipient can then hang the chain on a door knob or something. Love to see pics when you’re done!

  20. Cindy Lietz, 03 October, 2014

    Hey guys, I thought it might be fun to send you to this link to a website called Urban Fairies Operations… a sight that contains maps and photos of the Fairy Doors of Ann Arbor Michigan. Have fun…

  21. Tina Adams, 03 October, 2014

    Truly lovely… you have really outdone yourselves on this project ! How much would you sale each of the large doors for ?

    Take care

  22. Cindy Lietz, 05 October, 2014

    Thank you Tina! Price would be a little tricky to determine, since they do take a while to make and the supplies could be expensive (or totally cheap), depending on what you use for findings.

    For the large doors (the sample and the one I made in the tutorial) I wouldn’t charge less than $60 if I wanted to at least recover some of the time but still wanted it to sell. But value wise it should be worth more than that. In the right market it could sell for over $100 and would be profitable to sell. Maybe in some of the specialty garden shops or to interior designers?

    Could be difficult to sell at craft fairs or to compete on Etsy with the $20 doors… but maybe not? It really depends on the photos and the descriptions and how and who you market them to. Hopefully that answers your question!

  23. Lesley Symons, 04 October, 2014

    Fairy doors! Been meaning to do this for ages… one word … enchanting! Thank you so much Cindy, you always offer something new and different (and yes, we ALL need a little magic in our lives :-)

  24. Cindy Lietz, 07 October, 2014

    I agree Lesley! SO happy that you are enjoying the tutorial!

  25. Cherie H, 04 October, 2014

    Awesome video Cindy! They are way too cute!! And the texture you have on the bricks and stones …. so real.

  26. Cindy Lietz, 07 October, 2014

    Thanks Cherie! I am glad you liked it! Looking forward to seeing pictures.

  27. Janet Mundziak, 04 October, 2014

    I LOVE these doors!! I have been wanting to make fairy doors for a long time now – you make it look so easy. I am so excited!!! thanks so much for your willingness to show us how to do all these wonderful projects.

  28. Cindy Lietz, 07 October, 2014

    You are more than welcome Janet! That is great that you find the project easy. DO send pics when you get one finished!

  29. Kim Tait, 04 October, 2014

    LOVE the fairy door!!! Thank you for the great techniques. Thank you for breaking things down into simple, manageable steps. Your teaching style is the best. And thank you Doug for the great video quality.

  30. Cindy Lietz, 07 October, 2014

    Thanks so much for saying that Kim! I am super happy you are loving the fairy doors!

  31. Elaine Faulks, 05 October, 2014

    Hi Cindy,

    Just packing to go on holiday for a few days but thought you would like my first attempt at a fairy door (made in February 2013.) I am no great shakes at photography and am still learning I.T. stuff.

    I used your blonde faux wood tutorial for the door and your Grape Hyacinth Cane for the flowers. The door opens and shows a fairy glade behind, but I had difficulty closing it so had to stick it shut. I am still experimenting with hinges and have found strips of leather embedded in the clay works best. Got to be up real early tomorrow so will say bye for now and great that you have done this one. Perhaps I will paint a scene of a Christmas tree all lit up to look at when you open the door

    Elaine Faulks Polymer Clay Fairy Door

    Best wishes …………Elaine….xx

  32. Cindy Lietz, 05 October, 2014

    Oh My Gosh Elaine that is too awesome! Love your use of the elements from the other tutorials! Have a wonderful holiday! ‘See’ you when you get back…

  33. Dixie Ann, 05 October, 2014

    Wow Elaine you did an awesome job on the fairy door. Nice work.

  34. Dixie Ann, 05 October, 2014

    Cindy Leitz, question on adhesives. What do you recommend to glue the door to a journal cover?
    Would the weldbond do the job? Please advise. Thanks Doll.

  35. Cindy Lietz, 06 October, 2014

    Hi Dixie Ann, Weldbond or E6000 should do the job quite nicely! Do make sure to share some pics… I’d love to see how it turned out!

  36. Joy D, 05 October, 2014

    Cindy, I loved this tutorial series! As usual, your directions are terriffic!

  37. Dixie Ann, 06 October, 2014

    Thanks Cindy, weldbond worked great. Also here is a tip for everyone if you don’t have any sand available to sprinkle on the door. You can use a little bit of kitty litter. It works great and it’s consistancy is just like sand and the color is a dark gray. :)

  38. Cindy Lietz, 07 October, 2014

    Unused Kitty Litter I presume? :P Great idea! Way to think out of the box… the kitty litter box that is! lol

  39. Michelle A, 06 October, 2014

    LOVE IT!!!! Can you hear me singing, lol. I think this is the best Fairy Door I’ve seen out there. I’m gonna call mine an Angel door – teeheehee.

