How to Build a Fairy Garden Waterfall With Foam In A Can
I love Fairy Gardens so I wanted to build a waterfall and make it magical. I bought some cans of fire retardant Great Stuff and made it happen :-)
I took apart an old aviary
Used some old water pieces that were no longer needed in our large waterfall / koi pond
Built a structure with the recycled wood. I used a drawer from an old plastic filing cabinet to hole the water for the waterfall.
I covered the entire structure in screen (regular window screening) and in layers sprayed the foam. I found the screen was a good conduit for the foam. The foam had to be put on in layers. If I went to high all at once, the foam fell. This process took about a week. Because this was going to go under our house, I bought the fire retardant foam. This is important because the regular foam is very flammable.
Then I spray painted the structure with various colors to give it an "island" look.
I put a dragon, on top of his jewels at the top :-)
Added some moss for texture, gnomes climbing up to steal their jewels back...yes, I love The Hobbit :-)
Added some fairy magic
3 years later, it is still in perfect condition. It brings much fun to our Granddaughters and we love the sound of the water trickling down the falls. So easy to do. Takes a little time but there is magic in a can of foam :-)
Our oldest Granddaughter needed a fairy garden for her house as well. So, with Great Stuff, we made it so. Each time we visit, I bring my foam and build an addition. This is after 2 additions and we have "room to grow". Spreading the magic is a necessity in our life :-)
- Great Stuff Fire Retardant Foam (Any hardware store - mine came from Ace Hardware)
- Fairy items (I bought these at various places)
- Screen, Wood, Spray Paint (Any hardware store)
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Published April 29th, 2016 10:37 AM
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