Saturday, April 18, 2009

Fairy Gardens

Fairy garden
Good morning! Thank you for your wonderful comments about my new mini bistro table and fairy garden. I had a few questions about where I got the fairy items, so I will try to answer them all.

Fairy garden
My mom found the plastic patio floor and table set at a yardsale last year, *but* you can get very similar ones in the dollhouse section at Hobby Lobby. This is also where I got all the gardening tools and mini pots.

Fairy garden
The "pond" is a small mirror, also found at Hobby Lobby or Michaels.

Fairy garden
Here is what the fairy garden looked like last year. I didn't have the the patio, so I made one with small tiles found in the mosaic supply section of Michaels.

Fairy garden

Fairy House
And lastly, another type of fairy garden that I've had. The door is from the dollhouse section, which I painted and set up against a small rock. The stepping stones were also found in the mosaic supply section.

If you don't have a Hobby Lobby or Michaels near you, just search for "garden dollhouse" at Ebay and you will find lots of cute things. I shouldn't have just looked! ;0) Let me know if I missed any questions and have a wonderful weekend!

44 comments:

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

Oh my goodness... I love all things that aren't to scale... little and BIG... Your Fairy Garden makes me smile... SO CUTE!!

Lori said...

Love your fairy garden. It turned out so cute.

KBeau said...

Your fairy garden is a great idea.

Sandy said...

Thank you! I knew I wanted to make one of these as soon as I saw yours.

Holly said...

So cute! I love miniature things--and have as long as I can remember. . .

JanMary said...

Very lovely to see it in even more detail - my kids would love to make this as a wee garden project.

Arlene Grimm said...

Too cute!!!

Ruth Ann said...

Soo cute! Thanks for sharing! I've always wanted to try one of these! Thanks for the inspiration!

Clare Marie-Therese Duroc said...

Darling! My goddaughter and I used to make Fairy Houses when she was a baby, and I can't wait to show this to her when I see her this summer!

window into our life of love, joy, and adventures! said...

Well now! I will just have to get a fairy garden going now! : )
How fun! You have such a creative way with you! Thanks for sharing....you always brighten my day when I "visit"

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

That is the cutest idea, I love it! I put the link on my tumblr page to save it and share it with others.

:-)

Happy day!

Melissa Wertz said...

We love your fairy garden and have been inspired to start one. We found the spot we started it has mayapple growing in it and will take it over soon so we are going to move it. I love the patio idea. I have been looking for a door and did not want to pay so much for a mail order one. I love your idea of picking up an unfinished one or a piece of wood and painting it. Thanks for all the tips!

lady m's lavender cottage said...

absolutely adorable :)

blessings,

Lady M

Winterwood said...

delightful!

Anonymous said...

Very cute, Kelli, Thanks for taking time to share with us. (Wish we had a Hobby Lobby here.) Love, Debbi

Vera said...

Love the fairy garden, I have always loved miniatures. Wish I was more creative.

Deborah said...

Kelli, this looks like so much fun. Thank you for sharing where you find your items because I would have had no clue!

I'm sure that if I get the opportunity to do this, my girls will be playing with it for hours! It will be something new and fun to add to our gardening menagerie!

Angie said...

I spent a summer working in a garden center and her specialty was fairy gardens. Some of the things we did was go to the staine dglass store and buy some glass in a blue color for the water, we also did one with a large Japanese Maple in a pot and decorated a garde around the tree and put a dollhouse door against the trunk. It was a favorite. They are pretty easy as long as you remember scale. Yours looks great!!

Storybook Woods said...

I love your fairy garden. Thank you for sharing where you got the items. Clarice

Joy said...

That is so precious.


Joy

Ronda said...

Dear Kelli, Love your blog! The tags that you make are adorable. How do make the tags the you embellish? I have been looking for some plain tags that size or something that makes them. What do you use for yours? Ronda

My open roads said...

The fairy garden is too adorable! :) It will attract lot of attention, I'm sure :)

Monique Elisabeth said...

That is so very sweet !! I love the look of it. This isn't popular yet in The Netherlands, but this might be something we Dutchies could go for ; )
Have a great Sunday !!

Leann said...

What a sweet idea! I can just imagine Tinkerbell Bell and her friends relaxing there!