  40. Diane V, 06 October, 2014

    Adorable! I can’t wait to learn how to do these. They are also giving me some ideas for my gingerbread houses….. :)

  41. Debi S, 08 October, 2014

    The second my 3 Year old granddaughter saw these fairy doors I have not heard the end of it. So our together project is now the doors. She had to have one at home and one at Nana’s house.

    Thanks so much for such a great tutorial. You sure make life interesting for us!

  42. Cindy Lietz, 09 October, 2014

    How cool is that! Thanks Debi for sharing that cute story. Make sure you take some photos of your fairy doors. I’d love to see what you two create together! :)

  43. Peg C, 07 November, 2014

    Thank you, Cindy! I was so excited to see this tutorial. Just this summer I started collecting things to make a fairy garden. I’m using a fake pumpkin (maybe) and I sent for a fairy mold. I hope to make the koi pond and waterfall and have real plants around it. I am glad you said that everything could be left outside. Now I can hardly wait to get started.

  44. Lena S, 12 November, 2014

    I finally finished my fairy door. Very fun! I loved Dixie Ann’s idea for using one as a journal cover.

    I was also able to use up this weird brown Fimo I had. When conditioning, it goes from hard and crumbly to sticky and gooey. There is no in-between. Happy to get rid of it! Wonder if it was a bad batch or something. No worries. I’m a Premo girl now.

    Here is a link to the fairy door and a couple of photos.

  45. Dixie Ann, 12 November, 2014

    Lena, your fairy door is just adorable, I Love it! Now it make me want to make some and put them around the different rooms in the house like little mouse doors!

  46. Lena S, 13 November, 2014

    i was thinking the same thing. I am seeing the potential for them everywhere!

  47. Cindy Lietz, 14 November, 2014

    Very cute little fairy door Lena! Glad that you were able to use up some weird Fimo. (Water can effect Fimo so maybe moisture had something to do with it getting sticky?) Never seem to have that issue with Premo.

  48. Lena S, 17 November, 2014

    I have no idea about their weird Fimo. It’s the only one I’ve had do that. I had decided to try to switch to Premo and while back and took the plunge a couple of weeks ago. Joann’s let me return all the unopened Fimo I had and trade for Premo. I still have some Fimo to use up. But, I am LOVING the Premo. It really makes a big difference. It’s like it’s softer and holds it’s shape better. Hard to explain – but I guess you understand what I’m saying. The only one I’ve had an issue with was the Premo Translucent White. It was kinda crumbly and needed extra conditioning. Not sure if it is always that way or I got an off-block.

  49. Denise B, 19 November, 2014

    Of all the videos I’ve purchased, this has been my favourite tutorial and actually the first project that I’ve completed! This is the type of thing I’ve dreamed about doing and now that you’ve given me a few good techniques to accomplish my dreams, look out!! the sky’s the limit! Thank you so much and please give us more projects like this one!!

  50. Cindy Lietz, 20 November, 2014

    Hi Denise, that is fantastic to hear about your success with this project! I am very proud of you for finishing your first project. Each accomplishment leads to the next one. Keep going and stretching… and you’re right, the Sky is the limit! :)

  51. Carla H, 15 December, 2014

    Thank you again for all you do. Your videos have increased my quality of life. That may sound overerly dramatic, but being a stay at home wife and mom secludes me from the outside world most of the time and polymer clay has given me an opportunity to enjoy some ME time and your videos have helped me hone my skills. Blessings to you and yours!!

  52. Louise M, 02 January, 2015

    Cowabunga Cindy! I love your tutorials and so very happy with myself now that I subscribed! I am making the Fairy Door and am having a lot of fun! Thanks for your talents!

  53. Peg Carter, 02 January, 2015

    This video was the reason I subscribed. I even went out and borrowed another grandchild. This one’s a girl and she is so excited to make a fairy door. I got my first borrowed grandchild to adulthood and needed another to share my crafts with and she can’t wait. My daughter refuse to give me grandchildren so I did what any grandchildless grandmother would do. Borrow!!

  54. Cindy Lietz, 11 March, 2015

    Peg, you are such a delight!! I love this comment… It is neat to learn that this was the reason that you got started with us and that you are so resourceful in making sure you have the grandchildren you need… even if they had to be borrowed! :)

  55. Peg Carter, 21 February, 2015

    Cindy, I finally found something I would love for you to do a tutorial on. I will be starting my fairy door to go on my fairy house in my fairy garden (s). I saw this pic of mushrooms or toadstools on fb and thought they would be perfect in my garden. They are from Ireland and look enchanting to me.
    I am going to try to send a pic to your fb page.

  56. Cindy Lietz, 11 March, 2015

    Thanks for the suggestion Peg! I think it would be fun to make all kinds of miniature Fairy garden accessories out of polymer clay. Benches, signposts, wheel barrows, trees, mushrooms, flower pots are all possibilities. Polymer clay is so much fun isn’t it?

