What’s more delightful than a tea party in the garden…for the fairies?!
Fairy gardens are becoming increasingly popular in the craft and garden world, and you can bet that I’ve been aching to create one in our outdoor space.
My girls love the idea of fairies. There’s a trail we take at a local park that is known for its fairy population. And when I suggested that we invite some fairies to come and live in our garden, Lila and Lucy immediately wanted to get started!
The girls were a large part of our fairy garden design team; I think it made the process that much more special.
Supplies needed to make your own fairy garden:
- Large Planter with Potting Soil or a Garden Bed
- Flowers and Plants (I like moss and ornamental grasses)
- Mini Picket Fence
- Miniature Fishing Tackle Box
- Miniature Fishing Poles
- Miniature Table
- Miniature Graniteware Tea Set
- Miniature Crate and Vegetables
- Miniature Garden Accessories
- Miniature Seed Box
- Miniature Watering Can and Tools
- Miniature Mailbox
To make the toadstools:
To make the fishing pond:
Little toadstools for fairies to perch upon are easy to create. In fact, the kidlets can handle these on their own.
These toadstools are the perfect little sitting place for a fairy who is going to do a bit of fishing at the pond.
The little fishing accessories set the stage for imagination and play. I admit that I had a great time setting up little fishing rods and stones around the pool.
When they arrive, they can walk through the little archway we created from twigs we found in the yard. Simply by wrapping a bunch of flexible twigs with waxed thread and then curving them, we created a little “arbor” for the fairies to enter their little garden.
But first, they need to check the mail! I wonder who’s been writing to them?!?
Our fairy garden has been non-stop entertainment and food for our imaginations since we created it. Sometimes, in the mornings, Lila will slip outside to the back porch to see if anything has moved.
“The fairies have been here, mom!”
Why not create a little invitation to the fairies for your own space? It’s the perfect way to welcome Spring!
And if you’re wanting to add even MORE fairy-goodness to your garden or backyard, check out what Morena created for her space. A gnome tree house!
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Tara is the creator, writer, and flurry of chaos behind her blog, Suburble. Her blog focuses on making a home (emphasis on “making!”), but not forgetting to have a laugh in the process. Her partners-in-crime, her two little girls, are often beside her when it’s time to get creative. A mug of tea, good friends, and a project (or three) are all this girl needs. Join the gang at Suburble and see what we’re up to!