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It’s no secret that our landscaping’s beauty is owed all to my Hot Gardener Husband (#hotgardenerhusband on Instagram). From the beautiful florals to the stunning greens, he works hard to utilize springtime to breathe life into our front and back yards. So with him heading off on a business trip, the boys and I decided to surprise him with a little addition to our yard that we were SURE he would LOVE thanks to inspiration from our friend, Erin, at Home Everyday!! BONUS: it was inspired by some of our recent Netflix finds AND our recent rip to Disney – Tinker Bell Pirate Fairy & Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue!
Introducing our very own Fairy Garden!
Would you believe me if I told you that you could EASILY do this yourself without much work? Would you also believe me if I told you that the plants I used were basically Samantha proof – meaning that – ahem – you just might not kill them if you were born with a non-green thumb like I was!
DIY Fairy Garden
What You’ll Need:
Two or three ceramic pots (you can also use one, you just won’t have the multi-level element)
Potting soil (I used what my #hotgardenerhusband had on hand!)
Succulents! (aka SUCK YOU CAN’T if you’re me and these plants are literally Samantha proof)
Little trinkets (we went to our local craft store, but you can find these at major retailers as well along with home and garden stores – anything will do! If you’re worried about weather, just remember to bring your pretties in during inclement times)
For the trinkets, we opted for a little home, a fairy, a gnome, bridge, pebbles, white fence, wood discs, mushrooms, a ladder, and more! The sky’s the limit and this is the opportunity to add your own special flair to your creation! There is no limit on what you can create!
Step 1. Wash off your ceramic pots and add your soil. Fill almost to the top.
Step 2. Plot out the lay of your fairy garden land. Be sure to fit your house in first to see how much room you have left over! For the big pot we used 1 larger succulent and three smaller. For the bottom, we used three smaller different types. It all depends on how you want the green to look. Break them apart a bit and add them to the soil, giving the soil firm pats to solidify. Be sure to let little hands really dig around in the dirt – good for their childhood!
Step 3. Water your space to ensure that your plants are well hydrated. Let dry a bit before adding your ceramic pieces.
Step 4. Add your trinkets as you see fit. There is no one right way, BUT be sure to configure in a way that they all fit the way you would want and dig them a bit under the ground.
Step 5. In our case, Charlie and Jack wanted to create a little walking winding mushroom stump staircase. I let them design and stack them and once they liked what was there, I hot glued the pieces together (DEFINITELY a parent’s help is needed here!)
Step 6. Find the perfect place in your garden and enjoy! Jack used this as a perfect opportunity to play with the little gnome!
Now we have our own little addition to the garden to enjoy! We are still experiencing some frost and winds here, so each night, I move the pots and staircase indoors to ensure that we don’t lose any pieces, but we are looking forward to the days we can leave it out all the time! It goes perfectly with our pinwheel backdrop and we can’t wait to create another little one soon!
These also make a perfect gift for Mother’s Day (ahem!) and is a great craft to enjoy putting together as a family.
Once you’ve cleaned everything up and put it away, now is the perfect time for a family movie night to enjoy your little garden! In the summertime, display that movie outside for a fun night “out!” Perhaps one of these magical streamed selections on Netflix would fit the bill – Tinker Bell Pirate Fairy & Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue – given the brand new craft you just enjoyed making together! And as HUGE Disney fans, these flicks were right up our alley!
Do you have a family garden you work on together? What kinds of plants and projects do you have planned for this Spring?
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