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Making a Fairy Garden From Objects Mostly Found at the Thrift Store:)

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Sometimes I am really "afraid" to look at Hometalk posts because I get inspired by some many ideas and I just have to create something right away.:) So when I see a cool project I think "not again, now I have to run to the thrift store or look thru my craft things."hahahaha. Of course this is why I love this site!!!
Last year I purchased this whiskey ( I think) barrel from tractor supply. It was on sale yay! I planted beautiful flowers in their but this year I really had nothing in it.I saw so many cool posts about fairy gardens and I really wanted to make my own.I looked online to see how much fairy garden furniture were and I knew I couldn't afford them. So I went to my favorite thrift store that is only 3 min drive from my house and found all bunch of cool things. I realized that there were lots of sealed bags with many little items in it and most of them looked like they would work perfectly for the little garden. I also went to the dollar tree store to look for some things. So this is what I created :)
  • making a fairy garden from objects mostly found at the thrift store, container gardening, crafts, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
the house was actually a candle holder. I glued moss on it ( also found at the thrift store)
  • making a fairy garden from objects mostly found at the thrift store, container gardening, crafts, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
I glued 2 tiny terracotta pots and blue glass pieces so it will look like the water is coming out. Glass container and blue glass pieces are from dollar tree.
  • making a fairy garden from objects mostly found at the thrift store, container gardening, crafts, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
the fence was my from popsicle sticks spray painted brown and connected with a wire. The "tunnel"- half buried terracotta pot. Some items I already had at the house that I was collecting for a doll house
  • making a fairy garden from objects mostly found at the thrift store, container gardening, crafts, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
tiny bird house from thrift store
  • making a fairy garden from objects mostly found at the thrift store, container gardening, crafts, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
welcome sign from dollar tree. Also the black rocks are from dollar tree. The ceramic leaves are from thrift store. And of course the fairy is from the thrift store:)
  • making a fairy garden from objects mostly found at the thrift store, container gardening, crafts, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
Fake tree found at the thrift store

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  • Time With Thea

    What a brilliant idea to get your items from the little bag collections at the thrift store! How resourceful! I love what you created. I would be intimidated at all. The Fairy Garden you created has totally inspired me! Thank you for sharing.

    • Xena Nierobisz
      Xena Nierobisz Raleigh, NC

      Awww thank you so much for such a nice comment! If you ever make a fairy garden please post pics :)

  • Johanna Buckley
    Johanna Buckley Torrington, CT

    Talk about being creative!!! All I can say is beautiful!!

  • Casey Gragg
    Casey Gragg Houston, TX

    Dollar Tree and Thrift stores rock!! You have made a most awesome fairy garden... Love it

  • Virginia
    Virginia Halifax, VA

    I'm still gathering my stuff to make one went to a plant sale# show thing got a more ideas thanks for the inspire

  • Lynn
    Lynn Fort Myers, FL

    Oh my gosh this is such a cute idea. Thanks for all the info

    • Xena Nierobisz
      Xena Nierobisz Raleigh, NC

      Thank you :) I change this garden every year and add/ remove things but try to keep similar look ;)

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