At our next meeting, April 1st at the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, Julie will be demonstrating how to create a fairy garden.
Here are some tips from Julie's instructions
How to Create a Fairy Garden Bowl by Julie Bishop
1. Gather supplies
i. Best Size: 12” diameter, 6” deep.
ii. Style: Terracotta, glazed ceramic, sturdy plastic, wood, metal, etc.
i. Use standard potting soil and fill up to approx. 2” from top of container.
c. Landscape materials
i. Moss, faux moss stones, colored sand and pebble chips, glass stones.
ii. Faux foliage: succulents, flowers, ferns, mushrooms, etc.
iii. Other natural materials: Pinecones, acorns, dried berries, etc.
d. Figurines and accessories
i. House/ Theme object: mushroom house, welcome door, castle, cottage, rainbow, etc.
ii. Fairies, gnomes, unicorns, creatures, favorite theme character, etc.
iii. Animal critters: frogs, birds, butterflies, bunnies, squirrels, owl, etc.
iv. Misc. accessories: pumpkins, beehives, welcome signs, etc.
2. Layout supplies into the container as follows:
a. Place the house or theme object at the top center as the main focal point.
b. Place the faux flowers on the upper right and left sides next to the house.
c. Gently push items into the potting soil until stabilized.
d. Place a handful of moss around the house and the foliage.
e. Create a pond on the lower left side using the glass stones and colored sand.
f. Create a path to the house using the pebble chips. Line path with mushrooms.
g. Place the gnomes and fairy figurines on the middle right or left side near the flowers and pond. Place the succulent bush on the upper left middle section.
h. Place another handful of moss around the figurines.
i. Place the animal critters, butterfly and other accessories accordingly.
3. Adjust items as necessary
a. Move any items and rearrange landscaping material as necessary.
4. Insert a chalkboard pick sign - optional
a. Theme of custom fairy garden or message may be written on the chalkboard.
Here are some theme ideas:
Birthday Gifts for all ages and for Special Occasions such as Weddings, Baby Showers,
Personal Achievement Celebrations, Holiday Seasonal Décor and More!
Seasons and Holidays: Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Spring, Easter,
Summer, Fall Harvest, Day of the Dead, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter.
“My Favorite Things” for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparents Day.
Natural Environments: Forest, Meadow, Beach, Desert, Farm, Island, etc.
Unique Gardens Options: Florals, Succulents, Cacti, Rocks or Sand and Shells.
Travel Locations or Vacation Memories: Paris, Hawaii, NYC, Japan, Africa, etc.
Fantasy: Fairies / Wizards / Unicorns / Gnomes / Trolls / Mermaids / Pirates
Space / Star Wars / Aliens / Superheroes
Dragons / Dinosaurs / Pets / Zoos
Castles and Royalty / Disney Princesses
Cars / Trucks / Machines / Robots
Movies / Books / Music / Sports / Hobbies
Spiritual / Zen Enlightenment / Day of the Dead Death Memorials