Wednesday, April 17, 2013

All aboard! The Fairy Garden Train

My daughter (9) wanted to create a fairy garden.
She had money burning a hole in her pocket since her birthday.
We went out and found all the things she needed.
I let her pick out everything.
I let her design the garden.
I let her stand back and admire her work.

 She found the book-box at Homegoods and insisted it would work.
I ended up lining the inside with plastic and cutting a hole in the top.
And it worked! 
 We found the fairy online and it just happened to be named:
"Evelyn Mae"
My daughter is named Evelynn! Perfect! 
 The wagon was once a Christmas ornament of my husband's.
Around the side is "1987".
It lost its original load, but the new one looks darling!
The mini pot and stones we found at Joanns.

She is so excited to have her own garden to tend.
The little cuttings in the pot are from some of my planters.

  Just planted this one today, so it is a little thin.
I have several done in old copper Jell-o molds! Love em.


  1. Your fairy garden is delightful! I enjoyed one on my deck all summer last year and posted about it last week. Love yours!

  2. Love fairy gardens. I need to restart mine soon. I had so much fun doing one last year.

  3. Cool idea, I have a fairy sculpture given to me by my daughter - I should make the fairy a garden.

  4. I LOVE this! So neat- maybe on our "summer fun to do list!" pinning for sure! and thank you for linking it up on the photo friday blog hop- cheers!

  5. What a lucky daughter to have such a creative mother! One who lets her daughter make her own choices regarding how she spends her $$. What a beautiful little fairy girl and the name of course is perfect!She did a Terrific job and I know you must be so proud of her! Congrats to both of you!

  6. You can tell Evelynn, she has the BEST garden ever, in a book box, brilliant idea the fairy and wagon are the icing on the cake. Thanks for sharing this lovely creation, Hope your haveing a wonderful weekend...

  7. Looks so pretty - I'll bet she loved it!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change