I thought I would do something different this year to celebrate Earth Day. As I’m cleaning up my yard, I decided to add a Fairy Garden. After all, fairies need a place to call home, right? Fairy gardens are all the rage and the perfect kid or Scout project.
There are no real rules, and you need just a few basic ingredients. In fact, you want to “shop” in your yard. I gathered moss, bark, twigs, pine cones, nuts and stones.
You need some sort of base. One of my terracotta pots didn’t make it over the winter, but the broken pieces are perfect. You could also use a base from a pot, or an old pan, even a bird bath would work. I picked up at little lantern at Goodwill so my fairy has a house.
I glued the two broken pieces of the pot together and arranged the moss. I left enough dirt on the underside hoping it will continue to thrive outdoors.
Then I placed the lantern on top.
I stuck a twig through the opening on the lantern and attached a piece of a pine cone (with wire) to make a fairy chandelier!
Finally, arrange pieces of bark, nuts, sticks and cones to create a mini forest wonderland.
Since you really can’t glue anything to moss or dirt, set it in a protected part of your garden. Mine peeks out from under a bush. It’s a little hidden garden treasure.