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Monday, July 21, 2014

Miniature Fairy Garden

Seems everywhere you look there are supplies for fairy gardens, articles on how to build one and websites selling miniature furniture. I've wanted to create a miniature fairy garden for quite some time but I just couldn't find the right spot in my garden for it. With two toddlers running around, I knew it had to be out of their reach, yet accessible for the older kids to enjoy it. While on my trip to Portland, I saw a container set among the garden filled with characters to create a setting. I knew this was my best option.

So I purchased a saucer container (it's main purpose is to sit under a pot for drainage) and some potting soil. Next, I took the children to the craft store and purchased a wooden bird house, some colored river rocks and a few miniature furnishings. While my daughter painted the bird house with outdoor paint, my son laid the rocks in the soil to create a "river." It was so much fun watching them work together to create the setting they desired for their little world. I found a few seedlings in the yard, dried flowers, some acorns and pieces of bark to add to it as well.

This is how it came out:


So very easy to do and a lot of fun too! 

Do you have a miniature garden? I am always looking for inspiration!


8 comments:

  1. That's precious! That'd be a fun project for the kids to do with some of the leftover garden supplies. I'm going to see about doing this sometime this weekend. It should be a lot of fun. Thiago | http://vansteenseltimbers.com.au/products/hardware-supplies/

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    1. Thanks Thiago. Hope you have as much fun as we did!

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  2. That is adorable, and my daughter would love it. We have been trying to get more involved in gardening around our house. He have a neglected garden patch that is quite intimidating. We might have more success if we start with something a little smaller.

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    1. Hi Jerry
      I think if you carve out even a small section with something like this, it might spark some ideas and inspiration for the rest of the area. Good luck!

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  3. That is so pretty, your children must feel very proud at having achieved this project. I keep seeing all the items for fairy gardens too and one of these days I will get around to making one, they are rather magical.

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    1. Paula - it's really cute to see them keep coming back to this garden to check it out, move some of the furniture around, etc. One day I'll expand it more but for now, this is working nicely.

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  4. Hey Kate - the little fairy garden that your kiddos created together is so darn sweet! Love the pretty castle and river (or is it a moat?) around it. Hope they're off to making more gardens together :)

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    1. Thanks Andrea. It is a moat, I'm told. ;) I'm looking around the yard now for more places to get creative...

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