Have you ever seen those gorgeous miniature fairy gardens on blogs or YouTube, and thought to yourself: Oh, I wish I could do that too!
I have too, but then, when I saw how much I needed of material and figurines to do it, and how much they cost, I sighed and put the whole project on ice.
But then one day, my cousin Cecily and I were sitting chatting in our granny’s garden, when Cecily came up with the brilliant idea: Let’s use granny’s display figurines and stuff from the old toy box. I’m sure there must be something we can use there!
So we went through granny’s whole house with gusto and childlike enthusiasm, and boy did we find a lot of stuff!
These are old furniture from a doll’s house. Doesn’t it just look like the perfect setup for a fairy tea party?
These beautiful figurines are actually cake decoration! But to us, they looked like perfect ballerina fairies. And oh, do you see the boy lurking at them? He is a cake decoration item too!
This is my brother’s old tin soldier. Does this scene remind you of a certain fairy tale?
This is my cousin’s old Barbie doll baby, but doesn’t he just make the perfect flower baby?
This is granny’s homemade Christmas Angel, but we thought she looked like a lovely fairy godmother! Oh, and do you spot the gold slipper next to her? It’s an old Barbie shoe!
This is perhaps my favorite scene of all! A beautiful delicate tiny fairy dancing in the purple flowers!
I hope this has inspired you to create your own miniature fairy garden! As you can see, it doesn’t have to cost a thing! And finding the items to use is just so much fun!