I introduced a fairy door a few years ago and the girls have been obsessed with the magic of fairies ever since. They write letters to the fairies regularly leaving notes at their door riddled with questions. How big are you? How many of you are there? How old are you? Do you know Tinkerbell? Why can we never see you? Can I have some fairy dust? Can I have your magic wand?
On and on the questions come, keeping
Mummy the fairies busy replying.
Last school holidays, I decided to run with the fairy theme and create a fairy garden for each of the girls. I have absolutely no talent in the crafting / gardening fields, but the fairy gardens turned out beautifully.
If you’re looking for something to create on the weekend or school holidays with the kids, this whimsical activity will keep the magic of fairies alive for … as long as you can keep the garden alive!
Choose a pot or container
I took the girls on an adventure to Bunnings and bought a terracotta pot and saucer for each of them. I chose a wide pot to allow the girls plenty of room to create their fairy scene. You can use any old pot you have at home, a free patch in the garden, or even a wooden or plastic storage box or container.
Prepare the foundation with potting mix
I bought your standard potting mix, also from Bunnings, and some sphagnum moss to help keep the plants moist.
Pick your plants
I let the girls choose their plants, within reason. We wanted something colourful, but we also needed something hearty that would last the Queensland heat. We opted for a couple of bright and cheery succulents.
The fun part – create your fairy wonderland!
You can use whatever bits and pieces you have around the house here. We opted for some white and blue pebbles and a few fairy decorations I picked up at our local Dollars and Sense.
Let’s put it all together!!
Grab your pot and cover the bottom of it with sphagnum moss, then add the soil to within an inch of the top.
Time to get planting. We planted our flowers around the edge leaving plenty of room for fairies, fairy doors, and magical bits and pieces to be added within.
The girls loved adding their own personal touches to their fairy gardens.
They look pretty special, don’t you think?
This was a great activity which entertained us for hours – no whining or moaning, just an enchanting morning with my girls.
If fairies aren’t your thing – get creative. How about a beach scene or dinosaur garden?
Have you made a fairy garden before? Are you counting down to the school holidays as much as I am?
Linking up today with Kylie Purtell for IBOT.