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