How to Attract Fairies Using Houses and Offerings

Updated on December 26, 2016
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Kitty has been independently researching and studying the fae for over 15 years. She enjoys sharing what she's learned with her readers.

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Ways to Attract Fairies

Fairies are spiritual beings that are difficult to see for many people, but they are always all around us—especially in nature. When it comes to ways to attract them, we really have to be willing to open our minds to the possibility that they are ever-present everywhere on Mother Earth. Once we open our minds and hearts, we will be open to the world of the fae.

There is more than one way to attract fae to your home or garden, including using offerings, placing a fairy house in your garden, or using a pixie chant. This is not to say that you even have to do these things, but they do indeed help. I have used all of these methods in order to attract them and I have had great success. Come with me and let's see how to attract the fae.

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Leaving Offerings & Gifts

Traditionally fairies were left pails of milk, cream, butter, cakes, and even wine in old Ireland, Scotland, and England (as well as other places in Europe). You can still use these traditional offerings to attract them to your home or garden today!

Thus far, my daughter and I have left sweets of many kinds including a blueberry muffin, a powdered doughnut, and a brownie. All three were eaten right up by the fairies that live in our yard. Pixies also seem to really like creamer—I just used a natural coffee creamer as cream instead of pasteurized milk. But your fae might be different—you have to experiment with your offerings to see what your pixies will really enjoy. I had a friend on Youtube who is really good with fairies tell me that the best way to leave offerings is in a small pillbox. This way they can open it and eat what's inside, instead of you having to worry about the animals or bugs getting to the offerings before the pixies do.

Another great idea is to always use biodegradable materials or reusable materials to set your offerings on. I use a paper plate that I recycle afterwards and a shotglass (which obviously gets washed and put away afterwards). But you can always go to the thrift store and purchase miniature baskets or doll dishes in order to use specifically for your offerings. Fairies love a small gesture to make them happy and would adore you for leaving offerings on their very own miniature dishes!

You could also experiment with wine and beer, if you are a drinker and want to spare some for the fae. It is known that many fairies love to partake in revelry. To learn more about what they like to eat, click here.

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How to Attract Fairies by Making Houses

Another way to learn how to attract fairies is by making special houses for the garden or yard. This will show the fae that you want them to feel welcome at your home (and that you indeed believe in them). Now, you can purchase pixie houses already made and painted, or you can make your own houses to attract them. I think making your own houses shows that you really put some thought into your fairies.

My daughter and I purchased wooden birdhouses from the nearest craft store (Michael's), which was actually an idea given to me by another hubber. We then used acrylic paints to paint the houses whatever colors we felt. She went with pink and purple with a tye-dye effect, and I went with green and yellow for a summer look. Then we decorated the houses with stickers of fairies and flowers, glitter, and then we put shiny things inside of the houses (as pixies are said to be attracted to shiny things). Not long after we set the houses outside we were already experiencing signs of attracted fairies.

We left brownies and cream outside in front of the houses to attract them on Midsummer, and boy did they come and eat! A week after that, I was sitting in my backyard watching my daughter play in her pool when I heard something run up behind my chair in the grass. I thought it was the neighbor's cat and turned around really quick to shoo it away (the cat chases my birds), when as I turned to the left side it ran to the right. I turned around to the right really quickly and nothing was there—nothing visible that is. Because the grass was pushed down as if something was standing there for a split second before it ran away and I saw the grass smoosh down and heard something running! I was convinced the fairies were in my yard and were having a bit of fun with me.

A Chant to Attract Fairies

You can write your own chant in order to attract fae to your garden or home, but just to get you started here is a copy of one of my chants. Repeat this chant while leaving an offering or while building your own fairy houses for the garden.

Come one, come all

Good Fairies hear my call

I believe in you and your kind too

Dance on my garden's flowers

Stay and play for hours

Good fairies, you are welcome here

We hold your magic and lives dear

Good fairies, you are welcome here

My YouTube Friend's Video on Leaving Fairy Offerings

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      Ddia 

      3 months ago

      I just finished decorating a fairy house,and when the paint dries,I'm going to put it in my garden tomorrow,Along with some offerings,I really hope some fairies come

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      Fayleen 

      5 months ago

      There will be one on its way it will take about 2 weeks to arrive. The one I've got in the kitchen is hiding just now cause I have had to resume the hoovering I think it's in the kitchen wall I keep looking for it and looking for the door to move. I noticed a little tunnel also today in the wall on the balcony. Yeah the brownies in the wall . When your brownie arrives it might go for the kitchen as well. : )

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      Nicole Canfield 

      5 months ago from Summerland

      Fayleen - I am JEALOUS. I want a brownie!!!

