Detour to the Lavender Fairy and Scented Miniature Garden


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Today's project was almost another 15 Minute Fix; that was my original intention.  I had to take a little detour to get there, but fortunately the finished results were just as I envisioned...


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You may remember this glass mushroom jar featured in my weekly Friday's Find post several weeks ago.  I thought it would make a unique miniature garden, so I got busy.


Detour to the Lavender Fairy and Scented Miniature Garden mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Original container for garden BEFORE improvising


You know me and aromatherapy--I wanted it to be scented so I added dried lavender buds. 


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Next, a tiny white picket fence, also a thrifted find and some sparkly butterfly stickers from my craft stash.


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Of course I needed a flower fairy to tend the lavender. I got this copper colored pixie 40% off at Hobby Lobby. I love the detail and also how the color complements the lavender.


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Isn't this vintage thimble the perfect fairy sized flower pot? You can read about my Peter Pan kisses here.

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As a finishing touch, I added a tiny ladybug from a yard sale bundle.


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I thought it was just right...until I replaced the top of the jar.


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No Bueno!  I didn't anticipate the jar lid placement would have such a confining appearance and I didn't like it. My little lavender fairy looked like she was in mushroom prison! 


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On to Plan B, so I shopped my house and came up with this galvanized lantern. Moving time! First the lavender...


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...and then I repeated each step until the lavender fairy was home in her garden. Much better and it smells heavenly! 


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Have you had to find an alternate solution when a project didn't go as anticipated? 





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14 comments:

  1. So sweet. The lantern works out much better even though I do love the mushroom.

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  2. The lantern is perfect! So cute. There are fairies in my garden this year, they are building a neighborhood, LOL!!

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  3. Yep, you needed a plan B for sure! Like the lantern much better! It's a sweet little vignette. I love the little fence & the ladybugs!

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  4. haha, mushroom prison. Yikes. The lantern is way better! I'm getting ready to make a fairy garden too. I have that old wagon just begging to be filled with fairy fun. Yours is so sweet and I bet it does smell heavenly!
    Hope you're well. hugs,
    Cecilia

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  5. Yes Cecilia...I make adjustments all the time!! The fairy looks very happy in her lantern home, although the mushroom prison was funny :)

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  6. It's so lovely Cecilia. I love anything galvanized and the lantern is perfect for such a sweet fairy garden, and I bet it smells wonderful.

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  7. I just love the carpet of lavender that the fairy walks on, and she is so pretty!

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  8. Perfect in the lantern. The thimble flower pot is pretty clever too.

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  9. I love how it all came together in the lantern...very sweet!

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  10. I absolutely adore your take on a fairy garden. We so appreciate you joining the Thoughts of Home on Thursday gathering. May you have a delightfully lovely weekend.

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  11. Aren't fairy gardens fabulous! I love the creativty that you used in making this one.
    Thank you ever so much for joining us at TOHOT.
    Today is the garden party link up and we would love to have you!
    Jemma

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  12. What a cute project!

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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