Saturday, April 18, 2009
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.
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.
The "pond" is a small mirror, also found at Hobby Lobby or Michaels.
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.
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!
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Oh my goodness... I love all things that aren't to scale... little and BIG... Your Fairy Garden makes me smile... SO CUTE!!
Love your fairy garden. It turned out so cute.
Your fairy garden is a great idea.
Thank you! I knew I wanted to make one of these as soon as I saw yours.
So cute! I love miniature things--and have as long as I can remember. . .
Very lovely to see it in even more detail - my kids would love to make this as a wee garden project.
Soo cute! Thanks for sharing! I've always wanted to try one of these! Thanks for the inspiration!
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!
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"
That is the cutest idea, I love it! I put the link on my tumblr page to save it and share it with others.
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!
absolutely adorable :)
Very cute, Kelli, Thanks for taking time to share with us. (Wish we had a Hobby Lobby here.) Love, Debbi
Love the fairy garden, I have always loved miniatures. Wish I was more creative.
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!
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!!
That is so precious.
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
The fairy garden is too adorable! :) It will attract lot of attention, I'm sure :)
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 !!
What a sweet idea! I can just imagine Tinkerbell Bell and her friends relaxing there!
I use paper punches for my tags. You can get them at Michaels and Hobby Lobby.
I didn't realize the pond was a mirror. I thought it was real water. :)
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!!
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:)
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.
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 :)
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
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!
Pretty as always.
Have a Blessed Week.
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.
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
Oh, this is such a wonderful idea for this weekend...thank you for sharing!
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!
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.
Saw you on Inspired Room and I am SO stealing this idea for my critter and fairy loving 5 year old. FANTASTIC !!
This is so cute. A great idea!!
Have a blessed week!
Love the Fairy Garden, off to the basement to see what I might have already. Thanks for the idea.
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!
This is so cool. You have given me some great "go to's" for supplies.
Love your fairy garden! I just got bit by the fairy bug! Great ideas.
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