I'm obsessed......obsessed with a making a Fairy Garden this Spring. I have NO idea when I will find the time but I thought I'd just make a little one first. I've always wanted one and for whatever reason just never found the time or energy to put into it. But I am DETERMINED to have one out on my patio this year.
I was that little girl that loved to play make-believe all the time. With my dolls, with friends and in our woods. One of my favorite old books was about a girl whose babydoll came to life when they played together (it was a very old book & I have searched for years for it but still haven't found it sadly). I loved to pretend there were fairies and sprites in the woods where I lived. Heck, I spent half of my life outside in the woods climbing trees, playing in the streams and building little homes out of rocks, sticks and leaves. I love anything miniature as well...I still have plans to restore my dollhouse that my mom built me one day too. But now I want to do a grown up version...for me...just because it makes me happy. I think sometimes we have to revert to being a child now and again, to remember the magic and joy we once believed in so fiercely.
So I'm building a Fairy Garden Pinterest Board now...if you follow me you can see it or follow it if you wish. I have lots more ideas than I'm sure I will have time for, but that's what dreaming is for right? All the pictures below are linked on my Pinterest board if you want to see more on them!
Better to dream big, achieve much...then to underestimate yourself at any stage of the game I think!
I think I'm going to do a smaller pot version (like above) first to get my hands dirty :)
There are so many fun versions out there that its almost overwhelming.
I also like this version made in an old drawer...love the rustic feel of it and that arbor oh myyyy!
Love the use of other gardening items as well...an old wheelbarrow or galvanized tub would be awesome for a larger garden.
The tops of pots make awesome areas for Fairy Gardens too. Love the tree with the tire swing. I had a tire swing on our old weeping willow tree that I spent a lot of time on so maybe I need one of those too huh?
And then the tiny pots of succulents made with thimbles or dollhouse pots...soooo cute!
And maybe a leaf table set for a lovely fairy tea with acorn dishes and fairy food.
And you can't forget a fairy throne threaded with moss, flowers and butterfly wings.
Or a lovely swing made out of twine and sticks above some pretty flowers.
And shells...I really want to use some of my shells from my collection. Beautiful hanging pots or small sinks made from shells.
And a pretty fairy bed to lay down in for a rest!
The possibilities are endless....popsicle stick ladders, acorn bird feeders, gourd cottages, stone benches and stick furniture. My mind is abuzz with so many ideas.........
And for those who love the summer and beach as much as me....well you could make a
beachy fairy garden, because even fairies like some fun in the sun right (and a drink lol)?
There are some awesome shops on Etsy that sell all things fairy garden, if you aren't
interested in making them yourself or want something special too.
Are you inspired to make your own bit of MAGIC this Spring??