Kelli said...

Rhonda,
I use paper punches for my tags. You can get them at Michaels and Hobby Lobby.
~Kelli

Lisa said...

I didn't realize the pond was a mirror. I thought it was real water. :)

Jerelene said...

That is just about the loveliest thing I've ever seen! I would love to do this as a project with my youngest!! Your kids are so lucky to have you..what a fun Mom you are!!

Linda C said...

I just might have a add a fairy garden this year. Most of my gardening is in pots these days. We will be getting ready for our 6th and final backyard H.S.graduation party in June! That makes me :) and :(

So cute, thanks for sharing all the info, Kelli:)

Linda C

Karen ~Georgia Angel aka ~Leah Rose's Mom said...

This is absolutely adorable. I fixed a small flower garden for my 5 year old last year, and I'm getting ready to fix another one for you. She would love something like this. How creative! Thanks for sharing.
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Anonymous said...

Beautiful, and thanks for the sources you listed.

I have an off-the-subject question. Since you are such a good homemaker, I wanted to post it here (I posted on one other site as well).

Is there anyone out there who wishes that they could be a full-time homemaker but can’t?

I ache to be able to stay home but can’t. Until my youngest was eight, I had that blessing. From then on, it was out into the working world. I seriously can’t stand it, and those are not-kidding words. That child is now 19; the others are older. Still, I want to be a homemaker; that’s the way it should be in my mind. I get such fulfillment out of that calling that I am unable to do-that of homemaker.

I have searched for YEARS to be able to make money from home, to find a way to become independently financially secure to no avail, and I mean years! I know of those who are quite successful in this way. It seems, however, as though the Lord obviously will not bless me in this area; I don’t know why.

Does anyone else face this predicament? If you do, how do you deal with it? And, how do you get up every day without great depression? Note: When I am at work, no one knows or senses my depression or unhappiness. I am very upbeat and also a good worker.

I certainly do not see this situation as ending--maybe not even until I am too old to work. My husband wants my income; my husband “needs” my income. I also am in great debt.

Any thoughts and prayers are very welcomed.

Thank you :)

PEA said...

Well, you knew I would love this! lol Sooooo very beautiful and although I have a large faerie garden, you make me want to make one in a pot as well:-) I need to go to Michael's now and search the dollhouse aisle!! xoxo

Bri Schaaf said...

Oh I just love this. A friend of mine is actually making me a little mini terrium and we have been looking for little minitures to decorate it with!
Love your Fairy Garden! Thank you for sharing!

MyJourneyBack said...

Pretty as always.
Have a Blessed Week.
Sherry

Different Dog said...

Your fairy garden is so cute, my mom has one too and my little girls love to visit it and see where the fairy is hiding. Have you seen the fairy doors on Etsy? Someone had a really good idea. I'm a follower btw.

Wildflower Cabin said...

I love all of your decor and really enjoy your bird's nest theme running throughout! The flower pot fairy garden is so sweet and gives me much inspiration! I've wanted a fairy garden, but can't think of a place at the moment that the cats won't bother one, but it would be safe in a large flower pot (I think!). Blessings today! Janice

||| laura frantz ||| said...

Oh, this is such a wonderful idea for this weekend...thank you for sharing!

Amanda said...

That is just too cute! My 6 yo daughter will go crazy over that. She is so very into fairies right now- we just re-did her room into a "fairy" room. NOw we can take the same idea out into the yard. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely adorable! You've just given me a great idea for a mid-spring project with my pre-schooler. She'll love it.

Lisa

Centsational Girl said...

Saw you on Inspired Room and I am SO stealing this idea for my critter and fairy loving 5 year old. FANTASTIC !!

Sharon said...

This is so cute. A great idea!!
Have a blessed week!

lcbannon said...

Love the Fairy Garden, off to the basement to see what I might have already. Thanks for the idea.

April said...

I blogged about you today in my WFMW post. It features ideas to do with your children, to beat the summer boredoms. I just thought I'd let you know I linked to you.
Thanks for a great post!

Michelle Kirby said...

This is so cool. You have given me some great "go to's" for supplies.

screendoorgirl3 said...

Love your fairy garden! I just got bit by the fairy bug! Great ideas.