If you’re a fan of fairy gardens you already know just how much fun it is to make seasonal versions of these whimsical little worlds. From summer getaways to winter wonderlands, who says that fairies don’t enjoy celebrating the holidays too? Consumer Crafts has so many adorable Halloween miniatures to choose from that it would be foolish not to create an awesome fairy garden Halloween project!
- Plastic Witch’s Cauldron
- Floral Foam
- Artificial Succulents
- Preserved Reindeer Moss
- Flocked Moss Stones
- Greening Pins
- Halloween Miniatures – I used:
- Acrylic Paints
- Hot Glue Gun / Glue Sticks
Cut up sections of the floral foam and place in the bottom of the cauldron. You can cut smaller sections to fit inside of the gaps.
Press the large Keep Out gate into the foam at the back of the cauldron. I pressed it fairly deep into the foam so that it would be nice and secure.
Press the little moss covered stones in a path up to the gate. Again, you can press them pretty deeply into the foam so that it creates the look of a walkway.
Fill the side sections with reindeer moss held in place with the greening pins.
Add artificial succulents. I chose to keep them centered around the gate but you can place them anywhere you’d like!
Time to add a bit of that Halloween flair to the gnome! Begin by painting his shirt purple and hat black. This will probably need a couple coats of paint to cover completely. Finish with a small pumpkin glued in placed on top of the existing flower. Don’t forget to add black eyes and mouth to finish the jack-o-lantern transformation.
Add the rest of the rest of the miniatures to your garden. Secure in place with glue if needed.
Your fairy garden Halloween project is now complete! I can’t decide if I want to place my garden in the center of our dining room table or on the console near our entryway. I’m pretty sure the kids are going to want one to put in their room!
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