• DIY Project ~ Mother’s Day Fairy Garden

    Posted on May 5, 2013 by in Amazing flower pairings, Bird sanctuaries, baths, feeders and more, DIY home and garden craft projects, Things that inspire me in the garden

     

    Tulip Fairy in her birdbath garden http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-mothers-day-fairy-garden/

    Tulip Fairy in her birdbath garden

     

    Just in time for a Mother’s Day project, I found a cracked birdbath sitting in a neighbor’s curbside trash. I have been saving little bits of things to make some fairy gardens and this just plopped into my lap (actually the front passenger seat of my car).

    Although it looks more extensive, this project took just forty-five minutes to put together, not including the heaving and hauling of the very heavy birdbath to and from the car!

     

     

     

     

    Here’s what you need:

    an old birdbath or planter of your choice with drainage holes

    some stones, pebbles and potting soil

    small perennial plants (I used wooly thyme, whorled stonecrop sedum “Larinem Park”, stonecrop sedum “Coral Carpet” and Armeria “Morning Star White”

    a fairy and some tiny garden accents

    Directions:

    # 1  Put some stones in the bottom of the birdbath for drainage

    # 2  Add potting soil, mounding it in the center

    # 3  Now add the plants,  leaving a little spot or two for your accents

    # 4  Add accents and decorative pebbles

    So my secret is out ~ I am a trashpicker of the highest order! But didn’t we have fun?

    Completed Fairy Garden ~ a perfect Mother's Day gift! http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-mothers-day-fairy-garden/

    Completed Fairy Garden ~ a perfect Mother’s Day gift!

    Tulip Fairy sitting amidst the wooly thyme, lemon thyme, Armeria "Morning White Star", stonecrop sedum "Larienem Park" and "Coral Carpet". http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-mothers-day-fairy-garden/

    Tulip Fairy sitting amidst the wooly thyme, lemon thyme, Armeria “Morning White Star”, stonecrop sedum “Larienem Park” and “Coral Carpet”.

     

    One very shabby chic cracked birdbath! http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-mothers-day-fairy-garden/

    One very shabby chic cracked birdbath!

     

    Even though the birdbath was cracked, I added stones for drainage. http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-mothers-day-fairy-garden/

    Even though the birdbath was cracked, I added stones for drainage.

     

     

    Tulip Fairy http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-mothers-day-fairy-garden/

    Tulip Fairy

     

    Outdoor Fairy Garden http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-mothers-day-fairy-garden/

    Outdoor Fairy Garden

     

10 Responses so far.

  1. judymay says:

    such a nice idea.iam going to make one for my mother in law.thank you

  2. Cathy says:

    Barb, how delightful! Thanks so much for sharing this great idea. I just happen to have a leaking birdbath…I have hesitated discarding it thinking I could surely find a use for it…and this idea is perfect. My only problem is where to find my fairy and her things…not for sure where to look, can you direct me?

  3. Pam says:

    Where do you find Fairys? and miniature anything?

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