Create a Fairy Garden

 Written by Cheri Pugatch

Fairies and princesses are the hot topic of conversation in a house with two little girls.  I came across the idea of creating a fairy garden from a friend on Facebook, and to say it was a hit with my girls would be an understatement.  They had a blast going to Home Depot to pick out the whiskey barrel planter and perennials to plant in the garden.  Next stop was Michael’s.  We bought fairy houses (aka unfinished wooden bird houses) to be painted along with fairy garden decorations (pretty rocks, sparkly butterflies and fake moss).  
Next the girls painted their fairy houses and my husband sprayed the houses with a polycrylic protective gloss to make sure the painted houses would be protected from rain.  This can be purchased at Home Depot or your local hardware store.  
The last step of the project was to fill the barrel with soil, plant the flowers, and arrange the fairy houses with décor.  This final step was so much fun for the girls (see pics) and they are so proud of the fairy garden that they created.  Every day we check to see if there are any fairies visiting.  I plan to sprinkle a little fairy dust every once in a while so the girls get excited to see traces of the fairies J

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