Ever since I first saw a fairy garden online, I knew that I wanted to create one with my children. There is just something about the magical whimsy of an enchanted piece of your backyard that appeals to me. I love the imagination that it inspires!
Then I glued half of a clothespin to a small Lincoln Log to make a seesaw for the wee little fairies.
For trees, we spray painted pine cones pink. We made a white picket fence from crafts sticks and pathways using rocks.
I found a random broken piece of flower bed edging in our yard when we moved in to this house a couple of months ago. We painted it brown and found that it made a perfect bridge over our blue craft gem river.
Using an idea I found on Pinterest from The Magic Onions, I made a well using a mason jar, twine, and a thimble. We filled it with blue craft gems to be water.
We chose to put it all in a flower bed that was empty. It seemed to be the perfect fit and its in an area of our yard that is out of the way of our general backyard tromping, but still in view from our back porch and easily accessible.
My children have had a blast having fairy adventures in this new part of our backyard. I am so glad that we took the time to do this together!