This summer my daughters and I received a wonderful “How to Make a Fairy Garden” book in the mail from my dear friend Kerry. She and her two older daughters recently created a fairy garden in their unused sandbox. Our package came with a seed packet, two adorable fairies, and this beautifully hand illustrated instruction book.
We didn’t have room in our budget to buy new dirt or add anything fancy to our garden. I scavenged around our house, garage and yard and was shocked by how many wonderful items we found. I got the girls settled with a container of dirt and then literally walked away to do other yard chores. My five and six year old worked on their garden for two hours without adult assistance. They had a wonderful time and are very proud of their personal fairy garden.
With a little imagination and a cheap packet of seeds you too can enjoy a fairy garden in your yard. Your child’s eyes will light up with excitement!
You don’t need a lot of space to create a beautiful fairy garden. Something as simple as a bucket will do.
Add a bottom layer of rocks and sand to whatever container you pick to ensure your seeds have proper drainage.
Give the child free range to decorate as he or she chooses. It may be challenging not to direct, literally walk away.
You’ll be amazed what they come up with!
Perhaps they will add a pool with a diving board.
Or perhaps you’ll find tiny, unique, hidden treasures.
With a little bit of water and a lot of love you’ll definitely find happy fairies.