Make Your Own Fairy Garden

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Spring has officially sprung (at least here in Texas)! The days have been sunny and warm and the kids want nothing more than to play outside. I love encouraging the kids to play in the garden and use their imaginations so I decided to get a little whimsical and create a special fairy garden for my kids to enjoy this spring.

I decided to use a birdbath as the home base for my fairy garden. You could also use a wide, shallow pot or dish or just a small patch of dirt in your garden. My birdbath is a Mickey Mouse bath because my kids are obsessed with Mickey and...why not?

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I gathered my supplies: small succulents I grabbed from the hardware store, leftover soil from when I made my DIY terrarium, fairies and fairy accessories from Michaels, and some random stones from around the yard.

 

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Using my soil from the terrarium project, I filled the basin of the birdbath with everything I needed to plant some succulents. Then I planted a few of the succulents around the perimeter of the birdbath and covered the rest of the soil with sheet moss.

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Then I strategically placed a few fairies, some cute little animals (a squirrel, a snail and a turtle), a fairy door and some stones around the rest of the garden area. Next to the sleeping fairy, I added some blue glass pebbles to resemble a pond.

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After a quick watering to make sure my succulents don't keel over in the Texas sun, I called it a win and summoned the kiddos over to admire their new fairy garden!

 

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This is such a fun and easy project. You can get really creative and go all out or you can keep it simple and sweet. Either way, your kids will love playing with their fairy friends!

 

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Author: Cheyenne Bell

Cheyenne, a photographer and SAHM, resides with her amazing hubby, two crazy kiddos, a Border Collie and two evil cats in the suburbs of Houston, Texas. Besides photography, her greatest passions include lots of coffee, autumn, flea markets, vintage finds, old books, and red wine. When she’s not wrangling babies or shooting them (with her camera, of course) you can find her over at her blog, Girl v. The World, where she writes about everything from DIY, decor, motherhood, and healthy living, to the occasional product review or giveaway of things she loves.

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