Have you ever wondered what a fairy garden might look like?
Well Baby Bee and I were inspired by Brenda over at Cozy Little House to create our own in the hopes that some fairies might come for a visit. We decided to create three gardens - with more on the way undoubtedly - and we had so much fun.
First we have
Baby Bee's Flower Fairy Garden.....
We started with this unfinished birdhouse. She wanted it to have a thatched apple green roof. I was stumped for a few days as to how we could accomplish this......
but I eventually thought of using pine needles or branches from our coastal redwoods. So we trimmed the ends of some branches, cut off one side of the little branch and then glued them to the roof, like this.....
Then came the paint.....
From there we used an old galvanized planter and put the garden together.
We used zinnias, some baby tears, some Scotch moss, and a purple potato vine.
Honestly, I'm not sure if everything will survive together, but it looks pretty for right now.
Now the fun part - accessorizing!
The fairies have a little bathtub with a mossy rock to stand on. The fence is for some privacy. We still plan to make a little towel for the fairies and put up a welcome sign for them.
The next garden we made was a
Beach Fairy Garden.....
This is planted with some more Scotch moss and a succulent. Yeah, we'll see how these survive too, but again, I like the way they look together. This just has a little house and I found some tumbled glass that reminded me of beach glass so in it went. We might need to add a little to this, but we haven't found quite the right things yet. A little beach lounge chair would be so cute.
The last garden we made was a
Cherry Fairy Garden.......
This is planted with baby tears, a coleus, and another succulent. I lined part of the edge with these ME cherries that were just being stored in a bag in the hall closet. Then I found a little miniature hutch that I painted red and white. It's a good squint paint job. (If you squint at it, it looks good. Not squinting, it doesn't look quite as good, so by all means please squint at it.) Maybe someday I'll make some little teeny tiny dishes out of clay to put in it.
I lined it with these black rocks and I added a little pitcher that I painted cherries on. I planted it in an old white and red enamel dishpan.
Dear Worker Bee is even thinking of making his own fairy garden - Fairy Vegas! Yes, his humor is slightly warped but he's definitely worth keeping.
My nieces, Reader Bee and Cutter Bee want to make some too. We're even talking about making some for Baby Bee's 10th birthday - which won't be until February 2011!
If you have the least little desire to make one of these - DO IT! Our imaginations just went wild with these and we had so much fun. Almost everything we used were things we had on hand.
Hmmm....I'm already buzzing with ideas for more gardens.....
Thank you so much for stopping in. Be sure to let me know if you make one of these - I'd love to see it! And I'll let you know if any fairies stop in for a visit.