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.
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.
We even made a miniature porch swing from ice cream sticks to fit inside.
The porch swing hangs from the top of the clock in amongst a star filled sky.
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.
I'm super excited about how she turned out.
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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Bbunny on Jan 16, 2021
Love it! I have an old clock I've been saving and this would make a good project for that. Also, I have a dearly-loved-for-years wooden clock that no longer works. The replacement "motor" doesn't fit properly so if I don't find one that does, I am going to make a fairy garden or plain planter with faux succulents out of it. Thank you. It's not a family heirloom or expensive, etc., but I just can't get rid of it.