I’ve done 3 post-worthy projects prior to my Fairy Garden creation, but this was so much fun I had to share it right away!
Over Memorial Day weekend I went to my sister-in-law’s house. She had made a super cool fairy garden. I was so totally inspired. Then before I left her house, she gave me some slate to crack apart and use for my own garden. Yay!
The photos that I’m sharing today are just the start. I can feel myself adding more as the summer and my upcycling imagination progresses.
Ideas for a DIY Fairy Garden
From Left to Right:
Toad Stool – large head nail glued to a recycled bottle cap then handpainted
Bench – made from popsicle sticks, but would also look really cool made from sticks. TIP: make the legs of the bench extra long so they can stick into the ground
Garden globe – this is a little hard to see but it’s an upside-down thimble painted black with a glass marble glued on top.
The fairy – a wooden chopstick sharpened with a pencil sharpener on both ends. tick a wooden bead on one end for the head, topped with a colorful tri-corner bead. The “dress” is made from a repurposed mesh, drawstring bag.
Hanging basket – The cap to a Reddi-Whip container filled with moss. Thin wire was used to hang the basket from a clipped and twisted coat hanger. (This is my favorite).
Porcelain squirrel – the kind that used to come in the tea boxes!
Tire Swing – I pillaged my son’s Lego collection for a lone wheel then tied it to a branch. My husband said this brings down the “value” of my fair garden. Sorry, keeping it!
Pictured below you can see some flower shaped brads that I repurposed.