Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Fairy Gardens

I don't know who would have more fun with a fairy garden, us or the little one.

Chasing Fireflies

We got inspired to make one after a trip to the Chicago Botanical Garden last year. It was so much fun looking at their miniature garden and all the tiny detail. It got a little crazy trying to keep the little one from jumping in, but who could blame her, I wanted to get in there and play too!


Better Homes & Gardens

A cute container, a few tiny accessories and some plants and herbs would get your fairy garden started.


Midwest Living

Midwest Living

Have you ever seen anything so cute?

So when we were at the flea market last weekend, we spotted the perfect little house for our project.


 I am still in the dreaming stage so I'm not sure if a container will be used or not. I know I want it to be big enough to play in and not be off limits. I'm sure there will be lots of different animals and critters visiting the garden often.
  

Midwest Living

My vision is to encourage hours of imaginative play as well as getting her interested in gardening. I think that will be pretty easy don't you?



27 comments:

  1. What a fun, fun project!!!! My daughters would LOVE this!!! Those pictures are amazing inspiration too:)

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  2. Super cute. Perfect for those little hands.

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  3. I love it! I never saw something so cute. I suddenly get so much inspiration, Love the fairy garden, or a secret garden, a wind in the willow garden……
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I have to give you back the same compliments!
    You have inspired me again!
    Have a great day,Suzanne

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  4. I saw the one in Chasing Fireflies and gasped! Beautiful, but a gazillion dollars. What a great idea to make your own!

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  5. You have such great ideas! How lucky your daughter is. In Ann Arbor they have a fairy walk. You print the map online. This gentleman makes all the fairy houses and has them placed at different points in Ann Arbor. Each house you visit you are supposed to leave a penny and make a wish. The pennies are collected for children in need. I may have to steal this idea from you also! Keep them coming though! My house will be amazing with all your great ideas!

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  6. What a fabulous project for your and your little girl!

    Thanks for coming by Sassafras Stuff this morning! I'm so happy to connect with you! I am a follower now!!

    Polly

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  7. I can't wait to see what you do! And that cabin is adorable!

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  8. What a fun project Londen and that twig cabin is precious!! My little one would have so much fun putting together a little town similar to your inspiration pics..I may have to add this to the never ending list.

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  9. What a great idea! I may have to try making a fairy garden with my girls.

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  10. okay ...so here's the real meal deal ... I am just sure we should become friends ...and why you ask?


    ... i live in the burbs
    ... the Herrington is our favorite get away
    ... the Pure Gardener is one of my favorite haunts
    ... I was JUST thinking the other day ..."I need to make a couple of miniatures to sell"

    are you convinced?

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  11. What little child wouldn't love a fairy garden.
    Even big girls too would like to play.

    This is a lovely project and thanks for sharing it with us. Can't wait to see the finished garden.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I've signed to follow you and will be back often.

    hugs

    Sissie

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  12. Ok - you have totally inspired me. I'm going to spend the rest of the night day dreaming this project! :)

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  13. You truly have a gift my friend! I love the blog and I am looking forward to the upcoming changes. Happy blogging! ;-)

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  14. I love those ones from Midwest Living. What a great way to encourage a future gardener. :)

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  15. cityfarmer,
    That is so funny. Yes, I am convinced!
    This is why blogging is so much fun, it gives us a chance to connect with people who share a lot of the same interests.
    I'm so happy you stopped by!
    Londen

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  16. Oh how sweet...I would adore a fairy garden!

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  17. You had me with the 1st picture!!! I am in love! A fairy garden??? How precious and sweet indeed. :)

    Cheers~
    e

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  18. What a gorgeous idea ... perfect for creating wonderful dreams and fun play! I love fairies and their gardens as much as my daughter! Thank-you for stopping by my blog and your lovely comment. You would be welcome for tea anytime!

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  19. This is such a perfect idea! I can't wait to make one for my girl one day soon! That little house is so darling! You are so creative!

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  20. I love olde faery things...so enchanting.

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  21. We are working on our Fairie gardens as we speak!! I am in love with them!

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  22. You found some great inspiration and ideas! You asked about the container we used for our daughter's fairy garden. We have a 1/2 wine barrel and it seems to be perfect. We found a tiny Japanese Maple seedling many years ago and planted it towards the back, the rest my daughter has had the ideas for. You and your daughter will have so much fun!

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  23. I adore these miniature Fairy Gardens! You have inspired me to have a garden within my garden (a Secret Garden!) I actually saw some miniature gardens at the Philadelphia Flower Show that I blogged about. I much prefer these.

    Deborah

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  24. Sorry to ramble on at you again, but...I can't help it. I have that picture from Chasing Fireflies on my inspiration board. I just LOOOOVE it. I want to make one, too. I can't wait to see your results if you do it first. :)

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  25. Alright....this is really inspiring me to start this with my little girl. What a fun thing to do together.

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