Thursday, July 7, 2016

Fairy Garden

My Mother loved (and still does) all things fairies, elves and all creatures magical, so growing up that love was also planted deep inside me. Although I have kept it hidden for a few years I recently have been able to share this love in a lovely little project called a fairy garden. 

This project has been on my to-do list for a while now but only recently I have been able to put it into fruition. And really wasn't hard to do at all, so it is a little shameful it took me this long to get to it! 

The fairy house was took me the longest but even then it really didn't that me too long. First was getting all the supplies, I purchased most of the items for the dollar store! So it made these project pretty cheap as well, which is always nice because then I don't feel so bad doing another craft project!

So if you are interested this is how it all came together.

For the fairy house I used a cute little bird house, first I painted it. Green where I was going to put moss, brown where I was going to put sticks, white where I was going to put the shells, and red where I was going to put the buttons.

I took a picture before I painted the chimney red

Once the paint was dry, it was time to glue everything down! I just used my handy little glue and it seemed to take no time at all. I'll admit the hardest part for me was the roof! I knew I really wanted to use the shells for the roof but I just couldn't really picture how it was going to work! But in the end I think it turned out really well.

Then when I was done with the house, it was time to make a little garden. I bought the pot, dirt and flowers for Canadian tire but one could really pick this stuff any place they sell flowers!

One very important tip make sure the pot you buys has holes on the bottom so the water can drain out and you also need to put a thin layer of gravel  at the bottom of the pot before you put the dirt in again this is to let any extra water drain out.

Then you put it all together in whatever way pleases you most!

I did go out and buy  a few special little items to give the garden a little more of a fairy feel to it. The little bench, and sign and sparkly blue rocks. When I saw those little sparkly blue rocks my heart skipped a beat, they were perfect! I just had to have them! Now they are also my little girls favorite thing and I now find little sparkly rocks everywhere I shouldn't!

I left lots of room to add things as I hope that as the summer goes by the girls can add any special items they may come across. That way they can really make it feel like theirs as well.

If you have a special garden,
Where flowers and herbs abound.
Then take a pinch of fairy dust,
And sprinkle it around.
The fairies will take notice,
And at the end of the day.
They'll tiptoe out upon the grass,
And dance the night away.
Carla J.Nelson