June 16, 2011

fairy gardens & gnome homes


At the beginning of summer, I bought an ebook HERE
with some great project ideas for the yard or garden.
My homeschooling mama friend and I decided to use the book
as an Art Camp, getting together once a week to do the
projects together with our kids.



Yesterday was Fairy Gardens...or um, Gnome Homes, for the boys.
They were a little put off by the fairy thing.
Understandably so.


First they painted and decorated a little wooden house,
Micheal's $1.


Then they build their gardens.
We used big ol' bowls from the Dollar Store and drilled holes in the bottom for storage.
Then added pea gravel, potting soil, plants, and then
pea gravel again to make the gardens.


Then I had them run around the yard, finding anything they thought could be part of their fantasy yard.
Rocks, leaves, flowers, etc.


The book even had an idea of a fairy/gnome clothes line.
How cute is that?!








I'm sorry, but pleeeease tell me something cuter then these!! :)
I can't get over them.
I think I love fairy dish gardens.
Yes, I do.
And with my whole heart too.

xo,
{alicia}



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18 comments:

Anna @ Blissful Whimsy said...

I think I love fairy dish gardens as well :o) So cute Alicia!

Heather said...

Oh my goodness, those are absolutely adorable. I want one! :)

thetwistedruffle said...

they turned out really cute! and how fun to have a friend you can do stuff like this with! what a blessing!

Tonya said...

Those are the cutest. Thanks for sharing this very fun idea.
Tonya in Washington state

Leanne said...

love the clotheslines and the mossy spots the best...very, very cute stuff...

Farmgirl Paints said...

uh yeah i don't think there is anything cuter!

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

Those are adorable. I love that you changed the name for the boys. And I LOVE the clothesline!

A Rosy Note said...

Well, doesn't that look fun! I love the little mossy patches in the gravel.

Melissa said...

my gosh- how flipping cute are they!!!

love the gnome home for the boys- tee hee!!

nothing cuter than those in the bloggy world today!

melissa xx

Blissful Blooms said...

There you go again- being simply awesome! They turned out SO cute! Can I send my kids over for your next craft?

{Amy} said...

seriously alicia? these are so cute! what a great idea, we just got soem little bird houses like that at joann fabrics which we still need to hang up outside or do something with. i had to smile when i saw your little clothes line because we washed clothes in a bucket with charlotte's wasboard and made a little play clothes line, too. so much fun. great pictures, happy friday to you!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Now this is a project after my own heart. Gotta love it! I know y'all had so much fun making the fairy homes. :D

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

Pure loveliness! And the clothesline with leaves? Perfection! Can I come over and make one? ;)

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Adorable! I posted one this week also that we made to add in our 'butterfly' garden area. It was SO fun to put together. I LOVE the clothesline idea. May have to add one to mine too.

Alanna said...

Aaah they're so cute!! I want to make one just to sit outside my bedroom window!!

Will have to try and locate some of those little wooden houses :)

CAS said...

This is just an adorable thing to do with children or grandchildren, in my case!

Sew Country Chick said...

So sweet Alicia, when my 15 year old and 8 year old daughters were 3 and 10 I was homeschooling with Waldorf and really into all the fairies and wood and Waldorf dolls. My older daughter used to make houses for her little sister and leave little notes in them for her to find.

John Springer said...

Greetings! Actually Gnome Homes are found in the extensions of tree trunks with an opening to the hidden realms. They can also be found as an opening beneath a tree however they are always seen as an extension of the base of the tree.
We have captured many photos of gnomes at the base of trees and they are not garden statues, for they are real and do come from another world. They are members of the Faerie Realm, however they are not Fairies. They are their own clan and group for each area of the world. You are blessed to connect with them and to honor their presense. We shared this world through a new set of eyes with our Enchanted Walkabouts. Be In Joy and keep up the great work!

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