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Tiny Gardens: How to stake your fairies so they don't fall over.

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FairyFarm
Kalama, WA

May 11, 2011
1:13 PM

Post #8555153

My granddaughter Kassie gluing nails to the bottom of the fairies.

Long nails with wide heads are glued to the bottom of the fairies. We use Gorilla Glue. A small piece of painters tape is used to hold nail in place while they dry. We put them upside down in goblets to hold them bottoms up.

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

May 12, 2011
10:40 AM

Post #8557902

Great picture and great idea !

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SoFlaCommercial
West Palm Beach, FL
(Zone 10b)

May 19, 2011
8:18 PM

Post #8574961

anyone have any tutorial on what to have in a wee garden and what type of plants and where to get them?

thanks.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 19, 2011
8:39 PM

Post #8574990

Check the resource thread(the 1st one on this forum) and peruse all the other threads for some great ideas

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 11, 2011
6:54 PM

Post #8624793

Is there a secret on removing the tape without having the nail come off with it??
I used gorilla glue and had the nail come off as I ripped the tape off and one came off while putting it into the ground.

Did you roughen up the surfaces so the glue holds better?

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 12, 2011
7:38 AM

Post #8625404

That is a great idea, We will have to try it. We use a dremmel or dril, and drill a very tiny hole first in the base of our fairies and then glue in 14 gage copper wire. It works great if you use a screw driver to poke the hole in the ground first. The wire is about 4 inches long to go into the ground. The next time I do some I will show the pics.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 6, 2011
5:19 PM

Post #8676887

Mud_Elf what type of glue do you use?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 6, 2011
5:21 PM

Post #8676891

I went to show a friend how I glued the nails to one of the pieces, as I pulled it out the nail stayed in the ground and the little mailbox was in my hand...UGH!

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 6, 2011
7:24 PM

Post #8677141

I use e6000 to attach the wire in the hole. It has worked well for me so far..

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