Thanks to Pinterest, I have become obsessed with the idea of making a fairy garden for the girls. The idea came from the Burgh Baby Blog, which can be found here: http://www.theburghbaby.com/burghbaby/there-are-fairies-living-in-the-garden.html
Here is our version.
First we went to Hobby Lobby and Home Depot for supplies. We found this cute pink plastic thingamajig at Hobby Lobby for $7. I’m not sure how long it will hold up, but it worked out well for our purposes. Then the nice plant guy at Hobby Lobby helped me pick out plants for our fairy – Scotch moss, an asparagus fern, and those two colorful pointy plants in the back whose name escapes me but what we have dubbed Lollipop Trees.
Next, the girls set to work painting an unfinished birdhouse (Hobby Lobby, $6) using two shades of pink. Because obviously one shade of pink is just not enough.
After the paint dried, I used these to make window panes while the girls were collecting twigs and acorns.
Putting on the finishing touches…..
I found these cute little buckets in the dollhouse section of Hobby Lobby. I figured that since our fairy didn’t have indoor plumbing, these might come in handy.
And we found these cute little garden accessories, also in the dollhouse section. I figure if we’re giving the fairy a free place to live, the least she can do is keep up with the landscaping. (The tiny fencing was also in the dollhouse section). And yes, I realize that the door is ridiculously tiny. And I can’t even blame that one on the girls.
We made a pathway out of fancy little mosaic tiles.
And here’s the finished product! Definitely not quite as cute as the inspiration project, but hey, it works!
Here’s a list of what we used if you want to copy our idea the way that I copied Burgh Baby’s:
-1 unfinished bird house
-2 acrylic paints
-1 bag of mosaic tiles
-1 bag of small square mirrored tiles
-1 bag of miniature fencing
-1 set of miniature buckets
-1 set of miniature garden tools
-1 bag of potting soil
-3 Scotch moss
-2 Lollipop Trees (if anyone really wants to know what they are, just ask and I’ll find out)
-1 Asparagus Fern
The total for the entire project was about $60. Not too shabby!