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Topic: Wee Fairy garden, or what I did instead of go to school today ;-)  (Read 10326 times)
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« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2008 07:46:22 PM »

I just wanted to post and let you know that we did this today at my daughter's 7th birthday party. (Albeit a smaller, simpler version.) The party invitations included a little tiny fairy letter asking for help to build some fairy houses that were lost in winter storms. I bought 7 of the 12qt size galvanized buckets, then my daughter and I picked up a selection of small-potted flowers. We needed about 3 bags of potting soil for everyone. I'd punched holes in the bottom of the buckets beforehand for drainage, and my daughter and I had gone on a quick hike the day before to a local trail to gather bark and moss for the houses.

The girls sorted through the building materials and figured out which pieces would make their house and I would hot-glue them together. (We had to make things fast and simple - walls, roof, door, bead for doorknob). Then they planted their flowers, added their house, and used blue aquarium rocks for a trail or a little pool. They all came out SO CUTE. And the girls really enjoyed it. Later during the party, our backyard fairy dropped off a fairy figurine (just cheapy ones from the drugstore) for each of them with a little note thanking them for helping build her sisters some houses.

It was a huge hit! So thank you, thank you, for sharing your project!  Cheesy

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« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2008 03:38:04 AM »

This is seriously cute.... I have homeless fairies all over the yard... perhaps I need to make them a home???

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« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2008 03:08:25 PM »

That's a really cute idea!  Simply beautiful, and a great idea for kids, too!

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« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2008 07:21:51 AM »

"This Rocks."
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2008 04:18:18 PM »

very very beatiful.......supeeerrrr.......
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« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2008 06:38:39 PM »

Sugarbeth, that is such an awesome idea! I hope to aspire to such a high level of mom coolness when I have little ones! Unfortunately the fairy garden is a little overgrown (her gardener has been on vacation I think, or just doesn't use enough herbs for cooking!) Thank you everyone for all the nice comments! It is great to have other people enjoy something that brings me joy!
PS the fairy now has a working waterfall and outdoor lights for nightime.

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« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2008 07:35:02 PM »

Super cute! I love it!

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« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2008 02:33:15 AM »

I wish I had something that awesome in my garden. I love Faeries!

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« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2008 12:06:35 AM »

OMG! I've been thinking about doing something exactly like this. This is such an inspiration. If you ever need more fairy miniatures this site has alot of fairy farden stuff http://www.miniature-gardens.com/miniatures.html

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« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2008 02:12:50 PM »

This is my favorite garden.  Ever.  I mean EVER!  Thanks for sharing this.  I'm going to try this idea and hope that mine comes out a fraction as endearing as yours.  Beautiful!

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