Faith, trust, and pixie dust! I love having little girls because I am still a little girl at heart. I have so much fun enabling my two little gals and their creativity! Inspired by the new “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast” movie, we decided it would be fun to create our own Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden! Spring is here in Northern California and so are all of the beautiful flowers that come with it.
Ruby and I went to the nursery and craft store to pick out supplies. We even chose two darling fairies (Tinker Bell and Fawn) to adorn the garden. If you are one of the few souls who isn’t experiencing blizzard conditions right now this would be such a fun project to make with the kids during spring break. For those of you (and I used to live in Alaska so I can sympathize) who won’t experience spring until May or June be sure to add this to your to-do list for the summer or fall!
Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden
Pot (we used a 14″ plastic terra cotta colored planter)
Ground Covering foliage (We used a 6 pk. of Alyssum and Baby’s Tears)
clear spray paint
4.5″ Tinker Bell Fairy Dolls (Walmart)
Accessories (mushrooms or little woodland creatures)
The girls started by painting their bird houses. I had to really refrain from helping too much. I like painting and would have been happy to paint both of their houses for them, but where would the fun have been in that? They did such a great job and I love the colors they chose.
Once the houses were try we applied 2 coats of clear spray paint to them. I also sprayed the bottom of the houses as well since they would be sitting in dirt.
The girls filled the pot with soil and we began figuring out the layout that we wanted. We decided to have our taller flowers in the back with some of the Baby’s Tears. They nestled their little fairy houses in between the Baby’s Tears and then we filled in the rest of the space with Alyssum and more Baby’s Tears.
We left a small area to make a pathway so that Tinker Bell and Fawn could visit each other. Small stones worked great and they also added stones to any bare areas that we had.
We gave our new garden a good watering and then added a small sprinkling of fairy dust (glitter) to bring it to life!
The girls decided that they wanted to leave the fairies in the garden at night so that they could play and fly around if they wanted to.
And since Fawn is friends with so many animals, we added a cute little pot hugging bunny.
I think Tinker Bell and Fawn like there new garden even if they are too big to fit into their homes 🙂
A beautiful little garden with just the right amount of magic. We love how it turned out and hope that it blooms all spring and summer.
It was the perfect project for this little group of flower planting, spring lovin’, and fairy pretending group of girls!