Thursday, April 03, 2014

a fairy garden for Lucy

Its kind of become a tradition of mine to make fairy houses around our yard. And while age 2 is still a little young for 100% focus on a project like this (she'd rather dig in the dirt), Lucy and I recently had fun spending a few days creating a potted fairy garden together.

We used a wood bird house (you can find them for .99 at craft stores). We covered it with moss and twigs that we collected from the yard.

I even created a door from driftwood that I wood burned.

We decided to create the garden in a big pot so that we can also grow small plants so we filled a pot with dirt and then got to work creating our garden.

We created a path from rocks that we collected in the yard and fence from twigs. Our local garden nursery sells tiny things for fairy gardens and we couldn't resist picking out a few embellishments for ours (a tiny chandelier, a chair and some mushrooms).

Right now our potted fairy garden is sitting on the porch and every day Lucy checks on it everyday (and rearranges the mushrooms).





And while I may have had more fun working on our garden, it was the perfect kids craft to kick off spring!

43 comments:

Virginia said...

Oh that really is utterly amazing!

Saskia said...

Wow, this is gorgeous and so fun!! Maybe a fairy will come to take a look...

Smiles, Saskia:)

Doro Kaiser said...

i totally love this!!

<3 doro K.

prachee`s art journey said...

totally love it...doin the same wid my daughter for sure this summer

Ольга said...

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Elisabetta Brustio said...

Adoro questa casetta!!!!
Anche noi stiamo per fare il piccolo mondo incantato in giardino!
io mi sono ispirata al cartoon "il piccolo regno di Ben & Holly" con anche i personaggi nascosti tra i rami!!!... Visto che noi abbiamo i rovi di lamponi e more!

I love this little house!!
Also we're going to do the little enchanted world in the garden!
I'm inspired by the cartoon "Ben and Holl's Little Kingdom" with also the characters hidden in the branches! ... Since we have the brambles of raspberries and blackberries!

Ingrid Orens said...

Lovely ! I hope Lucy will see a lot of fairies, visiting the garden ! :-)

Christine Langemeijer said...

What a wonderful rich upbringing you girly gets and for us to be aloud to see little snippets of it thank you for sharing

Chloe said...

Aw this is lovely, I loved doing this sort of thing when I was younger :)

Melanie said...

I just live it.
Liefs, Melanie

Brooke said...

This is so adorable! Since I have a yard now (yay new house!) I think I'm going to have to make a little fairy garden. This would also be so fun at our family cottage.

Deja D. said...

I would like to like in this little house! :) I think it's a good idea to stimulate children's imagination!

Sue Marrazzo said...

The cutest idea...and your little girl
is enjoying it so much = )

maria said...

So sweet!!! I think I'll make one for my little Eva, (just two and a half). Following your journey!
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RALee said...

Love this! My girls are all grown up but I think this would be a fun addition to the flower garden.

brenda lee said...

That is fantastic! And such a good idea to put it in a pot. I am definitely going to have to give this a try.

Barbara said...

Wow, I love it! I don't have any little ones, but every home needs a place for their local fairies to stay, right?

beth said...

Another inspiring POST! I'm off to garden. ;)

maeve said...

So sweet! Lucy is just adorable!!!! Your fairy garden is the coolest idea. Wish I had thought of that when I was raising my girls (3 of them). Your imagination knows no boundaries, Alisa.

Linda Arandas said...

Precious! You do a wonderful job of nurturing Lucy's creative spirit, even at this young age :)

Tara Raymo said...

This is adorable! This would be a wonderful idea for my back porch. I have been trying to come up with something decorative to put back there.

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Jo Murray said...

Oh my...Lucy is growing before my eyes. How lucky she is to have her sense of wonder nurtured constantly by you both. A magical garden indeed.

Jeannie said...

Adorable! I think this big kid needs to make a fairy garden, too. Lucy is so cute. Working with such intent and looking confident in her skin. I hope the fairies leave little notes to thank her for such a cute abode.

changeismyonlyconstant said...

How cute is that little chandelier?? A fairy garden is on my list to make for our wedding, just have to wait for it to get warm enough for the plants!

~Katy

Beka said...

...I tell you, little kids or big, this is awesome! I totally love it :D Bet Lucy's checking for fairies... You'll have to introduce some ;)

Sangeetha Ramakrishna said...

Love this! I've been collecting ideas on making one this year!

Danielle M said...

So cute!!!

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Debra Kapellakis said...

cute as cute can be

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JackieP Neal said...

how adorably precious!

Melissa @ Sweet As Texas Honey said...

This makes me ridiculously happy.

Tessa said...

I have been making fairy houses with my four year old since she was Lucy's size. She *loves* creating them, and checks back to see if any fairies have moved in. I have glued some small pebbles to a cylinder shape object (like a toilet paper tube) made the roof from bark and created a 'castle'. I love the idea of starting with a bird house!

Crooked Coop Farm said...

I might have to try this with my kids I can see it opening a whole new world of imagination for them!

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Kristen (Creative Stash) said...

This is so precious! What an amazing tradition. She is so cute Alisa. I love that Lucy rearranges the mushrooms every day :)

Lindsey said...

I'm planning on doing this with my niece soon. Thanks for the ideas!

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