My sister Kelly returned home last night, and she instantly fell in love with her FAIRY GARDEN! Her grandson said that he loved seeing his picture on the fence. I hope they take great care of it.
She actually wants to start one for them.
When will they be out of town???
Who knows where the next garden will appear ;)
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
"17505 West Hampton" is the fairy garden I created for my sister! I absolutely love how it turned out! Filled with lots of detail...I can't name my favorite thing in this fairy garden because everything is soooo pleasing to the eye* This is the garden I will enter into the fairy garden contest! *wish me luck*
I love love love Succulent plants! I have them ALL OVER, I fell in love with succulents last summer. And in actuality they are perfect for my fairy gardens! I like using real greenery. I have some used as fillers, some stand alone to serve as tiny bushes. I have some in tiny clay pots. I think they add great detail to the gardens.
So for these fairy gardens a lot miniature garden items are created to make them seem so realistic! Most websites have a variety of things, white picket fences, gazing balls, shovels, tiny scooters. Some of these things I thought I could get away with making myself! Pictured here is My gazing ball. The "ball" itself is a funky looking BEAD I found at JoAnn Fabrics..the platform the ball sits on is actually modeling clay, that I also found at JoAnn Fabrics. It came in a little kit, you mold the clay into the shape you want and pop it in the oven to harden. After that I just glued the Bead on top of the clay. (simple huh?) The water hose I made myself, with green wire. It's bendable..looks adorable!