I have always loved tiny things. When I was a little girl, I was fascinated with the fancy Victorian dollhouse they had in a glass case at the local library. I also played for hours with the dollhouse given to me by my grandmother.
So, being a sucker for all things miniature, I have loved the idea of a fairy garden for a long time. With my daughters at ages 10, 6, 5, and 3, it seemed like the perfect time to create one.
I took an existing pot in my backyard, cleaned out the fall leaves that choked one side of it and hauled it onto my back porch. I added the little gazebo that started out life as a birdhouse from Hobby Lobby. I cut out one side to fit in the log table from JoAnns. I painted it with two different watered down acrylic craft paints. My mom glued the moss to the roof. After, cutting the hanging loop off the top, I inserted the adorable weather vane (Hobby Lobby) into the top
All the little accessories were from craft stores except the wood slice steps which came from a log from the farm that my mom grew up on. My oldest picked out the little plant at the grocery store. The bird bath was picked out because it's like the one in my mom's backyard.
My little girls loved it so much that after two weeks, it's still intact! Everyday they look at it and speculate about Tinkerbelle visiting our house. 😉 It was an easy and fun project. I wish I hadn't waited so long to do it.
What spring projects do you have planned?