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The New & Improved Fairy Garden

A fun fairy garden with a special twist that your kids will LOVE!

 

 

 

The Fairy Garden we made last year has been a big hit with our son and all his friends so we decided it was time for an upgrade!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you haven't read the post about the original fairy garden, you can do so here, but the most important thing to know is that this wasn't like every other fairy garden you have seen. Ours has a special surprise for the kids. Every now and then, something new appears during the night. The kids get so excited every time "the fairies" build something for their "home". 

A fun fairy garden with a special twist that your kids will LOVE!

 

 

 

The original was limited by the size of the pot. We wanted to have more space available so this time we gave it a corner of the garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fun fairy garden with a special twist that your kids will LOVE!

 

 

 

 

We found this adorable little trailer on clearance at Jo-Ann's, and thought it would be the perfect house. While it is really cute on it's own, it wasn't exactly right for our use so we gave it a makeover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fun fairy garden with a special twist that your kids will LOVE!

 

 

 

The whole thing got a decorative paint job.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fun fairy garden with a special twist that your kids will LOVE!

 

 

 

Even the roof!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fun fairy garden with a special twist that your kids will LOVE!

 

 

 

Our little felt it was very important for the door to say "Fairies only".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fun fairy garden with a special twist that your kids will LOVE!

 

 

 

Then we tucked it into the corner of the new fairy garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fun fairy garden with a special twist that your kids will LOVE!

 

 

 

We added some special flowers and other decorative plants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fun fairy garden with a special twist that your kids will LOVE!

 

 

 

Then moved some of our favorite accessories from the original, such as this bridge that we made by hand from wire and popsicle sticks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fun fairy garden with a special twist that your kids will LOVE!

 

 

 

And these adorable ceramic mushrooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fun fairy garden with a special twist that your kids will LOVE!

 

 

 

 

Of course, the lookout tower that "the fairies built" for their first home was brought over as well. (The fairy you see here is just a decoration, the real one only come out when no one is looking ;-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fun fairy garden with a special twist that your kids will LOVE!

 

 

 

We tried to embrace as many natural elements as we could to spruce up the place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fun fairy garden with a special twist that your kids will LOVE!

 

 

 

The fairies have been hard at work adding to it. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fun fairy garden with a special twist that your kids will LOVE!

 

 

 

They started with these Welcome signs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fun fairy garden with a special twist that your kids will LOVE!

 

 

 

A few days later these stones were shaped into a patio. A few days after that the table and chairs appeared. We They made these from wire as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fun fairy garden with a special twist that your kids will LOVE!

 

 

 

The kids love to check every day just in case something new may have turned up,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fun fairy garden with a special twist that your kids will LOVE!

 

 

 

and there are a lot more surprises planned. :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more fun summer activities to share with the kids:

Nature Scavenger Hunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hula hoop game

Vintage Flower Printables
Pallet Wood Love Sign
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