This cute Spring Fairy Garden tutorial will have you out digging in the garden!
Hello Everyone! Because I love Spring and the warm weather it brings I thought I would share a Spring Fairy Garden that our family enjoyed putting together for our garden. I have been seeing so many cute ideas for fairy gardens, but when shopping for little trinkets to put in ours I got a little taken aback by the costs. That’s when I decided to find some alternative ways to furnish our creation.
We started out by looking at our local thrift store and was pleasantly surprised by what we found. You can always find little decorative items at a thrift store and the kids had a blast choosing the pieces. They also gave us ideas on a theme we could use which is woodland wonderland. We found a clay casserole dish that worked perfectly for our fairy garden. You could use almost any type of container like bowls, flower pots, pans, etc.
We also went home and looked through our art supplies and found some things we could use like popsicle sticks and florals. I did purchase potting soil, moss, some colorful aquarium rock, and wood wood slices I found in the garden section. We spent a total of $12 for the container, soil, plants, and trinkets.
To start I drilled two holes in the bottom of my container and then placed gravel in the bottom to help with drainage. I then filled the container with a mixture of potting soil and Spanish moss. Now the fun begins!
We first planted two cut plants that grow well in container gardens and then added the decorative rock and wood slices. We made a fence by inserting them into the dirt. The kids placed the little items we found at the thrift store where they wanted them. It turned out so cute and the fun part is that the pieces can be moved around and other items added.
We were thrilled with how this turned out and now the kids want their own. Hmmm….we’ll see. I would love to know what kinds of garden activities you do with your family. Please let us know in the comments below.
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