|I'm in love with all things tiny!!|
First you have to decide what what kind of theme you want for your garden. You could do the seaside, camping, tea party... the options are endless. We opted for three little enchanted gardens with houses, rivers, bridges, flowers, and even had enough items left over to do a little camping garden. So stinking cute!
The other thing you have to decide is what kind of container your fairies are going to live in. Pinterest has a great assortment of fabulous ideas you can use as a spring board for your own imagination. Big flower pots, bird baths, wheelbarrows, even broken flower pots. The other thing you have to decide is space. Where are your fairies going to live? Front porch? Front yard? Our little neighborhood is pretty tame crime wise, but I still didn't want any of our little fairies or homes or miniature items to wander off (mostly because our house is next to the school bus stop), so we choose to place them in the back yard.
We started with three containers, large, medium, and small. To make it less heavy we filled the bottom half of the container with Styrofoam and then covered the rest in dirt.
|Styrofoam makes the containers light and easy to move if needed.|
|I got these "aged" bronze looking pots (though they are plastic) at home depot. They looked expensive though!|
Once we got the dirt in place, and we had purchased the flowers (we tried to buy small flowers that would make it look "to scale"), it's a good idea to place the items around your pot (plants still in their original pots) to make sure all the plants and fairy accessories will fit.
|This was so fun! We did quite a bit of rearranging to see which flowers should go with each fairyland.|
|This turned out so charming. The picket fence was flexible and bent around the edge nicely.|
We happened to find these super cute sister fairies holding a little kitty and a flowering bench to sit on.
|They thought these two fairies were them with our cat Henry. Perfect!|
|The little gazebo, birdbath, flower lamp post and tiny hedgehog make things extra sweet|
|Yay... color is good!|
|We did a few pots, and even a wheel barrow of tiny plastic mini flowers|
|Fairy Gardens are the best thing ever!|
|We bought the small stones at a craft store in the vase section|
|I'm so in love with this little fairy campsite!|
|Just so sweet!|
|It was night time when I finally had a chance to make the blanket, but I couldn't wait to see it.|
|This was a fun project with my youngest. Every campsite needs a fire!|
|I really want to shrink down and go camping here.|
I know you must be thinking to yourself... How could one make this little camp site any better? Well, I'll tell you. How about a tea light "flame" candle that makes it look like a real camp fire at night?!
|That's right! We went all out!|
|Cant you just hear the crickets?|
As the summer went on the flowers started to fill out
|I love how they started draping over the sides of the pots|
|How can you not love your own flower-roofed gazebo?|
All in all we had so much fun making fairy gardens. I am not ashamed to admit that I had just as much, if not MORE fun than my girls working on this project.
So grab the closest kid (or willing participant) near you and go make one of these this spring. They are fun to plan, fun to implement, and exciting to see the changes through the season as the flowers bloom!