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      Fayleen 

      5 months ago

      I've got a brownie existing in my kitchen and so far his favourite place is behind the fridge. The reason I know is cause just before Christmas last year I was up late at night watching TV. I went to the kitchen to put the kettle on and the kitchen door moved about 10cm. I stopped and it took me a few seconds to realise that it doesn't happen normally. The other day I noticed the lounge carpet was cleaner than usual as days before I was thinking its needs a good Hoover. It's the second sign from the brownie. I have lived in this flat for just over a year and I have always had a sense of something magical. It's a fantastic vibe. I bought a fairy card pack a few months ago and a silver fairy pendant which could have helped the wee folk to trust me and I feel they are present but tentatively we are getting to know each other. Fayleen

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      slick jackson 

      11 months ago

      i love thi stuff, we need more magic in our lives. thank you all

      james

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      Carmaela26 

      11 months ago

      It's so nice that there are other believers out there. I have to say that I too believe because I have had a relationship with the fae my entire life. I saw them when I was younger...into my teens. I have to say that Brian Froud artwork is the closest thing I have seen that accurately depicts the fae. I didn't discover his art until my early twenties and only recently (I'm 34) found out he consulted Jim Henson on the creation of the movies Labyrinth and Dark Crystal so I wasn't influenced by that as a kid...my mother thought Bowie was too weird lol. Anyway...it was not just my imagination. I have, many times in life had experiences. On the subject of offerings I have a story. As a kid I always left them trinkets. But the first food offering I put out, I was about 22. I had been cleaning up my garden. I went in the house, poured some full fat milk into a pretty cobalt blue glass bowl. I stirred in some honey. My boyfriend (who's now my husband) asked me what I was doing. I told him not to laugh at me but I was putting it out for the faerie ( He's has always put up with my weirdness). He decided to follow me out to the garden to look at all the work I had done. I put the bowl on a big flat boulder. We stood about 10 feet away and were talking about all kinds of mundane things. After 15 minutes he glanced over at the bowl and exclaimed "no way!". It was completely bone dry empty. He said he had kept looking at it and a minute before it was full. It did not evaporate (it was only May and not hot)...a stray cat had not wandered by, we would have seen it and it was still upright, so it hadn't spilled. I was tickled pink but not surprised...this sort of strange occurance was nothing out of the ordinary for me. My boyfriend however was thoroughly freaked out. He went in the house and wouldn't go in my garden for a long time. He had never experienced anything like that. It still makes me laugh to think about it. That was 12 years ago!

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      Gulperi 

      12 months ago

      Ivy, what kind of plants are in your garden? some plants and flowers attract fae and other's make them avoid the place. also if you want to attract them get rid of anything with iron or steel in it. if you can't get rid of it at least make sure it is kept away from anything you want them near. The metal burns like acid. also no cat's they kill and eat fairy's. do everything you can not to insult them. fae have a loooong memory and revenge is an art for them. The chance of one letting you see them right away is slim. They are shy and cautious and for good reason. Satin is a good thing to use if you are making a home for them. it's smooth and pretty and soft. also down feathers, make sure no bird was killed when you get them, soft moss, cat tail fluff and such are great fairy bedding. Gold and silver are great offerings and sweets are a favorite of fairys especially if given in small fairy sized bowls and plates.

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      IvyTheGreenWitch 

      13 months ago

      Hi, I loved this article and I can't wait to try this out! I live in a cottage in the countryside and have no neighbors only fields and forests around me, part of my garden is actually a forest with a river in it. I was wondering do you think there will be fairies living in my garden or near me? I'm going to put some red currents in a small tub or basket later today and put it on the top of one of my shelves. Hopefully a fairy likes it and will soon allow me to see them as I have always felt a strong connection between me and the earth and nature like it's calling for me to go into the forest. Anyway I can't wait to see what happens and thank you for this article! :) -ivy

