Monday, April 24, 2017

Wagon Fairy Garden

I have my mom's old wagon. The plastic wheels on it finally deteriorated and when I couldn't find replacements, I just stuck it out of the way until I decided what I wanted to do with it. When I wanted to make a fairy garden, the wagon instantly popped into my mind as the perfect container for it.

It sits on my concrete bench out front perfectly. I filled it with soil and added plants. Next, I took my fairies I added magic to and started placing them in the wagon.

First I put a pedestal then added a lantern on top of it to make a castle. The sleeping dragon keeps guard while the pink fairy sits inside.
 Someday, I'm going to fancy up the inside of the "castle" but for now Miss Pink Fairy has a soft moss bed.


Next, I took a wooden miniature birdhouse

painted it to look like stone and added pinecone shingles and a cork door

and placed it on top of the candlestick with the fairy and turtle. Into the wagon it went!

A white picket fence (to keep the dragon out) and mushroom mailbox was added as well.


 Is that Snail Mail being delivered? Why yes, yes it is! 😀

And Toad and Sweet Fairy enjoy their spot among the flowers.

The mushroom house was next to go in

The potted grass is decorated with cute red polka dot mushrooms

I added some cork and acorn cap mushrooms close to the dragon

A bunny farm sits on the window ledge across from the fairy garden - after all, bunnies are afraid of dragons!



The gnomes are still waiting on their home as well as the fox. Then I have this fairy a friend gave me. She told me she knew I could make her look good.
Yikes, time to break out the spray paint primer!
Oh, much better already! However, she must wait her turn...there's a gnome way ahead of her!

I had a lot of fun creating my fairy garden. Hmm, now where is the gnome garden going to go?



11 comments:

  1. Yup, that fairy looks like she'd been in the tanning bed too long! She looks better already! I know you can do this, Cecilia! the fairy garden is so cute already!!

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    1. haha, she will get her makeover soon...I have to finish the gnome first...he's been waiting a very long time. However, I'm glad you sent her my way - she definitely needs help. :)

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  2. Oh- I love all your fairy stuff!! You did such a good job pulling everything together. I love anything to do with fairies. I have to get my garden up and going this spring yet. I am going to put a strand of those fairy lights in mine this year-on a timer so they go on at night. I am a child at heart....lol xo Diana

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  3. Adorable, Cecilia! The snail mail bag is the best!

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  4. I KNOW you had fun doing this because I did the same thing last year and just this last Sunday and it's really fun to do. Especially making things and thinking outside the box, like your castle.

    I have an old wagon too and I thought about using it for a fairy garden also. Last year I put some plants in it and they didn't do that well. I'm pretty sure it was because I didn't put any holes in the bottom for drainage.

    That 'brown' fairy is a riot! You made her look sooooooo much better already! Paint is magic :).

    xxx

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  5. Your fairy garden is so pretty! And I can't believe the difference a little spray paint made with that fairy. :)

    Happy day friend!
    karianne

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    1. It sure was fun to make! And yikes, that fairy! But hurray for spray paint to cover it all up. Thanks, friend! Have a good one!
      Cecilia

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  6. What a darling fairy garden Cecilia! I adore how you transform things from so so to spectacular!
    May you enjoy a spring filled with flowers.
    Happy May Day!

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  7. Love the Fairy Garden...what a great idea to use that wonderful wagon! The spray painted Fairy looks so totally different..love it! Happy May Day!

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    1. I just couldn't throw the wagon away even though it's seen better days - it's a connection to my mom...I was with her when she bought it and I remember her using it to move plants. I think she'd like what I'm using it for now. Thanks for stopping by. Happy May Day to you too! :)

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  8. This is so adorable! I keep saying I want to make one myself. I need to do it! But, I need to keep it out of Rooster's reach. LOL!

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