15 Minute DIY Fairy Garden Supplies


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Who doesn't love the whimsical fun of a fairy garden? For today's 15 Minute Fix, I'll show you how to create a few of these tiny supplies that are simple enough for kids to craft too...


15 minute DIY fairy garden supplies


Let's face it, whether you prefer a home for your gnomes or an enchanted fairy garden, the cost of accessories can really add up. I'm always drawn to pieces that are a little different and some time ago, I came across a wee tire swing at Home Depot. I actually had it in hand ready to purchase, when I realized how easy it would be to make. Besides, I figured a real garden twig would be even better than a piece manufactured to look like one. 


15 minute DIY Fairy garden supplies


Ginger Grand  loves to craft so since he was here visiting, I enlisted his help. We found the perfect forked small branch in the garden. I tied a piece of jute twine around two rubber washers I found in my laundry room drawer. Ginger Grand glued them together and once they were dry, we tied them to the branch. 


15 Minute DIY fairy garden supplies


Next, we repurposed champagne corks I saved from Easter brunch as mini mushrooms. We painted them with DecoArt patio paint. {See more links for suggested supplies at the bottom of the post.} 


15 minute DIY fairy garden supplies

                                               
GG chose turquoise paint and got busy. {Background lightsaber is optional!} 


15 minute DIY fairy garden supplies


I used the bottom of the paint brush to create the polka dots. 


15 minute DIY fairy garden supplies


I thought Ginger Grand might need help with this step, but he did a great job on his own!


15 minute DIY fairy garden supplies


Every time we go out in the garden, he stops to admire our handiwork. 


15 minute DIY fairy garden supplies



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14 comments:

  1. How cute is this!!!! I love it! I think my son would love to help me do that! Great idea thanks for sharing

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  2. Oh my goodness! How adorable and what a good little helper you had too. So sweet. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  3. So cute! I would love to do this with my Grands at their house!

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  4. Adorable! The champagne cork mushrooms and tiny tire swing are such fun. I think the grands and I will be making a few of these mushrooms.

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  5. Cute and I love the idea of kids being able to do this.

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  6. How adorable and clever to use the champagne corks that way!

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  7. Love it, Cecilia! Nothing better than making your own fairy garden stuff. I think it looks better than the molded, fake stuff! Look how big your sweet GG is! Adorable!

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  8. such a cute idea!! I love activities that involve kids - they are always so proud of their work :)

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  9. I love that your grandson got involved with this! :)

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  10. Those toadstools are so cute!!


    You should come link this up at bloggers spotlight too!
    http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/

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    1. thanks for linking up!! I am sharing this on my FB page and group pinterest boards :)

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  11. Those are so cute! My son and I are working on a small fairy garden; pinned to our idea board.

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  12. I rarely drink alcoholic beverages, but if I do, it is generally champagne, so I have these corks in a bowl, I am ready to get to work, these are adorable! Thanks so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story! I am pinning this to my crafts board!

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