Let’s Talk Fairy Gardens

In my last post I mentioned the fairy garden our daughter had made with my mom and, I have to say, it is quite adorable.  Making a fairy garden is pretty inexpensive and is something that you can do with your own children or grandchildren!  Aside from spending some quality time with each other, the best part about making a fairy garden is that there are no rules- you can make it however you wish!

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Michaels, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, and most garden stores now sell miniature everything from miniature garden hoses to whimsical mushrooms. Remember, the craft stores mentioned above always have special weekly coupons and now offer a military discount, wahoo!

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You can create your fairy garden inside your regular garden or, for those of you who don’t have an outdoor garden (or a green thumb), you can even create one inside a potted plant.  My mom and daughter decided to bring their fairyland to life inside an old cement bird bath.  I also love how they placed the door into the dirt and plant covered hillside- this fairy garden looks like something you’d find in the Shire.

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You may be wondering, ‘But where is the fairy?’  Well, Mr. Gnome told me that the fairy who lives here only comes out to tend to her flowers in the evening when the fireflies are out to light her way.  Maybe, after you build your own fairy garden, and if you look really closely at night when the fireflies are dancing, you will be able to catch a glimpse of a fairy!

Happy fairy gardening!

~ Lauren


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