New Series: A Few of My Favorite Things -Fairy Gardens

IMG_0802My daughter bought this fabulous gazebo-looking lantern and asked if I would make a fairy garden for her. Ah, one of my favorite things. (See my Pinterest Boards-Fairy Gardens & More)    I hope this one makes you smile.

IMG_0804A tip in case you use a screen as I did. It had straight spikes to anchor into the ‘ground.’ The round tile I used on the floor would not allow for that. With a pair of pliers you can bend the spikes like feet and hide them under the tile and it will hold.

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About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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10 Responses to New Series: A Few of My Favorite Things -Fairy Gardens

  1. Oh, my, that is so cute!!!!! I love miniatures so obviously, I love this. Sometimes I try to create little stuff but nothing this great. Now you’ve inspired me to level up!!! So cuuuuuteee!!!!!.

    • Be sure to check out my Pinterest boards on the Fairy gardens etc for more ideas. These little things I used all came from a garden shop. Many of them around the country are carrying darling things with a garden theme. It is like miniatures/dollhouses, The nice part of these fairy garden ideas is that you can create them in many containers, a basket, something you have on hand. Watch the scale. HAVE FUN.

  2. Reblogged this on The End Justifies the Journey and commented:
    Can’t help but share….SO CO CUUUUTEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =>

  3. I’d never heard of fairy gardens but they are amazing! A lovely adjunct to a doll house!

    • The delightful miniature world can be done on a smaller scale than a big dollhouse. I hope you will look at my pins on Pinterest to see all the things you can do with this fairy garden idea.

  4. pbmgarden says:

    Stepheny I know you loved making this for your daughter. Are those chimes? (you might enjoy looking at this blog: http://petalandpins.com).

  5. Yes, I saw these little wind chimes and thought, ah, instead of a chandler in a gazebo, why not these chimes. It worked. I will check the blog you suggested. Thanks.

  6. Stepheny, I LOVE this idea! You are so clever and creative! I know there are faeries living in my garden and this inspires me to create a “playhouse” for them. I will peruse my yard and house to re-purpose some object and transform it for the faeries. I’ll let you know what I come up with. Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous idea!

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