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Want to add some whimsy to your yard? This simple DIY fairy garden is the answer! You’ll turn your tree base into a magical scene in no time.
No one told me that after you buy a house and you live in it for a couple of years, you’ll want to change everything.
It’s been a little over two years now and we have so many “maybe someday” projects for our house and yard. We’ve become such hoarders of tools and supplies for projects that we could probably open a small ma and pa hardware store.
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Slowly but surely, we’ve been tackling them. Last year we added a garden, deck, fruit trees and completely redid our spare bedroom into Lily’s nursery. (She’s never slept in here, FYI. Obviously, we chose the wrong room to redo.)
And this year?
We’ve added a swing. We’re trying to grow some pumpkins and watermelon. We added a bench to our deck. And now we’re adding mulch our trees. While we’ve only got one done since we waaaay underestimated how much you need (it’s A LOT!) – it looks amazing.
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But I couldn’t just throw mulch down and call it a day. It needed something special. Something like a …
DIY Fairy Garden!
I could browse Pinterest all day and oogle fairy garden photos, you guys. They’re so fun! I can’t wait until Lily is older and can create her own so we can tend our gardens together.
I love how simple or involved DIY fairy gardens can be. And how you can add to them over time. I don’t have time for long, extensive projects anymore so we were able to start simple and I knew I could add to it.
One place I would recommend for your DIY fairy garden accessories is Oriental Trading. They have SO many craft and hobby supplies. You’ll be able to find everything I have shown – the ladybugs, mushroom, door, wooden stepping stones, mossy mounds, and branches – plus so much more.
Be sure to think out of the box, too! Most of these items weren’t listed as DIY fairy garden accessories. But the way they came together makes them perfect for this project.
For all of the items in the mulch, here is how I got them to stay. Add a little bit of hot glue to the mushroom, mossy mound or stepping stone. Attach a popsicle stick to it and let dry. Poke in the ground to secure.
It’s really that easy! The rest is up to you of where to place everything and create a unique, magical scene in your yard.
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This DIY fairy garden was so much fun to put together. I loved that I could get all of my craft supplies for it at Oriental Trading. I think a pond and some plants will be my next additions!
We also added this quirky bird feeder (also from Oriental Trading) to the same tree:
Isn’t it amazing? This is by far my favorite tree to look at in our house now. It’s right out in front of our kitchen sink window so washing dishes isn’t as bad anymore.
Now I’d love to hear from you!
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Do you have a fairy garden? What are your favorite DIY fairy garden accessories from Oriental Trading?