Fairies and Fairy Gardens
Fairies and Fairy Gardens are all the rage now. I have been enchanted with fairies for well over 20 years. I love their beauty, playfulness and mystique not to mention their gorgeous wings. Fairies tend to be small along with their homes, furniture and pets. And I love miniatures! My first fairy was purchased at the Maryland Renaissance festival in the early 1990’s. She was made from clay and she was sitting on a bubble and was adorned with long, flowy feathers. Since then, I’ve tried to recreate fairies using Sculpy. I don’t have the skill to make them as beautiful as the pictures online, but I can make some that are playful looking! I recently introduced fairies to Rae. Last summer during our summer craft camp, I taught the girls how to make a fairy garden. We used popsicle sticks to make the houses and furniture. We added a live flower and the girls took their fairy houses home to invite their own fairies into their world.
The Fairy Garden Summer Camp fairy houses!
I love the camp fire!
Is that a slide?! It’s like the water park.
This fairy house is all green.
This winter, as we were making the doll tree houses, I broke out the clay and started making a fairy house and a fairy for my doll house. Taking sampling from various Pinterest posts I like, I started creating. I used 2 flower pots for the house. It originally started at a one level, but I couldn’t stop!
My fairy house
The house was originally 1 level, but the door was too cool to reduce in size, and the rock steps had to stay, so a second story was born. My fairy decided a variety of flowers should adorn her new home. We started with roses around the door, red, white, purple and yellow. Around the sides and back of the houses, we planted a variety of colorful bushes.
Flowering Bushes around the house
These white flowers kind of look like blue berry flowers. The yellow flowering bush is a rare variety found only in fairy land.
Her favorite flower, the rose
Roses are my fairy’s favorite flower, so she has a Knock Out rose bush along with another unusual variety of pink flowering bush.
Her roof is energy efficient. The circles glow in the dark, saving electricity. Here is my sweet fairy posing on a mushroom log.
My little fairy. What do you think her name is?
Her wings are super sparkly.
Super sparkle wings
She hasn’t told me her name yet. What do you think her name is?