Fairy Garden (Concrete Leaf Roof)


Have Fun Making Your Own Fairy Garden!
fairy garden concrete leaf roof, flowers, gardening, succulents
I had promised to show you the use of my concrete leaves and here is the first one. My Fairy Garden, using part of a leftover piece of a bird bath fountain and a concrete leaf for the roof of the fairy house.
fairy garden concrete leaf roof, flowers, gardening, succulents
My hubby continually said, "No" to a Fairy Garden, even though if I had really wanted one I would have just made one. The opportunity arose when he brought back from the farm an old wagon that was in his family, and I said that would make a great Fairy Garden.
fairy garden concrete leaf roof, flowers, gardening, succulents
So it began . . . . .
*First I lined the wagon with two tin foil pans used for baking. I didn't want the wagon to rust through the bottom. Also, I had decided that I wanted it inside our home. Crazy you say, well after the work that I put into it along with the expense, the last thing I wanted were pesky squirrels digging it up.
*Then I filled the wagon with potting soil.
*Decide where your house is going to be located and what kind of house you want. There are some absolutely awesome fairy houses for sale. But, I wanted an original and this is an original and one of a kind. I started with this piece of a salvaged fountain piece from a bird bath, it has been laying around in different garden spaces for years. So it already had some natural patina. I painted the mushrooms and other items on the salvaged piece along with adding some highlights on the stones.
fairy garden concrete leaf roof, flowers, gardening, succulents
*I tried several concrete leaves for the roof, until I found one that fit perfectly. No, I hadn't planned on making a fairy garden at the time I made the leaves. Just sort of worked out that way! The roof was then painted with a mixed color wash. There was no rhyme nor reason for the color, other than matching the house. I pretty much just fly by the seat of my pants.
fairy garden concrete leaf roof, flowers, gardening, succulents
*I started laying packaged moss on the soil. I also tucked moss into the cracks and crevices of the house.
*It doesn't show in this picture, but I did add a few pieces of live moss to the roof of the house. It does need sprayed with water often.
fairy garden concrete leaf roof, flowers, gardening, succulents
*I dug up a rock with real moss on it for the dam of the pond. The blue rock is the water for the pond.
fairy garden concrete leaf roof, flowers, gardening, succulents
*The troll house is from an old floral swag. The white rock is a path.
*The three rocks are part of the edge of the pond.
*I arranged and rearranged everything a time or two.
fairy garden concrete leaf roof, flowers, gardening, succulents
*Start adding live plants. A miniature peace lily is in the background and in the foreground baby tears. These are actually my second set of plants. I had a miniature hosta, miniature thyme and a wire vine first. They are all outside in my garden now and hopefully will do better there. These plants are better suited as houseplants, so I do hope they do better. Several of the greenhouses in my area are caring miniature plants for fairy gardens at this time.
fairy garden concrete leaf roof, flowers, gardening, succulents
*The green looking rock is a succulent.
*The fairies, troll and added decorations were purchased at Hobby Lobby and Michaels.

Top Hometalk Projects

14 DIY Hacks to Stay Clean While Camping
30 Essential Hacks For Cleaning Around Your Home
17 DIY Projects You Can Start And Finish Tonight
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
20 Easy Concrete Projects You Absolutely CAN Do!
15 Fabulous Fire Pits For Your Backyard
30 Unusual & Helpful Gardening Tips You'll Want To Know
30 Ways To Use Old Jeans For Brilliant Craft Ideas
30 Ways To Use Old Jeans For Brilliant Craft Ideas
16 Ways to Showcase Your Herb Garden
17 DIY-Inspiring Kitchen Backsplashes
18 Fun Ways To Add Glitter To Your Home Decor
29 Of The Best DIY Mirror Projects Ever Made
15 Quick and Easy Gift Ideas Using Buttons
16 Creative Ways To Upcycle Pallets
Minnie's Milestones by Jonni

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

Go

Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Marc Erick
    on Apr 23, 2018

    I'mstarting my first fairy garden and you've given me some great ideas! Very happy I came across your post! Do you still have this garden? Thank you for sharing!

    • Actually i do, but I did have to remove everything and put in a pond liner. Thank you for the question. Please let me know if you have further questions.

    • I was in Home Depot today, and they have the cutest fairy houses, a strawberry, asparagus and something else. If I had someplace to put another fairy garden I would with them. I also am trying to figure out how to make fairy doors and I am going to put them around my neighborhood trees.

    • Marc Erick
      on Apr 24, 2018

      Ha! I was just there today and found some awesome succulents. I'm in the process of making my garden..so far I've lined my container with a heavy duty trash bag but perhaps I'll grab a pond liner before I go any further as it will be inside as was yours. I'll have to pist some pics when finished. Thanks for the tips and ideas!! I'm thinking of adding a small water feature too...we'll see!

Join the conversation

2 of 40 comments
  • Linda
    on Jun 12, 2017

    It's beautiful !!!!!!
  • Marlene
    on Apr 5, 2018

    Marlene Grafton NSW

    6-4-2017




    I love the wagon ill am looking to buy a wagon to make one.🤔😀🤗

Your comment...