Making you own fairy garden is super fun and a great way to interact with your kids!
I have a love for anything miniature. If I see something that is a small replica of anything I freak out. That is why I love American Girl stuff and anything fairy garden related. I frequent Joann Fabric and Hobby Lobby at least once a week. I also frequent local thrift stores and our Goodwill like nobody's business. I am always keeping my eyes peeled for mini items perfect for fairy gardens or our growing American Girl collection.
Last summer, I decided to take the plunge and finally make a fairy garden with my girls. My head started swirling with tons of fun ideas. I grew up on a rural farm and my parents are quasi-hoarders. Our old barn is filled with treasures and I immediately knew I wanted to use old galvanized tin wash buckets sitting in the front of the barn. Next, I needed some sort of 'grass'. Because I frequent craft stores I stopped into Joann Fabric and checked out the floral area where I found faux grass, perfect for the fairy garden. I also needed some pebbles so I headed over to Home Depot across the parking lot and grabbed a ½ off 50lb bag of pebbles for $2 (my husband utilized what I didn't need). Lastly I headed down to our local Dollar Tree, grabbing flat blue stones for 'water' and the girls picked out a table and chairs that we ended up painting for our fairies. We had a few fairy items at home already, including a fun camper birdhouse that I picked up at Rite Aid for half off (Rite Aid has the cutest birdhouses by the way and they are 50% off every week during the spring and summer)!
Make Your Own Fairy Garden
- Fairy garden container. It can be as big or as small as you would like it. I used some upcycled galvinized tins from my parents barn.
- Dirt or filler of some sort
- Faux grass
- Flat blue stones
- Pebbles (optional but wonderful for paths and walkways)
- Fairy garden accessories
- Fill your container(s) with dirt or filler material. I saved a few empty gallon milk jugs and placed them in the bottom of the my buckets, that way I wasn't filling it entirely with dirt.
- Stack your containers if making a tower and cover the dirt with grass.
- Decorate as you wish. Once we had the grass in place I let the girls decorate the fairy garden how they wanted with all the goodies we had collected. They had a blast! Even my son joined in the action.
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