This is a little different from what I usually post about, but I had such a lot of fun with it, that I wanted to share!
I belong to the local Gardening Club and we are having a booth tomorrow at our town's annual SpringFest. It's just to showcase the club and give the public a little idea of what we do. At our next meeting I am going to be showing everyone how to make Fairy Gardens, so we decided I would make a garden to have on display at the booth.
Well..... be forewarned.... you can't just stop at ONE garden .... once you get started, you just CAN'T stop! LOL.
I started with a Fairy Garden for my grand-daughter to enjoy.
A trip to Michael's snagged me the fairy and a bag of potpourri that had some awesome seed heads and pinecone flowers in it. I also realized, while I was picking up fish food at the local pet shop, that aquarium decorations work wonderfully in these gardens. The fairy is sitting on a piece from there!
The little house is a wooden birdhouse from the dollar store that I painted with crackle paint, sprayed with stains to fill in the cracks, and glued sphagnum moss on top. The rest of the stuff was just little accents that I had collected here and there. (Don't you love those eency weency gardening tools by the front door!!)
Well I wasn't ready to stop with the fun yet. I had a Fairy Garden for my grand-daughter, but what about my grandson? Well he needed a Dragon's Den of course!
I absolutely loved this beautiful blue Dragon (again, from Michael's), and I built him a ledge of rocks to protect his dragon eggs below. (See what fun you can have with your imagination when building these gardens?? LOL)
I tucked more of the bits and pieces from the potpourri bag, here and there.
And just to show that there's room in EVERYONE'S garden for a little magic, I made this tiny little Butterfly Garden.
The beautiful Monarch is resting on a patch of Irish Moss. The butterfly was also found at Michael's. (Their toy section is a treasure trove I tell you!)
I hope you've enjoyed seeing these little gardens, as much as I enjoyed making them!
Have a great weekend everyone, whether you're in the garden or the craft room!