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Moundridge, KS(Zone 6a)

I am new to this area but am just loving looking at all the pictures of your gardens. I would very much like to start creating a fairy garden with my granddaughters, but can't begin to afford the price of the premade houses, although they're beautiful. I'm assuming some of you have built your own houses and was wondering if you could direct me as to how you did this, or if there's been a previous thread I could look up, let me know. Thanks for your help.

willow

South, TX

The best thing is that you and your g.daughters can use things you find! Clay pots with rocks and twigs glued to them would be pretty and woodsy.

My hubby found this large piece of tree stump. I love it. You can do that.

Also, places like Hobby Lobby etc have lots of things that are not expensive. Dried flowers, curly twigs... The best thing is using your imagination. I love it. Pretty rocks you find or buy are so nice. Dollar stores might have nice little figurines also. I love the craft stores for all kinds of things. Moss, gnomes, the fairy door and windows... This time of year is hard at the craft stores since CHRISTMAS is all out. Spring and summer are easier.

Look around in the threads. Lots of great ideas.

Welcome!

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Moundridge, KS(Zone 6a)

Thank you so much Sally for your patient answer to what I now see as a silly question, and I absolutely love your old tree stump home. I think we have a few like that from the last ice storm. I think the first few things I peeked at were darling but expensive houses with links to their sites. In the last few days I have looked through more threads and can see the wonderful imaginatives homes that have been made. I'm really excited now, and am finding all sorts of ideas just going around the yard. I think a trip to Hobby Lobby will be in the offing, then I'll have to get pictures taken to share. Thanks to all the forum members for their exciting ideas. This looks like great fun.

Willow

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South, TX

You are welcome. It is a fun thing to do and you can change and add to them. Little dollhouse furn. is nice or kids like making things with sticks also.

The beautiful houses are nice, but expensive. Some are not as much though. They can give you good ideas.

You can make fairy homes outside or inside, in a basket or terrarium. Marbles etc. so pretty.

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Moundridge, KS(Zone 6a)

Oh my! Sally, that terrarium is just beautiful. The little fairy looks like one of the Cicely Mary Barker dolls that are so pretty and getting a bit expensive. I have only a couple, but I paid very little several years ago and was amazed at the current prices. That is really a lovely way to display them.

I needed a boost to get me excited in the garden again. I've had a frustrating spring and summer due to some health glitches, but this is the kind of thing I can work on and keep up with 'til they can finish fixing my knee next spring. I've even just started some allyssum for fall thinking the tiny flowers would be pretty in a little fairy housing project. thanks for the help,

willow

South, TX

I have some health problems too. :( I do hope you will feel better.

Yes, I have about four of those kind of fairies. They are darling. I have about five.

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South, TX

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Moundridge, KS(Zone 6a)

I really love how you've used them. Mine are just sitting in their boxes. What a sad thing when they could be so well displayed. Thank you for the ideas. I hope you'll be doing better soon too. My frustrations are, fortunately, only temporary, and should be fixed next spring. I'm afraid my biggest problem is the lack of patience...but I certainly am learning some, and learning to be gratefull for each new thing I accomplish. Guess the good Lord decided I needed some practice there! Have a good day Sally,

willow

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

I know this is an old thread but I'd love to see this forum get some more traffic.


Here's some fairy houses from the most famous fairies in Disney
This one made from dried leaves and acorns

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central, NJ(Zone 6b)

This one made from sticks, a coffee can, pebbles, some moss

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central, NJ(Zone 6b)

This one from an old toy and a funnel with some bark

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central, NJ(Zone 6b)

Old teapot and plate

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(Bev) Wytheville, VA(Zone 6a)

Those were awesome! Great imagination!

South, TX

How wonderful. I love your ideas!

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

Quote from flowAjen :

Here's some fairy houses from the most famous fairies in Disney


I wish they were my ideas..

(Bev) Wytheville, VA(Zone 6a)

flowAjen,
Oh, but they CAN be yours, LOL. I think we all share our pics and try to emulate the things we see that we really like! I know I do!

South, TX

Yes, sharing gets our creative juices going!

Southern California, CA

Hi All Tiny Garden Gardeners: I lurk here on occasion. Someday I want to begin a tiny garden. The other day on the internet I came across these painted rock houses. They would be cute in tiny gardens. I thought you might be interested in seeing. If you've seen it before...sorry for the duplication.... http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2611647890078163208hMmoLA

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