Monday, 28 May 2012

Welcome to our Fairy Garden

Welcome to our Fairy Garden!
When I saw the Fairy Garden Contest over at The Magic Onions I knew this would be something the boys and I would enjoy.  We have been making up our own magical stories about different worlds that exist inside the caves at the bottom of trees, so of course this was the perfect place for us to start.
Overview of out Fairy house and garden
Around the front is where we started making some simple furniture of rocks for the fairies we had made a while back.  TJ played here for a number of days before MJ got at the rocks... I found a huge bag of little wooden jars and furniture at a thrift store so we revisited the house and spruced it up.
Top: the whole house. Bottom left: food pantry, jars and bedroom.
Bottom right: chair, table, dresser and flower vase.
Next we made a path around the side of the tree to make a garden/playground for the fairies.  the boys helped by collecting and colouring on the stones.

TJ helps hammer the nail for the tire swing
We had several ideas for the garden.  We had made the arbor a while before and thought it would look nice near the pond (apple sauce container).  The tire swing was a must for boys along with a sand box.  The Teepee was my idea, but I think it needs to be glued as MJ keeps knocking it over.
Fairy Garden with pond, swing, teepee, and sand box
Try to zoom in on the photos for more detail
 As you can see our little project was a lot of fun to make.  I'm sure it will have more additions soon.  The boys added some signs today to welcome the fairies.  We have had a number of different toys come to visit.
Thanks for visiting!
 We look forward to a fun summer in the garden and making his a yearly project!

For more information please check out The Magic Onions Fairy Garden Contest 2012.  You can make your own and enter even if you don't have a blog to post about it.

This post is linked up to the following awesome linky parties:
It's Play Time
Happy Family Times
Enchanted Homeschooling Mom
Sugar & Spice
Tea Rose Home 


6 comments:

  1. Your fairy garden is so magical and sweet! Using the tree like you have is such a great idea, I love the little details in the nooks :-) It sounds like you are all having such a wonderful time enjoying it!

    Thanks for sharing on Happy Family Times x

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  2. My daughter would LOVE this!

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  3. What a delightful fairy garden! I love that the boys input so much into it.

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  4. My kids would love this! I think the swing is so sweet. Thank you for linking up this week to my Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop.

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  5. Oh my goodness your fairy garden is wonderful! I can't till Bunny is a little older so we can do this. My Happy Family Times post is here: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/05/beach-belly.html

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  6. I love this garden in the tree roots! I'm having a childhood flashback! You can see how really invested your boys are. Thank you for sharing this!

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