Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fall Fairy Gardens

Today's post is something a little different - something that would appeal to the kid in you.  One tradition I do with my kids, is make fairy gardens for each season.  Now is a good time to make a fall one, since there are plenty of pumpkins and gourds out there.

To make a fairy garden, you need to find natural things that would make a pretty place for fairy folk to visit.

I like to cut off the side of a small pumpkin and clean out the seeds and goop.  Then I fill it with stones and other assorted natural trinkets which serve as tables and seats.  A few acorns make it look festive, too.  Then I place it outside, in an out-of-the-way location, and make pebble paths leading to tree branch structures and other fairy abodes.  You can decorate your garden dwellings with mums, goldenrod, sedum, or any other fall flowers you can find. 

My kids love doing this, and it adds a touch of whimsy to my garden.  Now if only my dog would leave it alone!

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    1. I guess you can think of it that way. Do you make shadow boxes?

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  2. how very fun and creatively clever. I've never seen this, but it's definitely cute.

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  3. What a cool idea. Thanks for sharing about it.

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    1. Sure. I'm hoping some readers actually try it.

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  4. i love this--it reminds me of things i made as a child---i loved the thought of homes in cozy little places :)

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    1. Can you just imagine the little fairies in there? LOL!

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  5. Hi Sherry - I wondered about the delight other creatures would find in the juicy pumpkin .. but the kids would be totally entertained with it .. a change from other commercial aspects - cheers Hilary

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    1. Fortunately, all the creatures (except our dog) leave it alone. We have a fenced backyard, so I think that helps.

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