Monday, June 13, 2011

The Fairy Gardens

Finally...the fairy garden pictures are here! It was so fun checking out everyone's plants and containers as they came by. (If you missed our fairy garden party go here.)

Here they are all lined up ready for a picture. Click any photo to enlarge it.


One friend rolled up the driveway with a radio flyer wagon that she picked up from Craigslist that morning. Fabulous idea! And great timing!


The hard part was drilling drain holes through the bottom of that thing. We didn't even think about it until it was filled with dirt. Good thing my friend Heather was determined to get the job done in her cute shoes and pink gloves.



 The little girls were so proud of their gardens. Watering them might have been the best part.



 I like the picture below because it shows all of our fun mess going on in the background.


This adorable garden was made in a drink bucket from Target.


 We used the same planter as last year.


Here is my little one making sure the stone path is just right.


Peeking in at the fairies...



Later we added a couple adirondack chairs...




and a tiny chandelier for evening fairy parties.







We all had a great time and decided to do it again next year. It really is more fun with a little help from your friends.


Somewhat Simple

31 comments:

  1. I can't get over how cute this is! I would have loved making one of these gardens when I was a little girl! Thanks for sharing this great idea!

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  2. This is the reason I fell in love with your blog last year! Where do you find the little fairy details?

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  3. Adorable! Have you been to the Planter's palette? I need to take my girls over there...fairy gardens on display. :)

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  4. Those gardens are adorable! I'd love to make one as an adult!! Just precious, and their faces are priceless.

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  5. Such a FUN party idea! I've been playing around in our tiny flower garden and it's hard work! Who knew?!

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  6. This is so much fun! I am going to put this on our crafty agenda! My favorite is the mini chandi!

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  7. Those gardens are truly adorable! I think you should market a fairy garden kit! You could make oodles of money!

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  8. that looks like so much fun! love the wagon- great idea!

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  9. Where on earth did you find all the tiny details!! MY girls would love to make one of these!! Gotta add this to my summer list!!

    www.ourbrokenroad.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh.my.gosh. I have got to have one. I seriously sit around and think about your fairy garden. It's one of my regular daydreams. it's all darling. the arch. the chairs, the lantern. And that chandelier just kills me - you know I like me any cute chandelier. Where do you find this stuff? I just don't think they have stuff like that around here. I think I'm going to have to send you my milk money and have you get me some. :) And your little one is just adorable with her fairy wings and flower clip!

    xo,
    Stef
    (Blogger won't let me comment with my google account. it's driving me nuts!!!!)

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  11. That is so neat! I just love the little details. What little girl wouldn't just love that?!

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  12. What a GREAT idea. SUPER SWEET and the little ones looked like they had a great time!! :)

    Crystal

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  13. I die from the cuteness! I especially love the wagon, althought it's kind of sad to drill holes in the bottom!

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  14. I LOVE the pictures and we had so much fun!! You were the perfect hostess with all the fun little fairy extras! Can't thank you enough!~Heather

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  15. I havent been blogging for such a long time so glad to be back & so glad I poped over to see how you are wow I love the fairy gardens they are simply stunning you should have a stall & make them to sell truly Inspirational :)))

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  16. Love it, love it, love it! The fairy gardens are adorable! My daughter builds them in our yard but just with what she finds in the yard. I will have to show her yours for inspiration. She will love them!

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  17. What a great idea! I love these little gardens. I just found websites with fairy doors recently and I'm trying to figure out how I can use one. I love all the miniature items you all used.

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  18. I have been obsessed with this idea since I saw it over here last year! I MUST do it this summer. Love the Radio Flyer idea - it could be pulled into the sun or shade as needed. Thanks for sharing - so cute!

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  19. I love love the fairy gardens I did one last year with my granddaughter and I still have it!! I also did a dinosaur garden with my grandsons. Too fun!!! I also wanted to come by and thank you for taking the time to post an insightful post on my blog post yesterday. I think you hit upon a very important point!! Balance. it looks to me as if you are keeping your priorities straight!! Enjoy your family,Kathysue

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  20. I love all of your gardens! I just posted about the one we made this week too. So it was neat to stumble across yours from Create and Share. We had so much fun making ours. And I think a party idea is AWEsome!

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  21. OMG, this is so amazing!! What a great, imaginative craft to do with your girls! Beautiful.

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  22. Love it - what child wouldn't want one of these!

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  23. Love it...this is adorable. Love all the little details and your little girl checking on everything is so sweet!

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  24. this has to be one of the cutest ideas ever! i would love to make one of these this summer! hmmm ... i am thinking about my container now ... ;)

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  25. They are all gorgeous!I love it I may try it on a smaller scale.

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  26. I love itty bitty miniature things! A mini chandelier...how cute is that?!?! Fairies are really popular in Maine (wherer www spend time in the summer). There's a huge public garden dedicated to them, with houses that are made of natural elements found in the forest...some really detailed and elaborate. My girls love it!

    Xo,
    Linsey

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  27. The baby is looking so cute. Actually gardening is my hobby. I learn lot of thing after reading your blog. Thanks.

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  28. what kind of plants did you use?

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  29. These are so adorable! I will not be able to do it now, no way will mine be as cute as yours! Great job!
    Sherry

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  30. Susan at Olympic Painting MelroseNovember 25, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    You guys look like you had so much fun with the garden! I'm an exterior home decorator and painter in the Boston area, always looking for fun new ideas!

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  31. Love the chandelier that you added. That's absolutely perfect!

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