Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Fairy Gardens

I have a lot of details to post from Little Miss' fairy party, but I have so many pictures from the fairy gardens that I decided they needed a post all their own.

 I set up all the supplies on the front porch, just in case the weather didn't cooperate.  It ended up being a beautiful day, but having everything contained in one area on the porch worked well.  

When I decided to do this as an activity at the party, I started gathering all the containers I could find, including baskets, wine boxes, pans, and pots.  The more unique the better.
 My aunt generously shared some plant clippings and she was the fairy garden expert at the party.


Those cute little toadstools were hand painted and assembled by me.  Purchasing some was too costly.  All of those cost me less than $5.00 and less than 30 minutes to make...really!  They are made with wood buttons like these.  I got mine from Michaels along with a dowel.  After painting the buttons,  I cut the dowel and used a glue gun to attach the two pieces together.  Other items to decorate the gardens came from the Dollar Tree or the Dollar Bins at Target.  I had dinosaurs, frogs and butterflies to help interest all the kids.

 My hubby cut a branch into those cute little disks to use as walkways...those are my favorite!













 This was such a fun project with very little cost.  It cost less than $20.00 total because we were able to scavenge most of the items needed.   I considered doing fairy houses, but thought that may be more difficult and more time consuming.  I definitely plan on making houses with Little Miss though; we can add them to our gardens.

A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.