An Enchanting Garden

Happy Labor Day!
In honor of the day, I’d like share with you a wee bit of labor Hannah and I engaged in over the weekend.
We built a fairy garden to bring a bit of nature into our home.
Here’s the view from above:
fairy garden
With the exception of the tiny tropical “tree” we spent a whopping $1.99 on and the $1.00 fairy house from the Chinese market, all of the materials used were found in or around our home. Grass was created from moss we harvested from around our mailbox. A couple of lovely weeds from the yard complete the shrubbery.
We used a bit of hot glue and twigs to form the bridge spanning a pebbled creek bed. A tiny walking path leads from the house to the shell pond (treated with a layer of spray shellac to keep from leaking). More shells, this time used as bowls, adorn the stone table. A few more stones and shells round out the scene.
I’m not sure which of us is more enchanted with our new toy. Imagine our surprise when a fairy moved right in! It appears as though she spent so much time enjoying her new home that she completely forgot to bring in the washing.


  1. Heidi!!!!!! I am blown away by your magical garden… you guys have made a master piece! I’m in love with it all! The bridge is so cool and as for the washing line, it’s totally adorable. I am so delighted that you have taken part in the Magical Fairy Garden Challenge and will link to this enchanting post today.
    Blessings and magic.

  2. I love it! That is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. I could totally get into a project like that.

  3. Awesome! My mother taught me to make fairy gardens when I was a child….they were so fun. We’d leave berries in them and go back later to find that they’d been eaten. One of my favorite memories.

  4. cool garden….

  5. Oh, I love your Fairy garden!! We adore fairies here. The pop-up book “How to Find Flower Fairies” really inspired my boys to try to find them… Yep, my boys like nature fairies. =)
    .-= Cori´s last blog ..Outdoor Challenge Day 18, 19, 20 =-.

  6. We too have created a tiny, little world but as my lil miss is only two years old, it is not nearly as delicate as yours, wishing it could be as that washing line and the bridge are simply precious!
    .-= Christie – Childhood 101´s last blog ..Nature Kids: Our Backyard Nature Play =-.



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