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I’ve been promising Macie that when it finally warmed up we would build her a special area in our backyard, and in typical 4-year-old fashion, what did she want? A fairy garden of course. But hey, I’m 36 and I secretly wanted one too, so it’s fine. What I didn’t know, was that Idaho was going to forget that spring is supposed to officially start in March and we literally just got through freezing temperatures like a week ago, so it has been a bit delayed. As a result, also in typical 4-year-old fashion, Macie has been hounding me since January about when we were going to “plant” her garden.
Since it was still a little cool outside, we decided to start the fairy garden indoors. There are so many adorable fairy garden ideas on Pinterest and I literally want to do them ALL. Please, can I just have a backyard full of fairy gardens? If you read my recent post about our DIY raised garden bed, you know that I’m not really the best with the plants, but I think I can keep a fairy garden alive…at least I hope.
I would love to add some flowers to our fairy garden as the weather warms up! In the meantime, we found an idea, courtesy of Pinterest, that would be easy enough to build inside and then move outdoors. Plus, I had a lot of leftover materials from the twins’ Little Red Riding Hood themed first birthday that would work well for this like preserved moss, a fairy house, wood slices and some cute toadstool mushrooms! We purchased some various sized clay pots, but aside from that, we had everything we needed. First, we glued all of the pots and plates together to build different levels and then hot glued moss and the wood slices to serve as a pathway up to the fairy house. We added some acorns, pinecones, toadstool mushrooms and voila! Fairy Garden!
Now that the warmer weather has arrived, we’ve moved the fairy garden outside and glued it to the top of an old ceramic planter (mostly to protect it from the dogs!). We decided to put it next to a honeysuckle vine that my husband and I received for our wedding anniversary. We also added a few mushrooms and a garden gnome. Lastly, I had a couple of old mirrors that I hung on the fence behind it.
Macie loves taking care of her garden and helping mom water the plants. Such a fun project to do together and adds some much-needed character to our backyard!
- Clay Pots
- Preserved Moss
- Wood Slices
- Toadstool Mushrooms
- Acorns, Pinecones
- Fairy House
- Hot Glue/Gun
- Industrial Strength Glue
- Garden Gnome