A Crafty Mix - Michelle
A Crafty Mix - Michelle
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Tick, Tock, It's a Fairy Garden in a Clock

4 Materials
$10
3 Hours
Medium

I LOVE fairy gardens  and over the years we've made loads of them, but this little one is now officially my favorite.

tick tock it s a fairy garden in a clock

We built the fairy garden inside this over sized clock that we found at a local thrift store.

tick tock it s a fairy garden in a clock

The clock mechanism didn't work any more and I originally thought I'd just fix it up a little and use it as part of our decor. While taking it apart it struck me  that it would be the perfect container for a fairy garden. The clock is about 17 cm or 6 1/2" tall and has just enough space inside for planting small succulents, adding a porch swing and two bead topiaries. All I needed to do, after a few tweaks, was drill some holes at the bottom for drainage, add soil and plant her up.

tick tock it s a fairy garden in a clock

We even made a miniature porch swing from ice cream sticks to fit inside.

tick tock it s a fairy garden in a clock

The porch swing hangs from the top of the clock in amongst a star filled sky.

tick tock it s a fairy garden in a clock

And the little topiaries on either side are just three different sized beads that have been covered in moss and stuck together with a skewer.

tick tock it s a fairy garden in a clock

I'm super excited about how she turned out.

tick tock it s a fairy garden in a clock

What do you think? Would you use an old clock to make a fairy garden? I'd love to know.


P.S. you can download the plans for the little porch swing and see the full tutorial with lots of pictures on the blog. The link should be down at the bottom of this post. Come say hi, we love getting visitors.

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