My fairy garden is finished! Happy fairy day! June 24, 2015 13:52 1 Comment
Happy Fairy Day everyone! I've taken a short break from the celebrations to write this post and show you some photos of our finished fairy garden. My children and I have been working hard planting and crafting to make the garden lovely in the hope that some fairies might come and stay. It was a lovely surprise for my daughter this morning when she noticed that our efforts had been rewarded. A fairy had indeed moved in; the evidence being some fairy dust sprinklings and an erected washing line on which hung some freshly washed fairy clothes. Horaah!!
Chloe painted stones to make toadstools. Louis collected twigs in order to construct our fairy swing and the fairy ladder. This was fairy swing version 2.0. Version 1.0 was constructed using garden twine and the end product looked like a pile of twigs and twine. Hot glue guns are the way forward and it was 100 times less fiddly! Our garden fence is made from mini craft sticks and fine wire and finally a miniature garden pond which is simply a small metal lid which I lined with foil and added a few blue glass nuggets.
We went to our local garden centre to chose some alpine plants, a nemesia (because it was cute) and a little birdhouse. The alpine lime green moss was a great find as it looks like little areas of grass. After planting these all we laid out our stone pathway and then placed in all our crafted handiwork.
I definitely recommend making a fairy garden for yourselves. It's been a lot of fun!