Fairy Garden (Concrete Leaf Roof)

Have Fun Making Your Own Fairy Garden!
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.
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.
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.
*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.
*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.
*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.
*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.
*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.
*The green looking rock is a succulent.

*The fairies, troll and added decorations were purchased at Hobby Lobby and Michaels.
Minnie's Milestones by Jonni
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  • Marc Erick 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!

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