How to Attract Fairies Using Houses and Offerings
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.
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