Craft Trends – Fairy GardensSeptember 19, 2012 8:13 am Craft Trends, Crafts, Floral Crafts, Green Crafting
They’re hard to resist, sweet and magical, whimsical and fun – Fairy Gardens are popping up everywhere these days. From tiny, saucer sized examples to child- scaled gardens, fairy gardens, along with the crafty, clever accouterments that go in them, are trendy in a big way. Whether you are building a fairy garden with your kids for the porch or patio, creating a whimsical place for your own enjoyment or, like me, fashioning a surprise garden in the wild for the young ones in your life to happen upon in wonder, you really can’t go wrong with these charmers. I had a fabulous time making my own and it’s hard not to want to make more (and more, and more, but that would ruin the surprise I think).
Examples of fairy gardens abound. I love this child sized garden especially, what a wonderful space to grow and play.
From a crafting standpoint, though, I’m loving finding inspiration for creating all the little bits and bobs that help to create the magic.
Champagne wire seats and stone toad stools! So cute! This series on Fairy Garden furniture making is particularly good.
Looking for some fun elements to add into your own fairy garden? Paintable birdhouses make a great starting point for a cozy home for your fairies, and be sure to check out the miniatures in our garden and floral department to add details like moss, animals and stepping stones.
Be sure to hop over to our Craft Trends Pinboard on Pinterest for some more Fairy Garden inspiration! Have a great Fairy Garden that you’ve created? Send us a photo! We love to see what you were inspired to do!