Happy Monday! Just a few more Mondays left then it will be back to school for my guys…dread, dread, dreading it! Although, I am ready for cooler weather, I am not ready for the grind of the school year. I know a lot of you like the routine of school but I like the easy breezy relaxed feeling of summer…call me lazy!
Over the weekend, we had a few special visitors. We were thinking of things to do while they were here and I thought it would be fun to make a Fairy Garden with a charming 2 1/2 almost 3-year-old little girl! I have been wanting to do this for a while and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to do it and a chance to make some lasting memories!
I picked up all the small accessories from Michaels and the plants from a local nursery. When I first began thinking about making a Fairy Garden, I saw all these great ideas on Facebook and Pinterest. The options really are limitless. We chose to use an old copper tub that we have had forever and instead of purchasing a Fairy House we chose to use an old log we had from cutting down a pine tree. Originally, we or should I say I had all these grand plans of how I wanted to cut the log and make a pitched roof…then I remember a 2 1/2 year old does not have the attention span to deal with all the planning and then the cutting that it would take to achieve the look I had in my head. In the end, we went with her design and it turned out fabulous. Basically, we place the log exactly where she wanted it and then she pointed to where she wanted each plant to be placed. She placed all of the accessories like the bike, the water fountain, table and chairs, mushrooms, bench and gazing ball! We may have a landscape architect in the making.
Easy DIY Fairy Garden
It really is a sweet little design. I have the copper tub at the base of our screened in porch out back leading to the pool.
(The back door complete with bench and gazing ball)
Adding Charm to an Outdoor Space
This was such a sweet and fun little project. It also adds a bit of charm to your outdoor space. I hope you enjoyed our little version of the Fairy Garden.
Until Next Time,