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

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 :)
the house was actually a candle holder. I glued moss on it ( also found at the thrift store)
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.
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
tiny bird house from thrift store
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:)
Fake tree found at the thrift store

Ask the creator about this project

  • Barb Rosen
    Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    on May 9, 2014

    Lovely! The fairies are on their way to their new home! : )

  • Sarah
    Sarah Orrville, OH
    on May 10, 2014

    Wonderful! I love the waterfall! Very creative.

  • Tanya Peterson Felsheim
    Tanya Peterson Felsheim Grants Pass, OR
    on May 10, 2014

    So cute! Great ideas.

  • Love Digging in the Dirt
    Love Digging in the Dirt Saint Clair Shores, MI
    on May 16, 2014

    I bought stuff throughout the looong cold Michigan winter to make a fairy house and I can't wait to incorporate some of your ideas into making it! Yours is lovely!

    • Xena Nierobisz
      Xena Nierobisz Raleigh, NC
      on May 16, 2014

      @Love Digging in the Dirt yay. please post pics!!!! :) and thank you so much :)

  • Joyce
    Joyce Traverse City, MI
    on Mar 8, 2015

    I know what you mean about almost being "afraid" to look at these posts, Xena! I, too, get far too many ideas cranking around in my brain, but have no place to put anything, so have to "walk away," so to speak. Your little fairy setting is wonderful, and is very creative.

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