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      Mckenna Hotzon 

      17 months ago

      I am 13, but I am a true believer. When I was 9, I built a cardboard fairy house with barbie furniture and little trinkets and such. I decorated the area with all the bells and whistles that a fairy would like. After about a week, all the furniture was moved and there was glitter spread around. I then began to leave treats and notes that asked questions like "What's your name?" I think her (and I know it was a female cause of her drawings) name was Rain Lily because when I asked she drew a lily and rain drops. We spend weeks communicating this way. She had a sister, had a pet slug, loved leaf dresses, liked milk. We played games where I would look away and she would hide a pin and I would have to find it. She even stabbed my sister's butt with that pin when she said the fairy was creepy. She even left gifts like weaved bracelets, and soon she left glitter in my bedroom when I left the window open. But one day, she never answered my notes and never left anymore glitter. I missed her, but I want to make another fairy friend. Here's my fairy story for anyone wondering, have fun! ;)

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      Fairy Lover 

      3 years ago

      Please some one answer me! I am 10 years old and last night I built a fairy house out f cardboard and construction paper. I also left some bread and a seashell full of water in it. The next day, I felt the bread. It was hard. And crusty. Did the fairy(s) take the essence out of it?

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      Sparkle Girl 101 

      3 years ago

      Hi I am going to leave a offering tonight!! I also made a fairy house! Hope it works!!

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      Nicole Canfield 

      3 years ago from Summerland

      fairy friend - Yay! So happy for you! :)

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      fairy friend 

      3 years ago

      Thanks! I can't wait to give the fairies fairy offerings! I've been searching for so long on how to attract fairies! Now i can finally attract fairies! I hope the fairies come visit my home!!!!!

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      Nicole Canfield 

      3 years ago from Summerland

      Luna - I wouldn't set out iron as it is said from the old times that they do not like it. How cool though!

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      Luna Orchis 

      3 years ago

      The other day I set up a flat stone with a silk canopy to give offerings beneath and left a piece of doughnut, a bit of butter, some fruit tea, and an acorn cap full of oats (I'm not sure about how large of portions I should offer). A few hours later I had my dishwasher turn itself on and my cat is going crazy!

      I want to set out a little plate with a butterfly on it but it's made of iron. Will that offend them?

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      Nicole Canfield 

      3 years ago from Summerland

      David - Awesome! Let me know how it turns out.

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      DavidCombs 

      3 years ago

      Thanks so much for the hub. I can't wait to make a fairy house for my home

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      Tanjenika Welch 

      3 years ago

      do fairies give boons?

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      Nicole Canfield 

      4 years ago from Summerland

      katertots - They will definitely come inside! They would probably prefer real plants as they are nature beings. :) Cats won't bother them too much but it just depends on the rowdiness.

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      katertots 

      4 years ago

      I just made a fairy garden, I just need plants. I have questions about what they like though. My fairy garden is inside, will they come if its inside? My offering is some zucchini bread, do they like that? Which do they like better artificial plants or real plants? This helped a lot. Thank you for writing it! Oh I almost forgot. I have cats and 2 dogs. The dogs aren't allowed in my room but the cats love it in here, will the fairies be afraid of my cats?

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      Nicole Canfield 

      4 years ago from Summerland

      Could very well have!

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      Jynx and the fae 

      4 years ago

      Wow! My family has a history with fairies... but this takes the cake! I saw some glowing balls of light, and tiny hands and brown hair when I woke up, on top of my dresser! The glowing lights were orange and yellow, and the hands left some kind of prints on my dresser! I'm nearsighted, and I didn't have my glasses. But just an hour ago, I got in bed, at the same position, took off my glasses, and they weren't there. But the strangest thing: My older sister told me, that if I truly believed in fairies, then they would come to protect me... (I truly believe in them, partially because I left out some gems, and poof!) I should've said this first, but I got sent this chain letter thing, and I was scared at night. I suddenly fell asleep (Earlier than usual. Usually I fall asleep at twelve, out of fear), then awoke to what was above! Did the fairies hear what my sister said?

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      Nicole Canfield 

      4 years ago from Summerland

      Sounds like you have the fae all around you, Jynx!

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      Jynx and the fae 

      4 years ago

      I always hear noises in my house.. I have a pretty garden, and here's the thing: I see animals that don't exactly belong in my area... giant butterflies, large insects, and weirdest of all, fairy-looking creatures! They land on my screen.. they look like fairies, but, well, I'm not sure. They don't glow.

