Ever since visiting The Enchanted Forest nursery, I have been obsessed with Fairy Gardens. One day, after dropping Ryan off for his classes, I did a little shopping at Hob Lob and found the centerpiece for our own little Fairy Garden:
This mushroom house was tucked in with some creepy garden gnomes. I used the 40% off Hob Lob coupon on my phone and got it for less than ten bucks! Then I ventured into their doll house furniture section and picked up a few chairs, a barrel, a wheelbarrow, and a little wooden well. They also had a free booklet on making your own Fairy Gardens.
The boys thought I was a little nuts for wanting to make a Fairy Garden, but I think they are so cute and whimsical! Mary Grace will love it when she's old enough to play with it.
So we set about filling up our old wine barrel with dirt and I placed the mushroom house in the middle then just stood back. The boys went wild with imagination and found objects from the yard to complete the garden.
They used an oyster shell (from our recent trip to the beach) as a pool. They also painted all the little furniture I bought. Here is the wheelbarrow holding a pecan:
We also made a little clothes line complete with a pecan shell laundry basket! I have to admit, it's probably my favorite part of the garden!
We had the best time putting the garden together and I am so delighted with all their creativity! My only contribution was the actual garden. I planted Provence lavender, celosia, and succulents to fill it all in.
It was all going so well and I was relishing in the boy's thoughtful creativity when later I found this:
You know, in case any of those creepy gnomes show up!