  57. Peg Carter, 11 March, 2015

    PC is the most legal fun I’ve ever had! I think I have the signpost covered. I bought a bag of “stuff” at a yard sale. There are all kinds of natural things like pieces of bark, sea sponges, the underside of mushrooms, a lacy leaf, some pods, etc. I bought the bag to use for texture and I think the bark will make a great signpost. Oh, the possibilities! I have many things gathered to make my fairy garden and will do it this year. So anything you want to teach that is tiny I will love,

  58. Cindy Lietz, 08 November, 2015

    I would like to start adding more fairy garden tutorials. It is more fun than I thought and there are unlimited number of cool things you you make for them. Could even use tiny elements for Christmas Villages or even jewelry. Any particular suggestions you may have for future tutorials Peg would be greatly appreciated!

  59. Jocelyn C, 09 November, 2015

    Agree, Cindy! A mini corner garden wall encapsilating a display of delights would be perfect! I see blue delphinims, orange poppies, hummingbirds, etc. The best part is that it’s your imagination, so the bloom cycle doesn’t need to match Mother Nature’s.

  60. Krithika P, 16 November, 2015

    I’d love a sculpting tutorial for tiny gnomes, mushrooms, toadstools n things!

  61. Cindy Lietz, 19 November, 2015

    Yeah I plan to do some fairy garden miniatures in the future. So many fun things that could be done with that theme!

  62. Terry Wowk, 06 November, 2015

    Loved this video! Great detail and have some ideas to place on a journal first, then only time will tell. Haha!

  63. Cindy Lietz, 08 November, 2015

    This would make a fabulous Journal cover Terry!

  64. Tom Gibson, 27 December, 2015

    Hey Cindy,
    Can alcohol inks be used with Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid to color/tint to antique surfaces like the door in this project?

  65. Cindy Lietz, 28 December, 2015

    Hi Tom, that I don’t actually know. I am not sure if the alcohol will mix properly with the glaze or not. It might… it might not. You’ll have to test that and see what happens. I am curious about it though, so let us know if you end up testing it. I do know that you can use acrylic paints to tint the glaze though, so you could try that. Good luck!

  66. Katy Alexis, 11 January, 2016

    Starting a fairy door!

    Oh no! My chalk pastels are cheap junk and don’t show up at all! Wondering what brand Cindy uses to get those rich colors… Anyone else struggle with this?

    Back on track… Ok so my brick and door shine metallic cause I used guilders wax, but whatever… It’s a FAIRY door after all… The bricks can shine all they want…

    I didn’t really understand the past about how to attach… Maybe cause it’s 330am… (whoops! Carried away again!) so I added some bent wire like structural supports that hopefully might maybe work out after I bake it… Which isn’t going to be till tomorrow because zzzzzzzzzz……

  67. Cindy Lietz, 11 January, 2016

    Your fairy door looks awesome Katy! As far as chalk pastels go, I used the Recollections Brand they have at Michaels, but there are lots of other good brands out there. Look for ‘artist’ quality rather than ‘student’ quality and that should help. Another brand that is really popular right now, though I haven’t yet tested them, is Pan Pastels, so you could look for them. Good luck!

  68. Chrissie F, 11 January, 2016

    You’re claying at 3:30 in the morning? You are addicted!

    Despite the sleepy time and “cheap junk” pastels, it looks fantastic! Well done, you!

  69. Debbie Blythe, 22 January, 2020

    Hi Katy – Thank you so much for publishing your pic. Love your fairy door and your own special touches. (I’ve posted my first attempt below). Just wondering if you would share how you did the window. The tricky thing with windows is what to do about their transparency. I made a fairy house a few years ago and was so pleased that I managed to do a kind of stained glass effect, but looking at it now, I can’t even remember how I did it. I’d post a pic but can’t figure out how….

  70. Katy Alexis, 23 January, 2020

    Hi Debbie,

    Gosh it’s been so long I hope I remember this right! I’m pretty sure that’s a piece of yellow clay behind the window frame and then I added a bit of liquid clay in each window pane.

    By the way, I used dropbox to post my picture. I had to add it to drop box and then tell dropbox it was ok to share or make public (I forget exactly) and then it’ll give you a link you can post here.

    I hope that helps, I’d love to see your door!

  71. Debbie Blythe, 24 January, 2020

    Thanks for your answer, Katy! I don’t have dropbox, but I can look into getting it. Thanks for the liquid clay idea. I bought a heat gun a while ago to use with liquid clay (As per Debbie Crothers), but haven’t gotten around to learning to use it yet. I’m totally overwhelmed with all the projects I want to do and have decided to try being more disciplined – making sure to make time to clay at least a few afternoons a week.

