Friday, April 17, 2015

Backyard Fairy Garden

Ever since we watched the Tinkerbell movie that featured a fairy house, it is pretty much all my daughter has talked about. She has begged and begged for a fairy garden in our backyard and I have spent time finding just the right elements. The biggest thing for me was finding a container that would work, we tried flower pots before and most of them were just way too small for what we wanted to create. I found this crate with a flower arrangement in it at a thrift store and knew it was perfect for what we needed. 

We used for our fairy garden:

  • Crate 
  • Filler for the crate
  • Moss
  • Tiny rocks
  • miniatures 
Fill your container with your filler items. Pebbles work really well because they will allow any moisture to drain. You want to fill the crate to about half an inch from the top. Lay a layer of moss down on your filler. If you want to create a little river bed, lay your tiny rocks down to form it. Then add your miniatures. We used a bridge over the rock bed, little pots on little logs, a rocking chair, a banner and of course a little fairy. 
What would you include in your fairy garden? 
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bxcrochet said...

That is such a cute little fairy garden. My daughter would love to make one of those with me.

Michelle F.

Crystal said...

My mother-in-law loves making fairy gardens! She made a little tea set out of twigs and stuck them in our planter. It was such a fun surprise for the kiddos to see that we had fairies moving into our garden. I need to share yours with her. I'm sure it'll inspire her to make more.

mail4rosey said...

I bet it's so much fun to put together decorations like these. My daughter has the flair for making these kinds of things pretty.

Alison Freisz-Steward said...

This is super cute and something I could totally pull off with my kiddos!

Debi said...

That is adorable. We make fairy houses in our garden, but this is a really cute decoration.