Enchanted Fairy Garden Flower Bed


Hi there, Friends! What do a broken lamp, a planter, a candle holder and snuffer all have in common? Yes, they are all thrifted finds and...


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...they were also used for my latest project--recreating a challenging garden spot that's due for a change. Originally, I planted English ivy between the house's foundation and the walkway that leads to my front door. I loved it, but unfortunately, after around three years when it had grown lush, the deer decided they loved it too and would not leave it alone! I got so tired of fighting them and trying to keep it trimmed neatly after they munched, I finally gave up and removed it. Next, I planted very small rosemary plants which looked nice and also smelled wonderful. However, they have since outgrown the space and crowded the walkway, so I removed most of the rosemary leaving a bare spot. {In case you are wondering, I have close to twenty more rosemary bushes in my garden--several of them are huge!


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Creeping fig grows on the opposite side of the house, but it has been slower to grow in this narrow spot, which is partially covered but still receives a lot of sun. I had been pondering the best way to replant this area when an idea began to form. I was further inspired by finding random bits and pieces from my thrifting adventures. I envisioned an enchanted fairy garden flower bed next to my front walkway. I plan to mix herbs and bedding plants with repurposed thrift store finds which will give the long narrow space the illusion of a never-ending fairy forest that I can continue to add to over time. Here's the eclectic thrifted pieces I gathered so far. 


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With these in mind, I decided to arrange a scene on top of an inverted copper tub. This would allow small pieces to be more visible without getting lost in the space. First, I glued dollar store floral moss on top.  

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I used it to line the tree trunk planter too.


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When I bought the floral moss at Dollar Tree, I was thrilled to find an assortment of fairy garden supplies that I could add to my enchanted forest. The little houses are ceramic and the rest of the pieces are resin. I bought a few of each because I knew they'd be gone fast. Ready to see how it all came together? 


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I'd known as soon as I saw the tree trunk that I wanted to plant it with herbs. I think the thyme really gives it a realistic tree look. 


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All of the metal pieces received a fresh coat of copper paint. I love how copper pops against garden greenery. I topped the gazebo candle holder with moss and...


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...look how perfectly the tiny dollar store garden bench fits inside!


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On Wednesday, I'll be sharing details on how I upcycled each of the dollar store fairy pieces, plus another fun way to use them. 


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Here's a peek at the inverted copper tub garden placed in the flower bed. 


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On its left is the broken birdcage lamp I mentioned earlier. I planted several pots of candytuft--did you know it's considered an herb with medicinal qualities? White flowers are a favorite of mine and these reflected the natural light so much in the photos, they almost don't look real! 


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The birdhouse candle snuffer dangles from the birdcage as if it were meant to hang there. I'm on the lookout for just the right birds to nest inside.


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Here, a view from the top. This section is a little less than half of the flower bed so I'll probably post a sequel as I add to it. The creeping fig will spread and once it's officially spring I'll add more herbs and flowers. 


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22 comments:

  1. Aw, that's perfect for that spot Cecilia. I have stuff I got last year for one but never got around to. You've inspired me to work on mine! (Dollar store, here I come!)
    Hugs
    Cecilia

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  2. that is so cute! looks like an element from fairy garden :)

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  3. What a great idea to fill in a bare spot! I can't wait till Spring arrives here to replant my fairy garden. I did not know the Dollar Tree had fairy things!

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  4. Wonderful idea for a small space! I have some fairy doors on my house, and one in the garden. It is a fun thing to discover when looking at the flowers.

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  5. Your sweet fairy garden has me dreaming of spring.

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  6. Sometimes it is scary how much you and I like the same things. Yesterday I picked up several of the same fairy garden pieces at the Dollar Tree but need a few more pieces. I am planning a fairy garden in a enamel basin. Love yours fairy garden and it was the perfect solution to your bare spot and you were able to use several of the items you found thrifting recently.

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  7. Cecelia,
    This is so cute!! I think a trip to the Dollar Tree is in order tomorrow morning....
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  8. This is such a good idea. Those items you found look crazy different when you transformed them! I love it. Thanks for sharing. I am not usually a girl that likes fairies. I liked ninja turtles but after seeing your fairy garden bed .... I'm am going to make one too! That is unique to me

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  9. Aww, that is so sweet & I bet GG will get a kick out of it! Love how you've used your thrifted finds & the little tree trunk planter looks like it was sold with all the moss & other stuff you've added. I'm going to have to pay a little visit to Dollar Tree myself!

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  10. How adorable is this?! I love it!!! I find the best stuff at the Dollar Tree sometimes :)

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  11. This is just so cute! I have some fairy garden things on my window sill and always love looking at them while washing dishes. :)

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  12. Aw this looks so fun and so perfect for spring!! :) So many great finds!

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  13. Adorable. My girls would love making something like this.

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  14. This is so cute! Loos like a great addition to an empty space!

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  15. Perfect for your space there and so cute. I have not been in Dollar Tree in so long, but need to go and see what is new for Spring decorating.
    Blessing Cecilia.
    Audrey Z.

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  16. This is adorable! It's be perfect for a fairy birthday party!

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  17. Ugh, dang deer. They're so nice to watch in your yard until you realize they're eating all your plants. I like what you did though! So cute!

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  18. So cute! I love fairy gardens and the dollar store finds are fabulous!

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  19. You really made this fairy garden look so great Cecilia! The copper painted pieces are my favorite!

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  20. What a creative imagination you have. Thank you for linking up and sharing with us at #OvertheMoon. I've pinned and shared :)

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  21. This is just too darn cute! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

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  22. I am into small anything at this point---this is adorable. Such a fun project for a mom or dad and kids. We will be doing a couple of outdoor ones with the Grand this year, Thanks for your cute ideas! Sandi

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