    As for my own windows, I think what I did was tint translucent clay with alcohol inks to try to create a stained glass look. I’m happy with the way they turned out; just don’t remember how I did it! ;) Another thing I did recently was start using a large notebook to add notes (instead of on scrap pieces of paper that get lost). So there’s no particular order – I just add notes whenever I find a great tutorial I want to try – or learn interesting things about blending colours. Or want to remember how I did something. Of course a computer file might be better – easy to find things. But having a physical notebook is somehow comforting. ;-)

  72. Doug Lietz, 24 January, 2020

    Hi Debbie… Dropbox has a free tier that most people use. It’s a great service. Here is our PcT referral link for Dropbox…

    When you set up an account through our link, you get an extra chunk of free storage that you would not have received by signing up directly, and we get a little bit more storage added to our account too. Win-win :)

  73. Katy Alexis, 24 January, 2020

    Oh gosh Debbie, I can absolutely relate to being overwhelmed with all the projects I went or need to do! I have too many craft addictions to handle! It’s so challenging to find space and time for all of them! Not to mention the things that have to get done!

    I also started a notebook for exactly the same reason a few years ago, but I’ve taken such a long hiatus from claying that im not really sure where on earth it is… I started one for design ideas too, but again, it’s location is a mystery…. so im back to random papers or the closest notebook I can find.

    I have some serious organizing to do in my clay/bead/yarn/fabric/other crafts area, but I’m feeling a bit hopeless that it’s possible to manage so many things! sewing stuff is currently exploded all over everything else but there’s no room to actually work on that either!

    I had forgotten about the PCT drop box link! I definitely don’t pay, I just use the free service. :) I hope you figure that out (it took me a couple of tries to get the link to be shareable) and can show us your door!

  74. Katy Alexis, 12 January, 2016

    To Da! (I hope!)

    Fairy Door Front View
    Fairy Door Back View

    The hopeful part is because I glued everything on just so and THEN realized I needed more support for it to stand because of the way I designed the two pieces to fit together with wire supports… Apparently there’s more to engineering than my imagination… Anyway, we’ll see what happens to the glue after another bake. :/ I decided to take pictures before just in case disaster strikes, except I forgot one little clay rock I made to sit on the walk in front of house by the pot, but this is basically it! *Fingers crossed*

  75. Chrissie F, 13 January, 2016

    Wow! That looks fantastic, Katy! I love the door fittings especially. An engineer would be in fits of laughter reading your comment LOL.

    Fingers crossed for you that it all works out post-curing!

  76. Gail B, 15 February, 2016

    Thank you sooo much for your tutorials on fairy doors, I am new to clay and I can”t wait to start my fairy doors, your doors are gorgeous!

  77. Cindy Lietz, 16 February, 2016

    Thanks so much Gail for saying that! Let us know how your Fairy Door turns out!

  78. Linda B, 19 August, 2016

    I am so glad that I found your website. Sorry I have had such trouble with it, I am sure it is something that I did.
    Your video’s are great. I am totally addicted to this now. I like to use alot of mixed media. I use, wood, ceramics (that I have molds for) and and anything else that I can get my hands on. As soon as I finish my birdhouse scene with the fairy I will post it for you to see. Just remember that I am new to polymer clay and got lots to learn, but with your video’s I am sure I will enjoy every minute of it.

  79. Cindy Lietz, 22 August, 2016

    I would love to see what you make Linda! I totally understand the addiction! Just so you know it doesn’t go away! :)

  80. Dawn Boone, 24 October, 2017

    I just revisited the fairy doors tutorial. We’re having a pumpkin decorating contest at work and I want to make a pumpkin fairy house. Great ideas and techniques. Thank you Team Lietz.
    “Peter, Peter pumpkin eater,
    Had a wife but couldn’t keep her;
    He put her in a pumpkin shell
    And there he kept her very well”.
    I want to make a wonderful (polymer clay) home for Mrs Peter Peter.
    Thanks again Cindy!

  81. Cindy Lietz, 26 October, 2017

    Oh my gosh Dawn what a great idea! Thank you for the fun poem!! I hope you win the contest!

  82. Debbie Blythe, 22 January, 2020

    I’ve been wanting to do a fairy door and try journal covers for years, so I finally gave it a try. Loved the tutorial! Thank you, Cindy. Could you please let me know how to post a pic?

  83. Cindy Lietz, 27 January, 2020

    One easy way to show your pictures is to post them in a comment at our Polymer Clay Tutor Facebook Page

  84. Timothy O, 19 July, 2020

    This tutorial was awesome! Very detailed, fun to watch and incorporating so many skills. I learned a lot. Thank you, Cindy!

  85. Cindy Lietz, 20 July, 2020

    I am so happy to hear that Timothy! Thank you!

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