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      Believergirl 

      4 years ago

      I think fairies come out on full moons. I read it on another website

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      Archii 

      4 years ago

      Hello this very helpful but am new to this so I would like to ask you some questions if you don't as I don't want to mess it up and scare them for that matter. Is it true that if you say Thank you you are offending them? Do I give them offerings and gifts everyday?Am I allow to talk to them?Do I wait for them to come and take my offerings as I watch them?Or.Do I leave the offerings and let them do there things but then how would I know that it was them who took the offerings? I want to see them would they show themselves to me? How would I know what gift to give them if it's a boy or a girl? How tall are they?Which month are they most likely to be seen I know during summer but I don't know around which month?During what time should I put the offerings? If I don't have a garden but I terrace could I put the offereings there? Or. Could I put it near my window where there is a bar space?Yep, that's all that definitely cleared my mind off.I have no more questions.I hope that's not a lot. Sorry it's just that am new to this I never knew there were ways to attract them since I read what you wrote it definitely help me. Thank you!Please reply as soon as possible as I am really excited to start.

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      Teigan King 

      4 years ago from Perth, Western Australia

      This is very helpful(: Thank you(:

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      Suzanne Day 

      4 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      Gorgeous hub and enjoyed reading about attracting fairies! When I was a kid, I used to make little mud houses for them, and place bouquets of flowers and bits of food near the house entrances. Voted beautiful!

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      Suzanne Sheffield 

      4 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      I'm still looking!

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      Pokemonlover 

      4 years ago

      I should make a fairy house for this spring and summer

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      Meagen 

      4 years ago

      i do believe in faries leaving a treat tonight

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      krista 

      5 years ago

      a fairy played hide and seek with me before me and my friend thought she was stuck or hurt oh and im only 9

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      Nicole Canfield 

      5 years ago from Summerland

      No, thank you!

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      MysticMoonlight 

      5 years ago

      I love the story of the fairy/fairies playing Hide and Seek with you! How enchanting and delightful! Awesome info, thanks so much!

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      Nicole Canfield 

      5 years ago from Summerland

      Rock on! let me know how it goes.

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      Anonomous 

      5 years ago

      Thanks! I built my own fairy house yesterday...now I need to make a garden.

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      Nicole Canfield 

      5 years ago from Summerland

      Maer - Awesome! Let us know how it goes .:)

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      Mær 

      5 years ago

      Im gonna try it I will pray that it will work! Thank for the GREAT website and I thank your daughter too...♥♥♥

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      Nicole Canfield 

      5 years ago from Summerland

      It is a lot of fun.

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      Jasmine 

      5 years ago

      Making fairy houses out of wooden birdhouses is a great idea. I have to try that out! It's going to be so much fun!

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      Nicole Canfield 

      6 years ago from Summerland

      Awesome, thanks for sharing! Fairy offerings are great...just left a raspberry in a seashell for my fairies today.

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      Suzanne Sheffield 

      6 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      I'm sharing this with my eldest daughter who just gave my granddaughter a "fairy door" that she bought on Etsy. I'm still looking for my fairy!

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      Nicole Canfield 

      6 years ago from Summerland

      I'm sure they will, Seafarer Mama! It's great to hear from you, as always. Good luck and let me know what happens!

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      Karen A Szklany 

      6 years ago from New England

      Hi Kitty,

      Glad I have come across this. I am looking forward to making my rock garden more attractive to fairies, and will leave them a treat tonight. Hope they like it. :0)

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      Nicole Canfield 

      6 years ago from Summerland

      lucybell - I don't think they would scare them away all of the time.

      Lipnancy - That's true, and I've actually added a crystal quartz and aventurine to the two fairy houses since. :)

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      Nancy Yager 

      6 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      I was also taught in a fairy class that they like bright shimmery objects. Voted Up and Shared.

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      Bonny OBrien 

      6 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

      This is really awesome. I would love to try this with the faries, but the neighbor kids and cats would just scare the faries away.

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      Nicole Canfield 

      6 years ago from Summerland

      flashmakeit - Thanks so much for reading again!

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      flashmakeit 

      6 years ago from usa

      This is the cutest hub! Thank you for writing another excellent hub about fairies.

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      Nicole Canfield 

      6 years ago from Summerland

      Thanks so much! I got the fairy house idea from another fairy-loving hubber but the fairy offerings are something that I've learned in my study of fairy lore and tradition. :) Blessings.

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      OldWitchcraft 

      6 years ago from The Atmosphere

      Beautiful hub! I've never seen so many very original ideas for attracting fairies or making a fairy garden.

      Accolades!

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