Tuesday, June 12, 2012

My Little Rusty Fairy Garden

John 20:29
Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." (NIV)

My very own Fairy Garden, this was so fun to put together. Last summer I had never even heard of a fairy garden, and now I had to have one!

My summer budget is super small this year, so I knew I wouldn't have much money to put into my Fairy Garden, but I really, really wanted one.

So I did what I've come to rely on more and more (since I'm not working right now) I shopped my house and yard, Thrift Stores, and the dollar store.

I purchased the little bird house to use as my Fairy House, a bag of moss,  and 2 African Violets from Giant Eagle for $1.50 each, the little church was .50 at the Thrift Store, for a grand total of $5.50~not too bad...

The plants and Flowers I had, I just gathered and added things and made the Popsicle fence, I had the Welcome sign (I got last year at the Church Rummage sale), and the little Blackboard.

I decided to use this great boiler pot (I think that's what it's called) my sister-in-law gave me several years ago (cause, she knew I would come up with something cute to use it for). It was pretty deep and I wanted to add drainage so I filled it about 3/4 full with mulch (the power line cutter left me a huge pile! so free!) I read (on pinterest of course) to use baby diapers to help absorb water, so on top of the wood chips I opened and layered some baby diapers. They seem to be working and hopefully keeping the water from lying on the bottom of the pot.

The keyhole door is cardboard from my scrapping supplies, the old spring I just had.

I painted this rusty old stand I got when my husband was taking down an old garage, not sure what it used to be, I just thought it was neat and the pan fit in perfectly!

I love this tiny little jeweled candle box, I've had for years...

I made the rusty cross from an old piece of wire, the jax I found the hose handle and spring made a cute little addition, and my Mom's turtle salt shakers are peeking out of the flowers

The small rusty gears are from an antique meat grinder

The old bottle caps are from my sisters Mother-in-law

My Fairy Garden was rather easy, this post was not. Did you ever have a post that was just stalling? I have been trying all week to get this posted. My computer has been crawling and kept freezing when I was downloading the pictures, argh... and then today it crashed. I spent all day on the phone, fixing it, so not what I wanted to do today...

I thought it was all fixed until I went to add some more pictures to the post, and re-arrange them, and I all I can see is a "mock" picture in place of every picture on my computer, so it looks like I'll be spending tomorrow on the phone, also.

So I'm posting, not exactly as I would like it to be, but it's here and I hope you enjoyed the show...

Thank you for visiting with me today, hopefully you have been inspired in some small way...

Please leave a comment so I know you were here, they really do make my day!

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God's Blessing to you and your families, have a wonderful day!

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  1. Your fairy garden is adorable!! Love how you've got it nestled in the 'wire thing'!! :)

  2. This is amazing! You are so creative. I think this is something anyone would enjoy! I'm a new follower and I'm anxious to see what else you create.


  3. Lorrie, this is so cute! I love the little sign and the touches like the spring, the gears, and that the whole thing was done gathering items you had on hand or got inexpensively. That's so rewarding, isn't it, especially when it turns out so well. I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of it. Thank you so much for coming by Quirky Vistas and leaving me a nice comment. I truly appreciated it!

  4. Your fairy garden turned out great! I like the way you've added so many fun and unusual trinkets to it. The colors are so vibrant too! I have one of those boilers hanging around...maybe I should do the same!

  5. Lorrie, you little fairy garden is adorable. I really love the colors and the little birdhouse with the keyhole escutcheon is too cute! Stopping by from Debbie's.

  6. This is so cute! I'm looking for a little church for my terrarium, but this is making me want to make a fairy garden! :)

  7. What a sweet fairy garden! I've considered making one for years and haven't done it but it would be so much fun. Thank you for sharing yours. It provides inspiration to maybe do my own this year!

  8. love your fairy garden !

  9. love, love love it! every little find... want to make one now, lol!

  10. Love this...I'm going to feature your fairy garden from last week's Toot Your Horn party tonight...running a little behind on posting features. Would love for you to come grab a button! Great job!


  11. I love your fairy garden! And your blog! The photos are wonderful!

  12. Very Cute !! I love the little keyhole on the front. I've had a fairy garden for years and it just never gets old. I'm always adding little trinkets to mine. I hope you'll stop by and see mine sometime ! http://www.bargainfun.net/search?q=fairy+garden

  13. Thanks for putting the time in! Love the flower colors and how the garden touches the soul~

  14. Very sweet, I need to do this, great ideas!

  15. You did a beautiful job with you fairy garden. I think its more fun doing it the way you did!
    Now i'm thinking maybe i'm gonna make me a little garden!