Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Fairy Garden Party

Last night I had a big group of lovely young ladies over to make Fairy Gardens. We ate candy. We drank soda. We got a lot of dirt under our finger nails. I got zero shots of the finished product. It was awesome! 
Pre-party porch. I tried to make it all feel like fairy land with the hanging lights. I'm not sure the girls even noticed. But I like them! 
They each were allowed to plant one tall-ish flowering plant in a hanging pot and then surrounded it with tiny succulents or ground cover. Then they added miniature animals, butterflies, flags, etc to decorate the gardens and make them welcoming to fairies! Our local nursery has a really large selection of miniature plants right now, yours probably does too!
I decorate with weeds. Get over it ;)
There was a very exciting photo-shoot following the garden-making.
I'm just proud that my porch is clean. 
Gymnastics, rolling in the grass, hysterical laughter, a few injuries, someone stepping in some hidden dog poop (my bad, girls), and a few really sweet conversations later and it was all just a very hyper dream. 
A lot of people use miniature houses, streams, paths, etc. Those fancier things just get pricey when you're buying supplies for large groups. If you want to make one yourself, here is a link to a simple fairy garden tutorial. Or I suggest checking out Pinterest or goolge for ideas. Duh. 
Now I need to make one for myself! 


  1. How fun! I loved making little fairy gardens in the backyard when I was a kid!

  2. I must confess I had never heard of a fairy garden. I am hooked, though, and want to nab a few little girls to do this project with.....or just pretend to have little girls and keep them for my own yard!!